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David Grant USAF Medical Center - Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT)

The new Ellsworth policy, which went into effect Feb. 7, takes a more aggressive stance against people under the age of 21 who choose to drink illegally. As written, anyone caught drinking underage, anywhere (not just driving) will lose on-base driving privileges for at least four months. Military members will also be required to successfully complete the appropriate Air Force Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program. (U.S. Air Force photo\ Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli)

Military members will be required to successfully complete the appropriate Air Force Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program. (U.S. Air Force photo\ Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli)

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- 0-0-1-3 means zero drinks if you are under 21 years of age, zero DUIs, one drink per hour, and three drinks total per night

0-0-1-3 means zero drinks if you are under 21 years of age, zero DUIs, one drink per hour, and three drinks total per night (U.S. Air Force graphic)


 The primary objectives of the ADAPT Program are:

- To promote readiness and health and wellness through the prevention and treatment of substance abuse;
- To minimize the negative consequences of substance abuse to the individual, family, and organization;
- To provide comprehensive education and treatment to individuals who experience problems attributed to substance abuse, and;
- Return identified substance abusers to unrestricted duty status or to assist them in their transition to civilian life, as appropriate.

Air Force members with substance abuse problems are encouraged to seek assistance (self identification - BEFORE an incident occurs) from the unit commander, first sergeant, substance abuse counselor, or a military medical professional.

Following the assessment, the ADAPT Program Manager will consult with the Treatment Team (ADAPT Program Manager, ADAPT counselor, member's Commander, First Sergeant and supervisor, and Primary Care Manager or Flight Surgeon when possible), and determine an appropriate clinical course of action in collaboration with the member.