Sustain, support and enhance the readiness and resilience of the Stuttgart Community by providing deterrence, prevention, and assistance. The overarching tenets of the Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) are deterrence, prevention, intervention and counseling.
(1) The capabilities supporting deterrence are drug testing, identification/detection, and referral.
(2) The capabilities supporting prevention are awareness, education, risk reduction, interventions, and employee assistance to include suicide prevention training.
ASAP is a command program designed to service all DoD Service Members (SM), Civilian Workforce, Family Members and retirees. The program provides substance abuse as well as suicide prevention training and education; employee assistance program (EAP) counseling; and Forensic Drug Testing for both service members and civilian employees.
Drug Testing Program
Military drug testing is a commander’s program. ASAP assists commanders in assessing the security, military and civilian fitness, and discipline of units through the use of forensic drug testing. ASAP’s Drug Testing Coordinator (DTC) administers testing and provides information to commanders about smart testing, and current drug trends. Commanders are directed to conduct monthly testing of 10% percent of unit strength.
The DTC also conducts and supports the Drug-Free Federal Workplace testing program.
Unit Prevention Leader (UPL) Training: A 24- hour class that certifies NCO’s and above to conduct unit forensic drug testing.
ASAP offers multiple opportunities throughout the year that meet SMs and Civilian Workforce annual training requirements. Trainings can be tailored to active duty, civilian or blended audience and can be scheduled upon request. Trainings are available virtually and in-class at the ASAP training room on Panzer Kaserne, or at your work site.
- Universal Training: Designed to reach the entire population, without regard to individual risk factors; intended to reach a very large audience
- Selective Training: Targeted subgroups of the general population that are determined to be at higher risk for substance abuse
- Indicated Training: Geared towards individuals who are experiencing early signs of substance abuse and other related problem behaviors associated with substance abuse using program such as Prime for Life
- Prime for Life is an evidence-based education program with demonstrated success in altering attitudes and reducing high risk choices
Suicide Prevention PRogram
The goal of the Suicide Prevention Program is to reduce suicidal behaviors. This includes providing awareness briefs, small group discussion-based training and a 2 day gatekeeper training.
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.
Family Members and Civilian Workforce are encouraged to participate in suicide prevention training. Unit Family Support Groups are welcome to call ASAP to coordinate training events.
If you are feeling distressed or hopeless, thinking about death or wanting to die,
or if you are concerned about someone who may be suicidal, please call:
Risk Reduction Program
The Risk Reduction Program is a commander's program that is visually presented as a target which depicts 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.
Unit Risk Inventory (URI)
Anonymous survey administered to SMs by ASAPpersonnel that elicits a broad range of behaviors to include Alcohol and Drugabuse, domestic violence, suicide, financial problems and personal, sexualassault, stress and unit relationships. The URI also identifies habits and attitudesthat compromise readiness. Subsequent toreceiving the URI results, ASAP staff in consultation with the command teamdevelop an intervention plan, in collaboration with other agencies, to mitigatehigh-risk or improve unit readiness and resilience.
Commander’s Risk Reduction Toolkit (CRRT)
Enables Commanders and CommandTeams to access Soldier’s entire career profileto include medical readiness, behavior health limitations, high-risk indicatorsboth at individual and aggregated unit level.
(Applies to only Active Duty Army Soldiers).
Commanders are required to take the online Vantage training before ASAP can grant access to the CRRT.
Training Link https://vantage.army.mil
Community Outreach Programs are in collaboration with community and youth organizations such as: schools, scout troops and adult recreational groups to promote a healthy lifestyle and eliminate risk factors in the garrison community.
Intervention & Counseling
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The EAP provides free, confidential short term services, referrals and assessments for the DoD civilians GS/ NA, contractors, Family Members above 18 years of age, and retirees. Services:
- ASSESSMENT: Identify issues with performance or behavior or health
- REFERRAL: To resolve issues beyond EAP’s scope with follow-up
- COUNSELING: Short-term problem solving intervention
- CONSULTATIONS/TRAINING: For Management, Supervisor Training and Prevention Education Services
- MEDIATION: Individual, team and groups.
- SENSING SESSION: For small or large groups – customized to management needs
Resiliency Resource Room
ASAP has designated a quiet, private space to be utilized by the workforce and family members for relaxation and meditation. The space includes a state-of-the-art massage chair and resource library. Please call us to make an appointment.
Treatment and Rehabilitation
Realigned with Behavioral Health Clinic at the Stuttgart Health Clinic (Substance Use Disorder Clinical Care). SUDCC treatment and rehabilitation services are provided by licensed and certified substance abuse professionals.