Eliminate the substance abuse threat to readiness and enhance the quality of life through prevention, awareness, and education. 


Reduce the negative impact of substance abuse on the community by providing high quality prevention, education, consultation, and deterrence services. 

Who is eligible for services: 

All Service Members, Department of the Army Civilian employees, Family members, Retirees and their Family members. 

Army Substance Abuse Program Services:

The Suicide Prevention Program provides Commanders with a systematic framework to lower the risk of suicide for Soldiers, Family Members, and Civilian Employees.  Key tools are the Installation Suicide Prevention Task Force (SPFT), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Ask, Care, Escort (ACE-SI) and Training and Command Consultations.

The Prevention and Education Program educates and trains all Soldiers and Family Members on the dangers of substance abuse and the potential consequences of use and/or abuse to the Army, unit readiness and Family Member Well-Being.  Key Tools are Prime for Life (PFL) Course and certification of all Unit Prevention Leaders (UPL) and Battalion Prevention Leaders (BPL) for direct unit intervention and education services.

The Risk Reduction Program provides Commanders with the intervention, Provides commanders with the intervention, risk mitigation strategies and technical expertise to identify and reduce unit and Soldier high-risk behaviors.  Key Tools include the Installation Prevention Team (IPT), delivery of strategic interventions, unit and redeployment risk inventories and the Commander's Risk Reduction Toolkit (CRRT).

The Biochemical Testing Program provides Commanders with the capability to deter substance abuse through an aggressive urinalysis testing program.  The program facilitates early detection of substance abusers, Commanders to assess the security, fitness, good order and discipline of their units, and provides expert witness testimony as required.

The Employee Assistance Program provides non-clinical short-term counseling and coaching to DA Civilian employees to address personal issues affecting their ability to perform their government job and provides services to Family Members and Retirees to address personal difficulties affecting their quality of life.  The EAP facilitates care-provider referral services, management consultation, workplace productivity strategies and employee training.

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