The Army Substance Abuse Program is governed by Army Regulation 600-85.
ASAP is broken down into five sections:
1) Prevention - Educates and trains Soldiers about drugs and alcohol, and the potential impact/consequences of use and/or abuse to:
- the Army and unit readiness,
- their health and career,
- their relationships with subordinates, family and friends.
The Prevention Team also provides units with training aids such as brochures, videos, presentations and hands on equipment to help them conduct their annual training requirements.
2) Drug Testing - Deters substances abuse through an aggressive urinalysis program. Identify Soldiers with substance abuse problems as early as possible.
3) Suicide Prevention Program - mission is to improve readiness through the development and enhancement of policies designed to minimize suicide behavior; thereby preserving mission effectiveness through individual readiness for Soldiers, their Families, and Department of the Army civilians.
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 contact Suicide Prevention Lifeline at
4) Risk Reduction Program - Devoted to assisting commanders reduce high-risk behaviors within the unit and identifying trends across the installation.
5) Employee Assistance Program - assists supervisors and managers in dealing with performance concerns in the workforce by making referral to a professional who is trained to identify and provide intervention in a variety of areas.
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