Drug and Alcohol Prevention

The challenges and harsh realities of life at sea lead some seafarers to abuse drugs and alcohol, and also smuggle illegal substances. This video focuses on the prevention of substance abuse issues on ships, awareness of warning signs that shipmates should watch for, and the best ways to respond to drug and alcohol-related or smuggling problems.


  • The effects of drugs and alcohol on judgment and job performance
  • The relationship between substance abuse and shipboard accidents
  • Security procedures, including different types of testing
  • Blood alcohol content and the penalties for intoxication
  • Physical signs of alcohol, marijuana, stimulants, and other drug abuse
  • Proper reporting procedures through the chain of command
  • Available treatment options and services for substance abusers
  • Steps to prevent and detect the smuggling of illicit drugs
Available on:On Demand
Length: 18
Audio: EN
Subtitles: EN, FR, ID, SP
Item no: DVD0-59
Categories: HR & Familiarization
STCW: Personal Safety (A-VI/1-4)

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