ABOUT ARMY SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM (ASAP) – FORT HOOD
Located in Fort Hood, Texas, and provided through the army base’s Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, the Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) is one offacilities in the state to provide outpatient-based treatment for active Army personnel, veterans, and eligible family members struggling with substance abuse disorders. ASAP does not provide medical detoxification services. However, if an individual requires detoxification, the person may be referred to an appropriate program.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission into the program, clients undergo an initial biopsychosocial evaluation to help clinicians form an individualized program and ensure the program offers an appropriate level of treatment.
According to the program’s website, ASAP is designed to meet a number of objectives. As a military-associated program, ASAP is designed to maintain overall unit readiness, emphasize substance abuse prevention, deterrence, education, and prevention, and restore to duty substance-impaired soldiers.
To achieve these objectives, clients may regularly attend group counseling sessions and educational classes on a range of topics concerning chemical dependency, as well as workshops on stress and anger management, team-building strategies, improving coping skills, and trigger avoidance.
As necessary, family members may also be encouraged to participate inTo ensure compliance, individuals may also be subject to regular toxicology screenings. ASAP may incorporate mental health treatment and specialized counseling for clients also experiencing .
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff; however, the single alum polled by Best-rehabs.com to date provided just two out of five stars for the center staff’s level of experience and training.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The sole alum polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided mixed opinions of the ASAP program. Out of five stars, the survey respondent offered four stars for the level of family participation and the program’s ability to treat co-occurring disorders. However, the alum provided lower ratings of three stars for the facility’s counseling options, as well as two stars for the treatment staff’s level of experience and training. Although citing “Team work, participation, knowledge,” as the strengths of ASAP, the alum added, “The ASAP need to be longer and more comfortable for the patients.”
On the facility’s Facebook page, which its management can monitor, four users provided a 3.5 out of five-star average rating. M.S., the only reviewer to leave written feedback, provided five stars and wrote: “Great people doing great thijgs, good presenters, wonderful ASSIST training and amazing PCs.”
The sole reviewer on Google was more critical of the facility, offering just one star. Alum B.I. wrote:”These people will not help you. you guys are the worst alcohol program.”
As a military-affiliated program, ASAP of Fort Hood provides its services through TRICARE and other military insurances. The sole alum surveyed by Best-rehabs.com to date remained neutral regarding whether or not the center’s programming was worth the cost.