Substance Abuse Control Officer
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Training and Education Command

Substance Abuse Control Officer Mission

Substance Abuse Control Officer provides substance abuse education/prevention, urinalysis screening and assistance to the Commander on substance abuse related matters. The Substance Abuse Program utilizes evidence-based programming and practices, including prevention education, early intervention initiatives, counseling, and drug and alcohol deterrent activities in order to promote overall health and mission readiness.


Headquarters Battalion
Substance Abuse Control Officer
gysgt maddox, latorie b.
BLDG 2006 Room 118
Office: 703-432-1474

Alcohol Use

The Marine Corps objective is to eliminate alcohol abuse. Combating the debilitating threat posed by alcohol abuse and alcohol dependency on both Marines and mission readiness requires a total commitment from all levels of leadership. Leaders must be alert to characteristics of alcohol abuse and with the symptoms of the disease of alcohol dependency. All leaders must not in any way promote or condone alcohol misuse.

Drug Use

The use of illegal drugs undermines the effective performance of Marines and is contrary to the Marine Corps' Mission. Acts of use, possession, trafficking, or distribution of illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia will not be tolerated. These offenses must be dealt with swiftly and effectively to the fullest extent provided for by law and regulations. Civilians engaging in such acts will be detained and turned over to a local law enforcement agency for prosecution under the applicable criminal statutes.

Suggested Resources:

SACO Office: (703) 784-2285

Building 2006 (Yale Hall), Room 118


Marine Corps Community Servies (MCCS) Substance Abuse Program.

Consolidated Substance Abuse Counseling Center (CSACC)

Office: (703) 784-3502


Military One Source


A.A. Group...Where it all begins

The Alcoholics Anonymous that is held in the Battalion Classroom has been postponed due to COVID conditions.

Marine Corps Training and Education Command