Welcome to the Army Substance Abuse Program's (ASAP) website. ASAP is responsible for providing guidance and leadership on all non-clinical alcohol and other drug policy issues; developing, establishing, administering, and evaluating non-clinical alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse prevention, education, and training programs; overseeing the Military, Drug Free Workplace and biochemical testing programs.


The primary goal of the ASAP website is to provide Soldiers, commanders, Unit Prevention Leaders (UPL) and all other members of the Army community with an informative, user-friendly online environment. Those utilizing the site have access to a multitude of information on our Biochemical Testing Programs, Risk Reduction Program (RRP), Soldier Assistance Program (SAP), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), alcohol and drug abuse prevention training materials, as well as general information about our Agency.


We at ASAP urge you, our customer, to provide us with your comments and feedback, as your opinion is imperative to us providing you with the most useful and current alcohol and other drug information.


To provide commanders, Unit Prevention Leaders (UPLs), Soldiers, DA civilians, contractors and family members the education and training necessary to make informed decisions about alcohol and other drug use, to provide commanders the resources and tools to meet their annual four (4) hours of alcohol and other drug awareness training requirement IAW AR 600-85, and provide prevention tools to deter substance abuse.


  • Provide at least one hour per year of prevention education conducted by ASAP Professionals for each unit.
  • Provide up to date information on drug and alcohol trends affecting military communities.
  • Provide training materials and resources for commanders and UPLs to utilize in training.
  • Provide the community a resource for drug and alcohol information.
  • Provide alcohol and other drug abuse prevention products to Military communities.

The ASAP library is available for any authorized patron to sign out materials for training in units or even in the family.

The Army Center for Substance Abuse Programs (ACSAP) Prevention and Training (P&T) Branch develops, establishes, administers, and evaluates alcohol and other drug abuse prevention education and training programs. ACSAP has training packages available on its website as well as links to many resources on the web. ACSAP Training Resource Page

Drug Testing Program (Biochemical Testing Program)

The Army Biochemical Testing Program encompasses the Active Army, National Guard and the Army Reserve. The program is a command program, composed of the Soldier, the commander, the Unit Prevention Leader (UPL), the Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) staff, the Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratories (FTDTL), the Medical Review Officer, and the Staff Judge Advocate. The program has three primary goals. First, to deter Soldiers from abusing drugs (including illegal drugs and other illicit drugs). Second, as a tool for commanders to assess the security, military fitness, good order and discipline of their commands. Third, to serve as a basis to take appropriate action, adverse or other (including referral for treatment), with a Soldier based on a positive test result.

Army Policy

In accordance with AR 600-85, Army Substance Abuse Program, drug abuse will not be tolerated and there are serious consequences for such misbehavior.

  • a. All Soldiers, to include ARNG and USAR Soldiers ordered to AD, under Title 10, U.S. Code, who are identified as drug abusers, without exception, will-
    • 1. Be referred to the ASAP counseling center for screening.
    • 2. Be considered for disciplinary action under the UCMJ, as appropriate.
    • 3. Be processed for administrative separation in accordance with AR 600-8-24 (for officers and warrant officers) and AR 635-200 (for enlisted personnel).

  • b. Discharge for misconduct under AR 600-8-24 or AR 635-200, as appropriate, will be initiated and processed to the separation authority for all Soldiers involved in illegal trafficking, distribution, possession, use, or sale of illegal drugs. Soldiers will also be considered for disciplinary action under the UCMJ, consistent with Chapter 6, AR 600-85 and Rule for Courts Martial 306, MCM.
  • c. All ARNG and USAR Soldiers ordered to AD will be tested for illegal drug abuse at their reception station.
  • d. The ingestion of hemp seed oil or products made with hemp seed oil is prohibited.


Risk Reduction Program


The purpose of the risk reduction program is to reduce high-risk behavior in Soldiers.


  • Train leaders in identifying and reducing high risk factors
  • Identify and target high risk behaviors for prevention
  • Promote risk reduction as a prevention strategy
  • Prevent unhealthy and destructive behaviors
  • Increase Soldier and unit readiness


What is the Risk Reduction Program?

  • Risk Reduction Program is a Commander's Program that is visually presented as a target which depicts 14 high risk behaviors.
  • High risk behavior rates are displayed on a shot group. Rates in the red ring could indicate the problem areas.
  • From this the commander can decide which action to take to solve the behavioral problems.
  • The program focuses on effective use of installation resources and coordinates effort between agencies utilizing the Installation Prevention Team to implement effective interventions.


Risk Reduction Benefits

  • Targets problem areas
  • Provides ongoing needs assessments
  • Promotes informed decision-making about prevention and design and delivery
  • Strengthens collaboration with installation Prevention Team


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


  • To help employees in identifying and resolving personal problems that may effect their job performance and well-being.
  • To help employees in identifying and resolving personal problems that may effect their job performance and well-being.
  • To assist management in addressing productivity issues.
  • To promote installation work./life/wellness programs.



  • All new DAC employees are promptly trained on the availability of EAP services.
  • All supervisors of civilian employees receive training on the signs and symptoms of substance abuse and how and when to make proper use of EAP service. Annual training be conduct for 33% of assigned supervisors.
  • The purpose and availability of EAP services are actively promoted and publicized throughout the year.
  • Annual training on such topics as stress management, EAP services, prevention's of violence in the workplace etc, be conducted for at least 20% of the civilian workforce.



The U.S. Army has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which is designed to provides free, confidential services, to include; screening to identify the employee's problem, short-term counseling and, when appropriate, a referral to a facility or program (within or outside the Army) that can assist the employee in resolving his or her problem(s). It is the employee's responsibility to follow through with this referral, and to make the necessary financial arrangements for this treatment, as with any other medical condition. Participation in the EAP is voluntary and, ultimately, it is the employee's decision to participate or not.

EAP services are available for employees who have a substance abuse problem, who are seeking help or whose drug test has been verified positive.

In addition to substance abuse problems, the Army EAPs provide comprehensive short-term counseling and referral services to help employees achieve a balance between their work, family, and other personal responsibilities. Job effectiveness can be adversely affected when employees are faced with mental or emotional problems, family responsibilities, financial or legal difficulties, or dependent (child/elder) care needs. EAP services can be extremely important in the prevention of, and intervention in, workplace violence incidents.

Managers and supervisors are urged to become familiar with the EAP referral process and to make referrals and/or recommend to employees that they seek help through the installation EAP.

Public Laws 96-180 and 96-181 authorized Federal agencies to provide short-term counseling services, to the extent feasible, to employees and their family members who have substance abuse problems. Public Law 99-570,The Federal Employee Substance Abuse Education and Treatment Act of 1986, and title 5 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 792, require Federal agencies to establish appropriate prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative programs and services for alcohol and drug abuse problems for Federal civilian employees.

Executive Order 12564 requires Federal agencies to establish drug-free Federal workplace programs, including an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as an essential element in achieving a drug-free workforce. Agencies must refer all employees found to be using illegal drugs to the EAP for assessment, short-term counseling, and referral for treatment or rehabilitation, as appropriate. Confidentiality is the corner stone of an effective EAP. Employee confidence in the competence and trustworthiness of the EAP staff plays a key role in program success. EAP staff must be familiar with the provisions of the Privacy Act ( 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)) as well as the Alcohol and Drug Patient Confidentiality Regulation provisions contained in 42 CFR. Part 2.

The promotion of EAP services is crucial. Methods used most frequently to promote the EAP include: e-mail messages to employees; new employee orientation programs; EAP publicity at installation health fairs; supervisory handbooks; lunchtime awareness programs, special briefing and seminars for managers, employees, union stewards, installation leadership.

EAP Services to Employees and Supervisors

  • Assessment, problem identification, and short-term counseling/intervention.
  • Referral for treatment and rehabilitation to appropriate community counseling/treatment resources.
  • Follow-up services to aid an employee in achieving an effective readjustment to his or her job after treatment.
  • Training and education for supervisors and employees about alcohol and drugs.


EAP Service to Installation Organization

  • Training and consultation for supervisors and managers on how and when to make proper use of EAP services for improving employee performance and conduct.
  • Consultation to management about trends in employee needs, work groups, and related concerns dealing with work/life/ wellness support programs.


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