Purpose and Goals Clinical Focus Program Evaluation/Outcomes Target Population EBPs
  • The objectives of the ADAPT program .ire to promote readiness, health, and wellness through the prevention and treatment of substance abuse; minimize the negative consequences of substance abuse to the individual, family, and organization; provide comprehensive education and treatment to individuals who experience problems attributed to substance abuse; and to return identified substance abusers to unrestricted duty status or assist them in their transition to civilian life.
  • Assessment of drinking behavior and duty performance at 3, 6, and 12 months post discharge from intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, variable length of stay, or inpatient treatment programs (tracked locally only)

NOTE: ADAPT = Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment; EBP = evidence-based practice.

ADAPT is described in Air Force Instruction (AFI) 44-121 (U.S. Air Force, 2011), which is discussed in Chapter 6. The purpose of the program is to restore function and return personnel to duty or assist them in returning to civilian life. ADAPT has four tiers of activities according to AFI 44-121: Tier I—primary prevention and education, Tier II—secondary/targeted prevention, Tier III—tertiary care/treatment, and Tier IV—training.

According to AFI 44-121, Tier I activities center around primary prevention and education, which have a different focus depending on the

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