April 2, 2014, MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) – The Navy launched a survey April 1 asking participants their attitude and perceptions of alcohol abuse in the Navy.
The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KWYE, and should take participants less than five minutes to complete.
“Since the “Keep What You’ve Earned” campaign’s inception a year ago, we’ve involved Sailors in the development of Keep What You’ve Earned to better understand their drinking habits and how alcohol use is perceived in the Navy as a whole,” said Dorice Favorite, director of Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (NADAP). “This survey gives us a pulse check on how those attitudes and behaviors have changed in the past year, and how we can continue to develop an innovative strategy to promote responsible drinking.”
The anonymous survey asks Sailors about their personal use of alcohol, any changes they have noticed in use of alcohol among their peers and shipmates, and their awareness of alcohol abuse prevention efforts like the Keep What You’ve Earned campaign.
“The survey will help us determine how effective the Keep What You’ve Earned campaign has been in encouraging responsible drinking habits among Sailors, and what recommendations they have for future campaign activities,” said Favorite. “We look forward to hearing new, creative ideas from the Fleet on this important readiness issue.”
Favorite said NADAP is particularly interested in the opinions of young, enlisted Sailors, but all are welcome to participate, including Navy leadership, alcohol abuse prevention personnel, and Navy family members.
According to NADAP, feedback will be used to develop new products for the Keep What You’ve Earned campaign, which launched in April 2013.
For more information about how to encourage responsible drinking among Sailors, visit www.nadap.navy.mil.