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What does ASAP stand for?
Army Substance Abuse Program
What is AR 600-85?
Army Substance Abuse Program
What Army Regulation covers ASAP?
AR 600-85
What is the Army Substance Abuse Program?
ASAP is a comprehensive program designed to strengthen the overall fitness and effectiveness of the Army and to enhance the combat readiness of its personnel and units by eliminating alcohol and/or other drug abuse.
What are the overarching tenets of ASAP?
  • Deterence
  • Prevention
  • Treatment
ASAP is composed of these integrated functions—
  • Deterence
  • Drug testing
  • Prevention and training
  • Substance use disorder (SUD) treatment
Who ensures that all officials and supervisors support the ASAP?
Commanders
What are the keys to ASAP success?
Commander's actions to prevent, deter, and reduce alcohol and other drug abuse.
What is the command's role in ASAP?
  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Early ID of problems
  • Administrative or judicial actions
When is ASAP particiation mandatory for a Soldier?
Participation is mandatory for all Soldiers who are command referred and/or subsequently enrolled in mandatory treatment. Failure to attend mandatory counseling sessions may constitute a violation of Article 86 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ, Art. 86)
What happens if a Soldier fails to participate adequately in or to respond successfully to treatment?
Soldier will be processed for administrative separation.
What can be expected when a Soldier is enrolled in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment?
Depending on the severity of abuse, the rehabilitation/treatment plan may include the Soldier’s participation in any/all of the following:
  • At least 12 hours of ADAPT
  • Weekly individual or group counseling sessions
  • Higher level of care
  • Unannounced drug or alcohol testing intended to determine if the Soldier is still abusing drugs or alcohol
  • Normal unit operations (ie: FTX, CQ or similar duties, and deployments) while receiving the care unless medical profiling or other guidance succeeds these activities.
In what ways can Soldiers be identified as having substance abuse problem?
  • Voluntary (self)
  • Command ID
  • Alcohol testing ID
  • Drug testing ID
  • Medical ID
  • Investigation/apprehension
  • Other, for example Family Advocacy Program
When do Commanders process a Soldier for separation?
  • Involved in illegal trafficking, distribution, possession with intent to distribute, or sale of illegal drugs
  • Identified as an illegal drug abuser. Tested positive for illegal drugs a second time during their career
  • Involved in two serious incidents of alcohol-related misconduct in a 12-month period
  • Convicted of DWI or DUI a second time during their career
What actions can a Commander consider against Soldiers who test positive for illicit drugs or for illegal use of legal drugs?
(1) Administrative actions
  • Oral or written counseling/reprimand.
  • Suspension of access to classified information.
(2) UCMJ actions
  • Non-judicial punishment.
  • Court martial.
What are the mandatory administrative actions?
  1. Commanders must initiate FLAGs on all Soldiers who engage in the misconduct
  2. The commander must initiate administrative separation. The retention/separation authority will decide if the Soldier is retained or separated.
USAR Soldiers identified as having a substance abuse incident will be—
  1. Counseled by the unit commander, in person or by certified mail for possible enrollment in a USAR program.
  2. Flagged immediately in accordance with AR 600–8–2 using DA Form 268 to suspend favorable personnel actions until separation procedures for misconduct are adjudicated.
  3. Processed for administrative separation.
  4. Evaluated for continued eligibility for access to classified information and reported to DoD CAF.
Commanders will remove the flag only when—
  1. The Soldier is reassigned to the transition point for separation
  2. The separation or retention authority (as appropriate) retains the Soldier.
  3. Until all actions are completed.
Responsible drinking is defined as—
Drinking in a way that does not adversely affect an individual’s ability to fulfill their obligations and does not negatively impact the individual’s job performance, health, well-being, or the good order and discipline in a unit or organization.
Impairment of Soldiers is defined as—
Having a blood alcohol concentration based on a blood alcohol breathalyzer test that is equal to or greater than .05 grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood.
Commanders may use unannounced unit inspections and fitness for duty testing for alcohol to—
  1. Promote military fitness, good order, and discipline.
  2. Promote safety
  3. Deter problematic alcohol abuse
  4. Assist in the early ID and referral to BH for a SUD evaluation of Soldiers at risk.
Commanders will process all Soldiers for separation who are—
  1. Involved in two serious incidents of alcohol-related misconduct in a 12-month period
  2. Any Soldier who is convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) two times during his or her career
There are eight circumstances for alcohol testing of Soldiers:
  1. Inspection
  2. Search or seizure/probable cause
  3. Competence for duty
  4. Treatment
  5. Mishap or safety inspection
  6. Consent
  7. New entrant
  8. Medical

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Q: What does ASAP stand for?
Q: What is AR 600-85
Q: What Army Regulation covers ASAP?
Q: What is the Army Substance Abuse Program?
Q: What are the overarching tenets of ASAP?
Q: ASAP is composed of these integrated functions—
Q: Who ensures that all officials and supervisors support the ASAP?
Q: What are the keys to ASAPs success?
Q: What is the command's role in ASAP?
Q: When is ASAP particiation mandatory for a Soldier?
Q: What happens if a Soldier fails to participate adequately in or to respond successfully to treatment?
Q: What can be expected when a Soldier is enrolled in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment?
Q: In what ways can Soldiers be identified as having substance abuse problem?
Q: When do Commanders process a Soldier for separation?
Q: What actions can a Commander consider against Soldiers who test positive for illicit drugs or for illegal use of legal drugs?
Q: What are the mandatory administrative actions?
Q: USAR Soldiers identified as having a substance abuse incident will be—
Q: Commanders will remove the flag only when—
Q: Responsible drinking is defined as—
Q: Impairment of Soldiers is defined as—
Q: Commanders may use unannounced unit inspections and fitness for duty testing for alcohol to—
Q: Commanders will process all Soldiers for separation who are—
Q: There are eight circumstances for alcohol testing of Soldiers: