(B) MILESTONES AND SCHEDULES- Milestones and schedules for the achievement of the goals of the plan, including goals relating to the following:

(i) Enhanced education of members of the Armed Forces regarding substance use disorders.

(ii) Enhanced and improved identification and diagnosis of substance use disorders in members of the Armed Forces.

(iii) Enhanced and improved access of members of the Armed Forces to services and treatment for and management of substance use disorders.

(iv) Appropriate staffing of military medical treatment facilities and other facilities for the treatment of substance use disorders in members of the Armed Forces.

(C) BEST PRACTICES- The incorporation of evidence-based best practices utilized in current military and civilian approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and management of substance use disorders.

(D) AVAILABLE RESEARCH- The incorporation of applicable results of available studies, research, and academic reviews on the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and management of substance use disorders.

(8) UPDATE IN LIGHT OF INDEPENDENT STUDY- Upon the completion of the study required by section 4, the Secretary of Defense shall--

(A) in consultation with the Secretaries of the military departments and the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, make such modifications and improvements to the comprehensive plan required by paragraph (1) as the Secretary of Defense considers appropriate in light of the findings and recommendations of the study; and

(B) submit to the congressional defense committees a report setting forth the comprehensive plan as modified and improved under subparagraph (A).

SEC. 4. INDEPENDENT REPORT ON SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS IN MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

(a) Study Required- The Secretary of Defense shall provide for a study on substance use disorders in members of the Armed Forces to be conducted by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences or such other independent entity as the Secretary shall select for purposes of the study.



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