properly secure and dispose of such substances to safeguard such substances from third parties such as children.

(iv) The risks of substance abuse faced by military dependents due to the stresses of having a spouse or parent deployed, as well as other factors relating to substance abuse that are unique to military families.

(v) Strategies for prevention of drug and alcohol abuse among children of military families, and suggestions for military parents on how to intervene and find help for a child with a substance use disorder.

(E) DIFFERENTIATION OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION AND TREATMENT- Instructions on the separation of disciplinary actions from prevention and treatment of substance use disorders in members of the Armed Forces.

(F) CONFIDENTIALITY- Instructions on confidentiality for members of the Armed Forces in seeking or receiving services or treatment for substance use disorders.

(G) PARTICIPATION OF CHAIN OF COMMAND- Instructions on appropriate consultation, reference to, and involvement of the chain of command of members of the Armed Forces in matters relating to the diagnosis, treatment, and management substance use disorders in such members.

(H) CONSIDERATION OF GENDER- Instructions on gender specific requirements in the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and management of substance use disorders in members of the Armed Forces, including gender specific care and treatment requirements.

(I) COORDINATION WITH OTHER HEALTHCARE INITIATIVES- Instructions on the integration of efforts on the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and management of substance use disorders in members of the Armed Forces with efforts to address co-occurring health care disorders (such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression) and suicide prevention.

(7) OTHER ELEMENTS- In addition to the matters specified in paragraph (3), the comprehensive plan required by paragraph (1) shall include the following:

(A) LEAD AGENT- The designation by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs of a lead agent to coordinate implementation of the plan.



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