The Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) is dedicated to preserving the fighting strength through alcohol and drug prevention efforts. Changing perceptions about binge drinking, illicit drug use, and abuse of prescription drugs is paramount in this effort.
DRUG TESTING PROGRAM
The Army Drug Testing Program is a command program composed of the Soldier, the commander, the Unit Prevention Leader (UPL), the ASAP staff, the Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratories (FTDTL), the Medical Review Officer and the Staff Judge Advocate. The program has three primary goals: To deter service members from abusing drugs including illegal drugs and other illicit drugs, be a tool for commanders to assess the security, military fitness, good order and discipline of their commands and serve as a basis to take appropriate action, adverse or other (including referral for treatment), with a service member based on a positive test result.
RISK REDUCTION PROGRAM
The Risk Reduction Program is a commander's program that is visually presented as a target which depicts 14 high-risk behaviors. The purpose of the risk reduction program is to reduce high-risk behavior in service members. The program focuses on effective use of installation resources and coordinates effort between agencies utilizing the Installation Prevention Team to implement effective interventions.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE AND PREVENTION EDUCATION PROGRAMS
U.S. DOD civilian employees, retirees, Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve Service Members (when not on active duty), and family members over the age of 18 can address problems that may adversely impact job performance, attendance, conduct, and/or behavior on the job. EAP services include screening, assessment, problem solving, referrals, and mediation. Prevention education efforts are made throughout the year. The ASAP observes and supports national campaigns to include but not limited to Alcohol Awareness Month, Red Ribbon Week, Drugged, Drunk, and Distracted (3D)
Driving Month, and etc. to educate the military community.
The goal of the Suicide Prevention Program (SPP) is suicide-risk reduction. This includes taking steps to lower the chance an individual will engage in suicidal behaviors. Suicide prevention is a commander's program and is the responsibility of every leader. Commanders are responsible for integrating and administering suicide-prevention programs for their organization. The SPP oversees all Ask, Care, Escort (ACE), ACE-Suicide Intervention (ACE-SI) and gatekeeper training. The program offers support and coordination to the commander to conduct suicide-prevention training.