Connect to Protect: Support is Within Reach

This year’s National Suicide Prevention Month theme, Connect to Protect: Support is Within Reach, highlights the importance of connecting fellow Marines, leaders, family, friends, and the community to available resources on suicide prevention.

Tips for Watching Your Alcohol Consumption Over the Holidays

Holidays focus on food, family, friends, and celebration, which can include overindulging in alcohol. This can make staying sober and making low-risk choices extremely difficult.  

Understanding Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse is one of the nation’s fastest-growing drug problems. National Drug Takeback Day is on October 23.

How 24/7 Support Lines Make A Difference

People who are sexually assaulted are never alone – no matter when or where assistance is needed. Marines and their families have immediate access to resources and referrals by calling their installation’s 24/7 Sexual Assault Support Line.  

Observing Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country.

OSCAR Teams Provide Peer-to-Peer support for Managing Stress

Even the most motivated and well-trained Marines can find themselves challenged by stress. From everyday life to mission-driven deployments and combat. Stress in the Marine Corps world is inevitable.

How to Stay on Track When You've Quit or Cut Down Drinking

Are you trying to cut down or quit drinking? Check out these three tips to keep you on track.

Safe Storage Ideas for Dangers in Your Home

As Suicide Prevention Month continues, take the opportunity to proof your home for any unsecured items that should be safely stored, and help a friend do the same.

Four Persistent Myths about Substance Abuse Recovery

Substance abuse recovery is often complicated by myths. Many of these myths, though they may seem real, have been proved wrong. The Substance Abuse Program has laid out some of the myths about substance abuse recovery.

Respecting our Relationships Enough to Start the Tough Conversation about Suicide

Watching a friend struggle can be overwhelming and heartbreaking. You want to help, but you’re not sure how to, and you are afraid they might be having suicidal thoughts. We have compiled ideas on ways to get your friend to open up about their thoughts and feelings.

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