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Army Substance Abuse Program

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Mission

To support commanders by enhancing readiness, reducing high risk behavior through prevention, and promoting a safe wholesome community environment.

Vision

To be recognized as a model ASAP program in Department of Army.

Values

  • Strive for excellence.
  • Focus on exemplary service to the Active Duty Soldiers and Civilian population.
  • Be proactive rather than reactive in the fight against substance abuse.
  • Strengthen leadership, empowerment, and accountability.
  • Develop teamwork and a healthy working environment.

ASAP

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ASAP is a comprehensive program that provides services to active duty service members, Army Reserves/National Guardsmen (while on active duty), family members and Department of Defense civilians.

The multi-faceted program is comprised of clinical and non-clinical functions, to include: Prevention Education, Clinical Counseling Services, Suicide Prevention & Education, Military and Civilian Drug Testing, Risk Reduction, Employee Assistance Program and Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling Service (ASACS).

There are 8 sections of the Army Substance Abuse Program:


Prevention & Education

Prevention & EducationThe Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) Prevention & Education program is a multifaceted program that reaches more than 30,000 people yearly.

We offer alcohol and other drug prevention, education services to active duty, family members, retirees, National Guard, Reservists and Department of the Army civilians.

Our main goal is to provide training and education to units about alcohol and other drugs, training materials and resources for commanders and Unit Prevention Leaders, and current information on drug and alcohol trends affecting the military community.

Click here to access the anonymous alcohol screening program. For additional information, call 808-655-8322.


Military Drug Testing Program

The objectives of the Military Drug Testing Program are to:

  • Deter soldiers from abusing illicit substances.
  • Facilitate early identification of alcohol and/or other drug abuse.
  • Enable commanders to assess the security, military fitness, good order and discipline of their units, and to use information obtained to take appropriate action (e.g., Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), administrative or other actions, including referral to the ASAP clinic for screening, evaluation and possible treatment).
  • Monitor rehabilitation of those who require testing as part of their rehabilitation plan.
  • Determine the presence of a controlled substance in the urine or alcohol in the blood or breathe during inspections.
  • Collect data on the prevalence of alcohol and/or other drug abuse within the Army in Hawaii.

We provide drug testing supplies, breathalyzer devices to conduct alcohol breath analysis, and a computer laboratory is available for Unit Prevention Leaders (UPLs) to administer the Army Drug Testing Program (ADTP).

For additional information, contact the Drug Testing section at 808-655-6048/0682.


Civilian Drug Testing Program

Drug Testing ProgramsThe purpose of the Army’s Civilian Drug Testing Program is to execute the Drug-free Federal Workplace (DFW) Executive Order (EO) 12564 dated 15 September 1986.  The Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) is mandated by Department of Army (DA) to oversee and monitor the program as per AR 600-85, 2 February 2009 and DA PAM 600-85, 15 October 2001.

Department of Transportation (DOT) safety sensitive positions are tested by DA as per the Urine Specimen Collection Handbook for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs, 23 June 2000, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Public Health Service.  More information on the DOT program can be located through the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance Office, at www.dot.gov.

 Civilians are mandated to be tested if they fall into one of the following categories:

  • Employees occupying Test Designated Positions (TDP) and/or Department of Transportation (DOT) safety sensitive positions.
  • Employees on the job where there is a reasonable suspicion they are using illegal drugs or misusing alcohol.
  • Employees on the job who have an accident or unsafe practice.
  • Employees who volunteer to be tested.

Additional Resources:

For additional information, call 808-655-6050/6048.


Employee Assistance Program

The ASAP Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to assist civilian employees in identifying and resolving personal problems that may affect their job performance or well being. The EAP is run by a civilian program Coordinator (EAPC) whose job includes prevention, identification, assessment and referral for treatment. Typical non-alcohol and drug related problems that the EAPC might help with include: financial, legal, family, marital, interpersonal relationships, anger management, stress management and other issues.

Additional Resources

For additional information, call 808-655-6046/6047.


Risk Reduction Program

The ASAP Risk Reduction Program (RRP) is a commander’s program that is visually presented as a target which depicts 14 high-risk behaviors. The high-risk behavior rates are displayed on a shot group. Rates in the red ring could indicate potential problem areas. From this, the commander can decide which action to take to solve the behavioral problems.

RRP focuses on effective use of installation resources and coordinates effort between agencies utilizing the Installation Prevention Team to devise and implement effective interventions. The program is designed to increase soldier and mission readiness, allowing commanders to track soldier high-risk behaviors within their command.

Components of the RRP include administration of the Unit Readiness Inventory (URI), Reintegration Unit Readiness Inventory (R-URI), data collection and analysis. The RRP is managed by a civilian contractor program coordinator whose responsibilities include assessment, analysis, education, intervention and reduction.

Additional Resources:

For assistance with the Risk Reduction Program, call 808-655-0996.


Suicide Awareness & Prevention Program

The Suicide Awareness/Prevention Program office provides support to active duty Army, Reserve, family members and Department of the Army civilians assigned to Hawaii.

Learn more at on the Suicide Awareness & Prevention Program tab.

Army Substance Abuse Program Clinic

The Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) provides an array of alcohol and substance abuse outpatient treatment services for all active duty military, active Reservists, and active National Guard personnel. All adult family members are accepted for services on a space available basis.

We don't expect everyone to come to us ready to change. We understand that most people are ambivalent about changing. Our counselors are trained to help transition clients through the stages of change: Pre-contemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action, and Maintenance, by listening to the pros and cons of changing their behaviors and respecting their decisions. We also know that real change happens from the inside, based on personal values, goals and beliefs. We utilize a motivational interviewing approach.

Our goal is to assist each Soldier with creating a personal health and wellness plan in addition to developing an individualized treatment plan that targets the stressors in their life that are causing the imbalances in their body's energy system.

Treatment is designed to increase patients' awareness of the impact of alcohol and drugs on their lives, to facilitate responsible decision making, and to develop a plan for continued growth upon completion of treatment. Aftercare in the form of periodic evaluation is provided to complete the recovery process for up to one year.

Additional Resources:

For additional information, call 808-655-8610.


Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling Service (ASACS)

Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling ServiceAcross the United States, new and expanded prevention and treatment programs help youth address alcohol and other drug problems. Adolescent teens of Army personnel stationed abroad face similar problems, combined with the added strain of adjusting to a new culture, new peers, and often an increase in the availability of alcohol and other drugs. In response to the situation, the Army Center for Substance Abuse Programs (ACSAP) and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) offer the Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling Service (ASACS) program.

ASACS Counselors in Hawaii are located at Mililani, Leilehua and Radford High Schools, Aliamanu Intermediate, Wheeler, and Wahiawa Middle Schools. Other offices are located in Building 647, Lewis St. (across from Sgt. Smith Theater and near the Tax Office) on Schofield Barracks, and at the Youth Center at Aliamanu Military Reservation.

All Counselors are Licensed Clinicians and are certified in substance abuse counseling. ASACS provides a continuum of care to adolescents and their families from prevention to early intervention to outpatient treatment. A thorough assessment will determine the most appropriate level of care to meet the needs of each individual.

Additional Resources:

If you would like to refer an adolescent to ASACS or if you have any questions, call 808-655-9944.

Access the Fiscal Year 2014 ASAP Master Training Calendar.

Basic Unit Prevention Leader (UPL) Course

This is an initial certification course for prospective Unit Prevention Leaders (UPLs). Students will receive a well-rounded overview of ASAP with a strong emphasis on training the UPL as an educator, alcohol and drug awareness education, comprehensive instruction on regulatory guidelines and procedures for drug testing, and the roles and responsibilities of UPLs.

Click here for additional details and course registration information.


Advanced UPL Workshop

This is a two-hour refresher course which is to be attended at regular 18 month intervals following initial certification. UPLs must already be certified through either the Schofield BUPL course or provide current proof of certification from another installation.

Classes are conducted at ASAP (Admin section classroom), Building 2091, Kolekole Ave., Schofield Barracks, from 9-11 a.m. UPLs should contact ASAP’s Prevention Education section at 808-655-8322 to register.

Click here for additional details and course registration information.


Prime For Life

Prime is a two day, 12-hour alcohol and drug program conducted monthly. This course is required for all Soldiers who are involved in an alcohol-related incident on or off the installation, who test positive for illicit drugs during urinalysis or who self-refer for alcohol or drug dependency. For enrollment into this course, Soldiers must be evaluated and referred by the ASAP Clinic. Dependants and retirees may elect to attend this course by talking with the ASAP Clinic and requesting enrollment.

The Prime for Life program goals are to reduce the risk for health problems and impairment problems. This class is Army and state certified and will satisfy alcohol and drug education requirements imposed by civilian judges and probation officers in most states.

Click here for additional details and course registration information.


Special Presentations

These 1.5 hour special topic briefings are presented to both military and civilian audiences at the Sgt. Smith Theater every other month, for a total of six times a year. Attendance at these presentations will satisfy two of the four hours of a unit’s annual alcohol and drug awareness training requirement and two hours of a civilian’s two hour annual requirement. Because we partner with other agencies, units can take full advantage by attending one special to fulfill two yearly required trainings.

To receive unit training credit, UPLs must submit sign-in rosters to ASAP’s Prevention Education section. Reservations are not required; first-come, first-seated.

Ask Care Escort-Suicide Intervention Course (ACE-SI)

The Ask Care Escort-Suicide Intervention (ACE-SI) Course is a 4-6 hour course (depending on number of students) designed to teach Ask Care Escort-Suicide Intervention skills. ACE-SI will increase your knowledge about suicide prevention, intervention, building resiliency and ways to reduce stigma and encourage help seeking behaviors. This course is required for junior leaders, first-line supervisors (military and civilian) and for captains who are unit commanders.

Click here for additional details and course registration information.

Impairment Goggles & Go Kart

ASAP has a DUI cart available for unit training. Our instructors will come to your unit events and set up a driving course to simulate the dangers of impaired driving.

After a half-hour presentation, volunteers will be selected from the audience to operate the go kart (coupled with the impairment goggles) to experience how alcohol impairs a person’s balance, vision, reaction time and judgment.

For more information or to schedule training, contact Prevention Education at 808-655-8322/4655. Classes must be scheduled two weeks in advance.

Check out answers to ASAP frequently asked questions.

Support Groups and Screening Tools

Commanders' Resources

Bar Code Programs

Deployment Resources

Drug Testing Resources: Basic & Advanced UPL Course Registration

Drug Testing Resources: Urinalysis Collection Forms

Drug Testing Resources: Testing Tools

Memo Samples and Miscellaneous Forms

Regulations, Policies & Directives

Army Substance Abuse Program

Building 2091, Stop #129
Kolekole Avenue (behind the ACS building)
Schofield Barracks, HI 96857-5000

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4:30 p.m.
Drug Testing Program: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.

     Administration
     General Number: 808-655-9113
     DSN:  315-455-9113
     Fax:  808-655-6045

     Drug Testing Program
     Drug Test Coordinator: 808-655-6048/0682
     Civilian Drug Test Coordinator: 808-655-6050

     Employee Assistance Program
     Program Coordinator: 808-655-6046
     Program Specialist: 808-655-6047

     Prevention Education
     Prevention Coordinator: 808-655-4655
     Training Instructor: 808-655-8322

     Suicide Prevention Program
     Program Specialist: 808-655-9105

     Risk Reduction Program
     Program Coordinators: 808-655-0996

Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling Service (ASACS)
Building 647, Lewis Street
(across from Sgt. Smith Theater and near the Tax Office)
Schofield Barracks, HI 96857-5000

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4:30 p.m.

     Administration
    
General Number: 808-655-9944
     Fax: 808-655-6934

Army Substance Abuse Program Clinic
The Army Substance Abuse Program Clinic is located at Building 556, 344 Heard St., Schofield Barracks.

     Administration
     General Number: 808-655-8610
     Fax: 808-433-8701

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-8 p.m.
Tuesday, 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-8:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Walk-in Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 7:30-9:30 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 7:30-9:30 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Confidential Alcohol Treatment Education Program (CATEP):
Monday-Thursday, 4:30-8 p.m.

Suicide Awareness & Prevention Program

The Suicide Awareness/Prevention Program office provides support to active duty Army, Reserve, family members and Department of the Army civilians assigned to Hawaii.

When stressors such as relationships, finances or job stress issues become overwhelming, asking for help is a sign of strength. If you or someone you know needs help, please talk with them.

Drug Testing ProgramsUse the ACE training:

Ask (ask if they are suicidal),
Care (listen to their concerns),
Escort (never leave them alone – call for help). 

The Hawaii Suicide Prevention Access line number is 808-831-3200, or call 911 if you need an ambulance.

If there is not an immediate crisis, you can contact Military One Source at 800-342-9647, a Military Family Life Consultant at 808-222-7088, your Family Life Chaplain at 808-655-6646 (North) or 808-833-2413 (South) or the Employee Assistance Professional 808-655-6047. 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number also is available at 800-273-8255.

There are some secrets you should not keep. For assistance with suicide prevention training or questions regarding the program, call 808-655-9105.

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