The U.S. Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Summit begins this week in Japan, with the first sessions at Yokosuka Naval Base.

Related events are planned at Sasebo Naval Base and Naval Air Facility Atsugi.

The summits, sponsored by Commander, Naval Forces Japan, are geared toward “improving operational performance, providing insight into policy development, policy implementation and fostering an exchange of ideas and the sharing of successes,” a Navy news report stated.

The Yokosuka summit is slated for Tuesday through Thursday at the base Officers Club.

A session is planned at Atsugi, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Friday in the AIMD Conference Room, and another summit follows April 26-27 at the Harbor View Club at Sasebo.

The programs provide command leaders and others with “information on initiatives to reduce drug use, current strategies to reduce DUI/DWI and underage drinking, NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) reports of techniques sailors are using to cheat urinalysis, and the critical elements of an effective urinalysis program,” the report stated.

For more information on NADAP, call William Moore at commercial (901) 874-4247 or DSN 882-4247, or visit the Web site.

Call Chief Petty Officer Steven Owen in Yokosuka at DSN 243-5663 for more information.

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