ADAPT (Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Treatment Program)
ADAPT aims to, "promote readiness, health and wellness through the prevention and treatment of substance misuse and abuse." Alcohol abuse, prescription drug misuse, and drug abuse negatively affect public behavior, duty performance, and physical and mental health. The ADAPT program helps Airmen and their families with substance abuse-related issues.
The primary objectives of the ADAPT program are to:
- Promote readiness, health, and wellness through the prevention and treatment of substance misuse and abuse
- Minimize the negative consequences of substance misuse and abuse to the individual, family, and organization
- Provide comprehensive education and treatment to individuals who experience problems attributed to substance misuse or abuse
- Restore function and return identified substance abusers to unrestricted duty status or to assist them in their transition to civilian life, as appropriate
Air Force policy is to assist members who abuse alcohol. However, the Air Force does not tolerate the illegal or improper use of drugs by military members, and such action places the member's continued service in jeopardy.
After being diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder, patients are placed in the appropriate level of care through a multi-disciplinary team approach.
When indicated, ADAPT patients may be referred to outpatient medical, mental health, or the Family Advocacy Program for treatment.
ADAPT provides services primarily to active duty service members. Non-active duty TRICARE beneficiaries are eligible for assessment and treatment following TRICARE guidelines for care, depending on the capacity and capability of the clinic to properly manage each case.