The purpose of this report is to capture drug abuse in the U.S. Navy and to analyze some of the measures that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) has put in place to control the problem. The report presents a critical analysis of drug abuse in the U.S. Navy by taking a look at the background information on drug abuse, the types of drugs abused by the Navy, the possible causes of drug abuse as well as the prevention measures and treatments available for those involved in drug abuse in the U.S. Navy.
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The report applied several research methodologies and strategies during information collection, analysis and presentation. The sources of data included both primary and secondary data. In the collection of the data for the report, questionnaires, interviews as well as reviews of secondary sources of information were used. Data analysis involved both qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Literature Review from Secondary Sources of Information
Published and non-published texts related to drug abuse in the U.S. Navy were used to acquire information and data. These were majorly from journals, books, internet sources, written articles and this information and data included case studies, reports and analytical studies on drug abuse in the US military and in particular the US Navy. These sources provide the necessary background information regarding the historical context of drug use in the US military as the rationale behind the use of drug abuse in the U.S. military. Written literature was used to obtain an accurate definition of drug abuse so as to differentiate it from normal drug use. Both printed and non-printed sources which included books, journals, internet sources particularly information from the Department of US Navy were used to trace the history of drug abuse and the types of drugs that were used and still continue to be used even before the 18th century. The secondary sources were used to acquire information on the reasons for the initial use and abuse of drugs in the U.S. military and also to collect scientific knowledge and perspectives on drug use. The secondary sources of information were used to gather information on the mandate of the NCIS in relation to drug abuse control, prevention and treatment in the U.S. Navy. Written literature was used to obtain information on the extent of the problem of drug abuse in the U.S. Navy as well as its spread to other disciplined forces in the US and its impacts on society as a whole. Written literature on drug abuse in the US Navy provided essential information regarding the types of drugs abused in the US military and the factors that influence and reinforce their abuse as well as the relationship between post-traumatic stress disorders and drug abuse in the US military.
Case Study Methodology
The written sources were used to collect reliable statistical information and evidence on the existence and the extent of drug abuse. The statistical information also included statistical information showing the trends of drug abuse in the US Navy. This information was collected from reports and journals written by various relevant agencies which included the Office of the National Control Policy (ONDCP), Naval Alcohol and Drug Management Information Tracking System (ADMITS) among other agencies as well as from other research reports and case studies. The statistical information included the level of drug abuse in other forces in the US military and the overall drug abuse level in the military. The statistical information from both the published and non-published sources provided more insight into the most widely abused drugs in the military in the US.
Various personnel in the US Navy and relevant agencies were interviewed both formally and informally so as to confirm the truth on drug abuse in the military and to acquire information on the roles of the NCIS in combating drug abuse in the military. Interviews provided more insight into the types of drugs abused in the US Navy. It also helped gather information on the historical background of drug abuse in the US military and in particular, the US Navy. It also helped acquire information on the programs put in place regarding drug testing, rehabilitation, educational awareness on drug abuse as well as documentation of drug abuse statistics in the US Navy.
Questionnaires were also used to gather more accurate information on the problem of drug abuse in the US Navy. Questionnaires were used to collect information from the mental health department in the US Navy Department and from the relevant agencies. The information collected through this methodology included statistical information on the trends and levels of drug abuse as well as the reasons for concerns on drug abuse in the US Navy.
Data and information were gathered from different written scientific and sociological perspectives from books, journals and internet sources to analyze the rationale behind drug abuse, the implications of drug abuse as well as to provide psychological justification of drug use and abuse in the military.
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Statistical information and data that was gathered from cases studies and research reports done by research institutions and relevant agencies documented in books, journals and unwritten sources were used to provide a critical analysis on drug abuse in the US Navy. In presenting the quantitative analysis, statistics and bar graphs were used to make the information easier to understand. Quantitative analysis was used to reinforce the assertion and to provide critical insight into the levels and trends of drug abuse in the US Navy. It was used to analyze the trends of drug abuse in the US Navy and to provide the critical analysis and comparison of drug abuse among the Air Force, the Army and the Navy as well as comparison of the rates of different drugs abuse in the US Navy.
The research strategies and methodologies used in the report were to enable the presentation of objective information and data on drug abuse in the US Navy. The information and data presented were critically analyzed to ensure the presentation of unbiased information.