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Mission & Objectives

Message from the DirectorWelcome to the Army Substance Abuse Program website. ASAP is responsible for providing guidance and leadership on all non-clinical alcohol and other drug policy issues; developing, establishing, administering, and evaluating non-clinical alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse prevention, education, and training programs; overseeing the Military, Drug Free Workplace and Department of Transportation biochemical (drug) testing programs; and for the oversight of local Army Substance Abuse Programs (ASAP) worldwide.

The primary goal of the ASAP website is to provide soldiers, commanders, ASAP personnel, Unit Prevention Leaders (UPL) and all other members of the Army community with an informative, user-friendly online environment. Those utilizing the site have access to a multitude of information on our Biochemical (drug) Testing Programs, Risk Reduction Program (RRP), Soldier Assistance Program (SAP), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), alcohol and drug abuse prevention training materials, as well as general information about our Agency.

We at ASAP urge you, our customer, to provide us with your comments and feedback, as your opinion is imperative to us providing you with the most useful and current alcohol and other drug information.

Again, I would like to personally welcome you to our website and I encourage you to explore and utilize the website in its entirety.

Sincerely Yours,
Les McFarling
Director

Our Mission

Army Substance Abuse Program mission is to strengthen the overall fitness and effectiveness of the Army´s workforce, to conserve manpower and enhance the combat readiness of Soldiers.

Our Objectives

  • Increase individual fitness and overall unit readiness.
  • Provide services which are proactive and responsive to the needs of the Army´s workforce and emphasize alcohol and other drug abuse deterrence, prevention, education, and rehabilitation.
  • 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 personnel assigned to ASAP staff are appropriately trained and experienced to accomplish their missions.
  • Achieve maximum productivity and reduce absenteeism and attrition among civilian corps members by reducing the effects of the abuse of alcohol and other drugs.
  • Improve readiness by extending services to the Soldiers, civilian corps members, and Family members.

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