The Army Substance Abuse Program, or ASAP, is a comprehensive program, which combines prevention education, suicide prevention, urinalysis testing, risk reduction, and civilian employees counseling services. These programs are designed to strengthen the overall fitness and effectiveness of the Fort Benning Military Community (FBMC) and to enhance the combat readiness of its personnel and units. The main purpose is to eliminate alcohol and/or other drugs abuse. The prevention education function will provide current substance abuse prevention information for all members of the FBMC. The civilian employees Counseling Services will concentrate on assisting supervisors with short term counseling to employees with personal, job related and relationship problems and the urinalysis function is a program to deter and identify drug use/abuse.
ASAP Division is assigned to the U.S. Army Garrison Directorate Human Resources, Fort Benning, Georgia.
The Army Substance Abuse Programs (ACSAP) mission is to strengthen the overall fitness and effectiveness of the Army’s workforce, to conserve manpower, and to enhance the combat readiness of Soldiers.
250A - Provide Military Bio-chemical Testing Services
This program is funded with OSD Fenced Funding (VCND). This program allows for the operation of a forensically secure Installation Biochemical Testing Collection Point. The program identifies and deters drug use and enhances individual readiness, and delivers Unit Prevention Leader (UPL) certification and recertification training, in accordance with applicable policy and regulations.
Includes the following: Collection, shipment and quality assurance of urine specimens; alcohol testing; monitoring rehabilitation drug testing; Medical Review Officer (MRO) coordination; legal testimony when results are litigated through Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) procedures; inspect unit drug testing collections/procedures; staff training/certification oversight; delivery of 40 hour didactic and practical application training course for UPL certification and annual recertification requirement; unit UPL inspections; conduct personal background checks.
250B - Provide Civilian Bio-chemical Testing
This program is funded with OSD Fenced Funding. This program allows for the operation of a forensically secure Installation Biochemical Testing Collection Point. The program identifies and deters drug use and enhances individual readiness, in accordance with drug-free workplace and applicable regulations.
Includes the following: Maintaining and managing Testing Designated Position (TDP) database; TDP random selection; coordinating testing requirements with supervisors and Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC); collection, shipment and quality assurance of urine specimens; alcohol testing; Medical Review Officer (MRO) coordination; pre-employment, follow-up, post accident and reasonable suspicion testing; TDP training for supervisors and employees; staff training/certification oversight; conduct personal background checks.
250C - Provide Substance Abuse Prevention and Education Services for Military Personnel
This program plans, manages, directs and evalutes substance abuse education and training activities. This program promotes marketing, networking and consulting strategies for military personnel in accordance with applicable regulations.
Prevention Coordination for Military Population. 10 Services delivered and ranked in terms of priority with 1 being most important to 10 being least important: 1. Provide training and any other services to assist organizations in ensuring all military are provided prevention education training (that is, a minimum of four hours annually for military personnel. PCs will track all training conducted by unit or directorate as appropriate. 2. Design, develop, and administer target group-oriented alcohol and other drug prevention education and training programs in coordination with the ASAP staff and other installation prevention professionals. 3. Maintain class rosters for all training annotated on the DA Form 3711 and track all substance abuse training on the installation by unit. 4. Conduct pre- and post-deployment substance abuse training. 5. Schedule sufficient training opportunities to provide prevention education to not less than 25% of supported unit population per quarter, to include training conducted by UPLs. 6. Promote ASAP services using marketing, networking, and consulting strategies. 7. Develop, in consultation with ASAP staff members, a substance abuse prevention plan annually. 8. Coordinate with the installation training officer to assist in integrating the preventive education and training efforts into the overall installation training program. 9. Maintain lists of available continuing education and training courses and workshops provided by ACSAP, IMCOM, and appropriate civilian agencies for ASAP garrison staff and coordinate allocations for military and civilian training courses through the IMCOM. 10. Maintain liaison with schools serving military family members, civic organizations, civilian agencies, and military organizations to integrate the efforts of all community preventive education resources.
250D - Provide the full range of Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services for Civilian Workforce
This program, as required by Public Law in support of the Drug Free Workplace program and DA PAM 600-85, plans, manages, implements and evaluates a program designed to assist civilian employees, family members and military retirees with substance abuse and other personal problems affecting their well being and job performance. Additionally, this program also provides prevention/education services, program marketing, campaigns, and public service announcements to this population to prevent problems before they occur.
Includes the following: Assessments and referral; short term counseling; follow up services; crisis intervention; supervisor/management consultation; coordination with installation and private sector treatment facilities; coordination/consultation with CPAC and labor relations; providing, (in support of the mandatory 2 hours prevention education training for civilians) substance abuse and non-substance abuse related training, i.e. stress management, prevention of workplace violence, new employee orientation etc.; maintaining resource library; marketing and promotion of the installation EAP.
250E - Provide Alcohol and Drug Prevention Training (ADAPT) Course
This program is an educational/ motivational intervention which focuses on the adverse effects and consequences of alcohol and other drug abuse. The ADAPT course is 12 hours of material IAW AR 600-85.
Includes the following: Training for Soldiers, eligible civilians, self and command and ASAP clinical/other medical referrals for substance abuse prevention designed to provide an opportunity to intervene with identified individuals who have exhibited high-risk substance abuse behaviors through education and awareness activities. Consultations with commanders and ASAP clinicians; follow-up surveys on training impact.
250F - Provide Risk Reduction Program (RRP) for Active Army Units
This program is fully funded through a HQ IMCOM Central Contract for RRP. This program plans, manages, directs and evaluates the identification of Soldier high risk behaviors and trends, analyzes risk data and recommends and implements intervention strategies to mitigate Soldier risk behaviors and enhance mission readiness.
Includes the following: Data collection (includes coordination with various installation agencies/elements); data/trend analysis; command consultation and briefings; providing Unit Risk Inventories (URI); Installation Prevention Team (IPT) Training; manage/participate in Installation Risk Reduction council/forum and safety councils; coordination of installation suicide prevention activities; developing prevention plans; coordination/implementation of intervention activities; printing and distributing RRP reports; staff training/certification oversight.
250G - Provide Risk Reduction Program (RRP) for Active Army Units
The Army Suicide Prevention Program (ASPP), a proponent of Deputy Chief of Staff, G–1 (DCS, G–1), has an Army-wide commitment to provide resources for suicide intervention skills, prevention, and follow-up in an effort to reduce the occurrence of suicidal behavior across the Army enterprise. The ASPP develops initiatives to tailor and target policies, programs, and training in order to mitigate risk and behavior associated with suicide.
The ASPP coordinates with others through the Suicide Prevention Task Force (SPTF), the CHPC, the MCoE Staff Inspection Program, and with Garrison and Community Agencies to support Units/Directorates with a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach to reducing high-risk behaviors and decreasing suicidal behaviors; Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) a 16 hour course provides participants with knowledge, skills, and role playing activities to increase confidence and competence in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide; “Ask, Care, Escort” (ACE) is the basic suicide awareness/prevention training for the Force, to be reviewed annually at the Unit level. ACE-Suicide Intervention (ACE-SI) training targets Junior Leaders and First-line Supervisors; community and unit prevention and education.
October – National Prescription takeback
October – National Red Ribbon Week
November- December – Safety Cab
April – Alcohol Awareness Month
April – National Alcohol Screening Day
September – Suicide Prevention Month