ADAPT Brief Savage

Report
42d Medical Operations Squadron
Maxwell AFB, Alabama
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Prevention and Treatment
(ADAPT)
KEY PERSONNEL
BRIEFING
BRIEFING OBJECTIVE
 IAW AFI 44-121: Outline key personnel responsibilities
towards the reduction of substance abuse
 Provide Commanders, senior enlisted advisor, first
sergeants, and senior personnel information regarding
substance abuse prevention and intervention education
 IAW AFI 44-121: Ensure commanders, supervisors, and
health care providers understood the impact of substance
abuse and how to identify/refer substance abusers
The ADAPT Program Objectives
Promote readiness, health, and wellness
through the prevention and treatment of
substance abuse
Minimize the negative impact of Substance
Abuse (SA)
Provide education and treatment
Return members to unrestricted status or
assist in transition to civilian status
ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES
 Active Duty Members, Dependents, and Retirees are
eligible for counseling and treatment following
TRICARE guidelines for access
 Eligible beneficiaries receive services as authorized
through their specific TRICARE option (e.g.., Prime,
Extra, Standard)
ADAPT SERVICES PROVIDED
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1st duty station briefing
Newcomers orientation briefing
Supervisors Briefing
Substance Abuse Assessment
Individual substance abuse education
Treatment and aftercare programs
Transitional Counseling
Air Force Drug Testing Program
When to refer to ADAPT
 AFI 44-121 states a commander shall (must)
refer all service members for assessment when
substance is suspected to be a contributing
factor in any incident (e.g.,DUI, spouse/child
maltreatment, when notified by medical
personnel.
Within 7 days of incident
After consultation within 24 hrs
Of suspected alcohol related
incidents
Making a referral to ADAPT
 Phone call to the ADAPT program
 Explain situation to ADAPT OIC/NCOIC
 An appointment time will be forwarded to CC
or First sergeant
COMMANDER’S ROLES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES
 Ensure the assessment process is not delayed by
ordinary leave or TDYs
 Relay to the member that ADAPT is not punitive
 Actively participate as part of the Treatment Team
Meeting (TTM) -- TTM’s held in bldg
 Provide command authority to implement the
treatment plan when the member does not voluntarily
comply with the TTM’s decisions
SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT
 Non clinical services
 Prevention through briefings and outreach
activities
 Individual Education following initial evaluation
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Individuals being processed for separation will be
provided appropriate medical care prior to
separation.
TREATMENT (Continued)
 Clinical services
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Patients meeting criteria for alcohol abuse or dependence will
be entered into substance abuse treatment
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Program requirements will be individually tailored to meet the
needs of the patient. Family involvement is strongly
encouraged
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Individuals receiving a diagnosis will refrain from the use of
alcohol during the initial phase of treatment. (Flyers are
subject to abstinence for longer periods and indefinitely in
some cases.)
TREATMENT (Continued)
 Maxwell Treatment Options:
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Outpatient Treatment (OP)
Aftercare Program
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This will vary from base to base
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Program Completion
 Patient meets DSM IV
criteria for early full
remission
 TTM determines - based
on progress towards
agreed upon goals stated
in the treatment plan
Program Failure
 Drinking itself does not fail a person from the
program.
 Pattern of failure to meet AF standards
 Unwillingness or unable to meet treatment or
aftercare goals
 Patients will be considered for administrative
separation by their commander IAW AFI 363207 or AFI 36-3208
PREVENTION IS THE KEY
The ADAPT office will be glad to conduct
briefings upon request:
– Commanders calls
– Supervisors/managers
– Dorm briefings
– Any other occasion we can help
QUESTIONS ???

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