Substance Use Disorder Clinical Care
Comprehensive substance use disorder treatment services that utilize national best practices to optimize care delivery, treatment outcomes and force conservation for service members and other beneficiaries.
Provide substance use disorder clinical care, including assessment, treatment, and aftercare, for service members and other beneficiaries within an integrated medical and behavioral health model to enhance health and readiness.
SUDCC provides outpatient counseling services for substance misuse addiction.
- Weekly group/individual sessions
- Inpatient referral services
- Referral to Addiction Medicine Intensive Outpatient Program (AMIOP)
- Referral to Army Drug and Alcohol Prevention Training (ADAPT)
- Medical evaluation by the Clinical Consultant to assess for higher levels of treatment such as detoxification or residential treatment to medication management
Self-identification is the most desirable method of identifying problematic substance use.
Commander-identification occurs when a commander observes, suspects, or otherwise becomes aware of an individual whose job performance, interpersonal relations, physical or mental readiness, or health, appears to be affected adversely by suspected problematic substance related incidents.
- Investigation/ apprehension
- Positive UA
- Drunk on Duty
Medical identification occurs when health care providers identify problematic substance use during routine or emergency medical treatment.
All healthcare providers will provide information about the service members alleged problematic substance use immediately to the service members commander.
- Will undergo a comprehensive evaluation by clinical staff in order to assess the severity of drug and alcohol issues
- Will be asked to fully participate in the clinical interview
- Will be asked to participate in identifying personal goals for treatment and should be prepared to enter a working alliance with his or her counselor to accomplish goals
- Are expected to remain abstinent form alcohol and illicit drugs throughout treatment
The Army recognizes that addiction diagnosis are problematic, may impact readiness, and should be treated as a behavioral health concern. Army directive 2019-12 (policy for voluntary alcohol-related behavioral healthcare) establishes policies and procedures from voluntary alcohol-related behavioral healthcare.
Partner with command teams to ensure safety and maintain readiness.
When clinically indicated, a service member diagnosed with a SUD will receive appropriate substance use treatment to include: withdrawal management care, medical treatment, and psychotherapy if indicated, until they are separated form service regardless of the nature of separation.
For mental/behavioral health emergencies after normal business hours, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.