Army Substance Abuse Program Clinic
Hours of Operation M-F 0730 - 1630
Explanation of service: (include soldier/family resources provided)
Treatment is available only to ACTIVE DUTY ONLY at this time (except for DUI/DWAI court-ordered Level II treatment, see below).
Services provided include:
Crisis intervention, triage, detoxification evaluation, full assessment, outpatient treatment (group and individual), inpatient referral, aftercare, command consultations, rehabilitation meetings with command and patient, referral to other mental health and health care services if needed, medical reviews of urinalysis positives as result of prescription medication, flight and security clearances.
Contact information: ASAP Clinic 526-2862
Email: Chief, ASAP: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Location: 4W, EACH
- How do they access services?
- ASAP Clinic is a commander’s program per AR 600-85. Services are accessed initially by walking in the clinic or by phone, DA 8003 Referral Form needs to be signed by the commander to be seen. To initiate treatment, each soldier starts with triage (M-F from 0730 – 1230 hours).
- Is a referral from PCM required?
- No, however, if PCM suspects or has information leading him/her to believe the patient has an alcohol or drug problem, a medical referral (consult, SF 513) should be initiated. This form can be faxed to ASAP at 526-0608. We will then initiate the referral process. We will do a triage and screen for any substance-related diagnosis and initiate a full evaluation and treatment if needed.
- Can they self refer?
- ASAP per regulation has 5 ways patients get referred for assessment and treatment:
- medical (by a health care provider via SF 513) investigation/apprehension (DUI, DV incident with substance involvement, etc. includes any off and on-post police or MP charges involving alcohol or drugs)
- commander/supervisor referral
- biochemical referral (positive UA on unit drug test)
- self-referral (Self-referral for ASAP still includes the commander’s involvement and DA 8003, however, the reason for referral will be noted as ‘Self’. Self-referral for ASAP should only be used if there are NO substance-related incidents prior to the soldier requesting a self referral).
- How long would the service be provided? (Is there a certain number of required appointments for them to go to?)
The treatment depends on the diagnosis and the progress made by the patient. For an abuse diagnosis, the length of treatment is usually 6 group sessions and several individual sessions as well as an introduction to the group treatment process. For patient with a dependence diagnosis, the average length of treatment is 12 group sessions plus the above as well as an introduction to self-help meetings (3-6 months, depending on availability for treatment and progress). Per AR 600-85, treatment is to be short-term and will not exceed 1 year. Any patient receiving 28-day inpatient treatment will have to complete 1 year of aftercare.
If there is no diagnosis, education will be provided, including a
1.5 day prevention/education seminar and a 90 minute brief.
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In addition to the above, ASAP Clinic Ft. Carson is certified by the State of Colorado to provide court-ordered Level II education and Level II non-intensive therapy for DUI/DWAI offenders. At present, we have classes for active duty soldiers and will open one class for family members and retirees eligible for military medical benefits. For information, please call the ASAP front desk at 526-2862 or the chief, ASAP at 526-8414.
*This is information to enhance and streamline communication of available services for the Fort Carson community. We want to reduce some redundancies and make the system easier to navigate for beneficiaries.