What is the purpose of AFI44-121 ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT (ADAPT) PROGRAM?
The purpose of AFI44-121 is to provide guidance and procedures for the Air Force's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program (ADAPT), with a focus on prevention, education, treatment, and rehabilitation.
Who is required to participate in the ADAPT program?
Any Air Force member who is suspected of or tested positive for drug or alcohol abuse, or who volunteers for help with substance abuse, is required to participate in the ADAPT program.
Are civilian employees eligible to participate in the ADAPT program?
Yes, civilian employees are eligible to participate in the ADAPT program, although the program is primarily directed towards military members.
What are the repercussions for refusing to participate in the ADAPT program?
Refusing to participate in the ADAPT program can result in administrative actions, loss of security clearance, and potential separation from the Air Force.
How confidential are ADAPT program records?
ADAPT program records are protected by confidentiality laws and regulations. Information is only shared on a need-to-know basis within the Chain of Command and medical professionals involved in the treatment process.
Is ADAPT treatment covered by health insurance?
ADAPT treatment is generally covered by TRICARE and other health insurance plans. However, it is recommended to consult with your specific insurance provider to confirm coverage details.
Can an Airman request self-referral to the ADAPT program?
Yes, any Airman can self-refer to the ADAPT program without facing disciplinary actions or negative consequences. Self-referral allows individuals to seek help for substance abuse voluntarily.
What happens if an Airman relapses after completing ADAPT treatment?
In the case of a relapse, the Airman will be assessed and given appropriate treatment and support. Relapse is understood as a part of recovery, and ADAPT focuses on providing ongoing care and assistance.
Can an Airman be deployed while participating in the ADAPT program?
Normally, an Airman is recommended to complete all phases of treatment before being considered for deployment. However, each case is evaluated individually, and exceptions may be made based on medical recommendations.