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What does ASAP stand for?

Army Substance Abuse Program
(AR 600-85 Mar 2006)


What is the mission of ASAP?

The ASAP’s mission is to strengthen the overall fitness and effectiveness of the Army’s
total workforce and to enhance the combat readiness of its Soldiers.


What are the objectives of ASAP?

Increase individual fitness and overall unit readiness.

Restore to duty those substance-impaired Soldiers who have the potential for continued military


What is meant by deglamorization of alcohol?

Personnel will not promote any function glamorizing the use of alcohol through
drinking contests, games, initiations, or the awarding of alcoholic beverages as prizes in


What army Regulation covers ASAP?

AR 600-85


Is ASAP participation mandatory for Individuals that are command referred?

ASAP participation is mandatory for all Soldiers who are command referred. Failure to
attend a mandatory counseling session may constitute a violation of Article 86 of the
Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).


What will happen to Soldiers who fail to participate in or fail to respond successfully to

Soldiers who fail to participate adequately in, or to respond successfully to,rehabilitation
will be processed for administrative separation and not be provided another opportunity
for rehabilitation except under the most extraordinary circumstances, as determined by
the CD in consultation with the unit commander.


What are the ways that Soldiers can be identified as having a substance abuse problem?

Voluntary (self-identification)
Commander / Supervisor Identification
Biochemical Identification
Medical Identification
Investigation and or Apprehension


What are the objectives of rehabilitation with ASAP?

Return Soldiers to full duty as soon as possible.
Identify Soldiers who cannot be rehabilitated within the scope of this regulation and to
advise their unit commanders.
Assist and refer Soldiers who cannot be rehabilitated in the ASAP to a treatment
facility in the vicinity where they reside after discharge from the Army.
Help resolve alcohol and other drug abuse problems in the family, with the ultimate
goal of enabling the Soldier to perform more effectively.


What are the objectives of bio-chemical testing (also called a urinalysis)?

Deter Soldiers, including those members on initial entry on AD after enlistment or appointment,
from abusing drugs (including illegal drugs, other illicit substances, and prescribed medication).
Facilitate early identification of alcohol and/or other drug abuse.
Enable commanders to assess the security, military fitness, good order and discipline of their units,
and to use information obtained to take appropriate action (for example, UCMJ, administrative, or
other actions, including referral to the ASAP counseling center for screening, evaluation, and
possible treatment).
Monitor rehabilitation of those enrolled for alcohol and/or other drug abuse.
Collect data on the prevalence of alcohol and/or other drug abuse within the Army.


Commanders may direct drug testing under what conditions?

Unit inspections. (either the entire or part of a unit)
Search and seizures/probable cause.
Competence for Duty.
Mishap or Safety Inspection.
Consent (specimen may be provided voluntarily by a Soldier).
New Entrant.


All ASAP referrals are accomplished by the Commander or 1SG using what form?

Completing and signing the DA 8003 Referral Form.


Can Soldiers that are enrolled in an ASAP rehabilitation program reenlist?

Soldiers currently enrolled in the ASAP rehabilitation program are not allowed to
reenlist. However, Soldiers who need additional service time to complete their
enrollment may be extended for the number of months necessary to permit completion.


Will Soldiers who are command referred to ASAP be flagged?

Yes, IAW AR600-8-2 (Suspension of Favorable Personnel Action (flags)).


What Does ACS stand for?

Army Community Service


What does the ACS symbol represent?

The heart = giving, the cross = help, the gyroscope = stability


What is the ACS mission statement?

Facilitate commander’s ability to provide services that support readiness of soldiers, civilian employees and their families.


What Army regulation covers ACS?

AR 608-1


How is ACS staffed for the most part?

By volunteers


What is the motto of the ACS?

Self-help, service and stability.


Who qualifies for ACS?

All active duty and retired military personnel and their family members, if otherwise eligible for
Members of the Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve when on active duty and their
family members, if otherwise eligible for services.
Army appropriated fund(APF) and non appropriated fund (NAF) employees and their family
members, if otherwise eligible for services.
Family members of prisoners of war or personnel missing in action, if otherwise eligible for
Surviving family members of military personnel who died while on active duty, if otherwise
eligible for services.
In overseas commands, the Commander will determine eligibility according to international treatise
and agreements.


What can you do to help out ACS?

Donate Staple foodstuff to the food lockers, usable household goods, and volunteer your


AER closely coordinates with what other organization?

American Red Cross


What is AER?

AER is a private, nonprofit organization to collect and hold funds to relieve distress of
members of the Army and their dependents. AER provides emergency financial
assistance to soldiers (active and retired) and their families in time of distress.


What does AER stand for?

Army Emergency Relief


What is the Army Regulation that covers AER?

AR 930-4


Are you required to contribute to AER to receive help?



Who does AER help?

Soldiers on extended active duty and their dependents.
Members of the Reserve Components of the Army (Army National Guard and U.S.
Army Reserve) on continuous active duty for more than 30 days and their dependents.
(This applies to soldiers on AD for training (ADT) or serving under various sections of
title 10, United States Code).
Soldiers retired from active duty because of longevity or physical disability, or retired
upon reaching age 60 (Reserve Components) and their dependents.
Widows (ers) and orphans of soldiers who died while on active duty or after they


How are monetary contributions made to AER?

Cash,check or allotment


When is the AER annual fund campaign held army-wide?

March 01through May 15