Soldiers are encouraged to seek help voluntarily for drug and alcohol problems.
Active duty Soldiers primary resource for counseling is their local ASAP counseling center.
Substance abuse and dependency effect mission readiness and personal well-being. Soldiers should seek help if they suspect they are having problems with alcohol or other drugs. They also have a responsibility to get help for their fellow Soldiers, as well.
Soldiers are encouraged to seek help voluntarily for drug and alcohol problems. While self-referral is the preferred method of identification, commanders are also responsible for identifying Soldiers at risk and for referring them to the ASAP for evaluation by the counseling staff and for supporting the recommended intervention and rehabilitation.
Domestic violence of all kinds (spouse abuse, elder abuse, and so forth) is not unusual in families suffering from alcohol and other drug abuse. Soldiers or their spouses should seek help through the local ASAP, Family Advocacy Program, or chaplain´s office.
Alcohol and other drug problems are effectively addressed in most cases through engaged leadership, immediate intervention, and discipline if appropriate, education, counseling and rehabilitation.