The Substance Abuse Program utilizes evidence-based programming and practices, including prevention education, early intervention initiatives, counseling, and drug and alcohol deterrent activities in order to promote overall health and mission readiness.
Given the complex impact of the combat experience on overall health, each Marine referred to the Substance Abuse Counseling Center is screened for traumatic brain injury, suicide risk, mental health, and post-traumatic stress disorder in addition to substance misuse. Following the initial assessment, a Marine can enter at any level of care and move up or down the continuum of care, in response to changing clinical needs.
Substance Abuse Counseling Centers are located on all Marine Corps installations. Licensed, skilled professionals who provide direct services to clients utilizing evidence based practices including screening, assessment, treatment, case management, continuing and aftercare include Alcohol Prevention Specialists, Drug Demand Reduction Coordinators and Substance Abuse Clinical Counselors.
SAMHSA - Talk. They Hear You. Mobile App
SAMHSA - Above the Influence
SAMHSA - Too Smart to Start
Military One Source
National Council on Alcohol & Drug Dependence
Drug Free Partnership