The mission of the Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) is to strengthen the overall fitness and effectiveness of the Army’s workforce, to conserve manpower, and to enhance the combat readiness of soldiers. The two overarching tenets of ASAP are Prevention and Treatment. The ASAP Prevention Team provides drug and alcohol abuse and suicide prevention education for military personnel and families, Department of Defense civilians, reserve components, and retirees at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA), Fort Sam Houston. Prevention education is broken down into three main programming areas within ASAP at JBSA: Alcohol/Drug Prevention, ​Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention.


The primary goal of the ASAP is to provide soldiers, commanders, ASAP personnel, Unit Prevention Leaders (UPL) and all other members of the Army community with an informative environment surrounding substance abuse in the military. The following are the objectives of the ASAP:

Increase individual fitness and overall unit readiness.

Provide services which are proactive and responsive to the needs of the Army’s workforce and emphasize alcohol and other drug abuse deterrence, prevention, education, and rehabilitation.

Implement alcohol and other drug risk reduction and prevention strategies that respond to potential problems before they jeopardize readiness, productivity, and careers.

Restore to duty those substance-impaired soldiers who have the potential for continued military service.

Provide effective alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and education at all levels of command and encourage commanders to provide alcohol and drug-free leisure activities.

Ensure all personnel assigned to ASAP staff are appropriately trained and experienced to accomplish their missions.

Achieve maximum productivity and reduce absenteeism and attrition among civilian corps members by reducing the effects of the abuse of alcohol and other drugs.

Improve readiness by extending services to the soldiers, civilian corps members, and family members.

Campaign Corner

Too Much to Lose, is a Defense Department (DOD) program aligned to the Defense Health Agency. It is an educational campaign for U.S. military service members both active duty and retired. The mission of the campaign is to inform U.S. Service members on the facts and risks related to prescription drug misuse and other prohibited illicit drug use including marijuana, hemp and CBD that can impact their health, career and overall well-being. 

To learn more, visit https://www.toomuchtolose.org/ today!

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