ARMY SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM
Mission: The Fort Hood Army Substance Abuse Program's (ASAP) mission is to strengthen the overall fitness and effectiveness of the Army's total workforce and to enhance the combat readiness of its soldiers. The following are the objectives of the ASAP:
- Increase individual fitness and overall unit readiness.
- Provide services, which are adequate and responsive to the needs of the total workforce and emphasize alcohol and other drug abuse deterrence, prevention, education, and treatment.
- Implement alcohol and other drug risk reduction and prevention strategies that respond to potential problems before they jeopardize readiness, productivity, and careers.
- Restore to duty those substance-impaired soldiers who have the potential for continued military service.
- Provide effective alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and education at all levels of command, and encourage commanders to provide alcohol and drug-free leisure activities.
- Ensure all military and civilian personnel assigned to ASAP staffs are appropriately trained and experienced to accomplish their mission.
- Achieve maximum productivity and reduce absenteeism and attrition among DA civilian employees by reducing the effects of the abuse of alcohol and other drugs.
- Improve readiness by extending services to the total Army.
- Ensure quality customer service.
Vision: The Fort Hood Military Community will be combat ready at all times by being substance abuse free in concert with the well being initiative through the Risk Reduction Program.
Eligibility Criteria: ASAP services are authorized for personnel who are eligible to receive military medical services or eligible for medical services under the Federal Civilian Employees Occupational Health Services Program. In addition to military personnel, eligibility includes:
- U.S. citizen DOD civilian employees, to include both appropriated and non-appropriated fund employees.
- Foreign national employees where Status of Forces Agreements or other treaty arrangements provide for medical services.
- Retired military personnel.
- Family members of eligible personnel.
- Other Service personnel under the administrative jurisdiction of an Army installation commander are subject to this regulation. When soldiers are under the administrative jurisdiction of another Service, they will comply with the alcohol and other drug program of that Service. They will also be reported through Army bio-statistical channels. In some cases, elements of the Army and another Service are so located that cost effectiveness, efficiency, and combat readiness can be achieved by combining facilities. In such cases, the Service to receive the support will be responsible for initiating a local Memorandum of Understanding and/or Interservice Support Agreement. (Refer to DODI 4000.19.)
- Members of the Army National Guard and Army Reserves who are not on active duty are eligible to use ASAP services on a space/resource available basis.