Drinking While in ASAP Counseling


1. To inform ______ on the seriousness of drinking while enrolled in the Army Substance Abuse Program

2. To prevent injury to a Soldier and/or his career


Unacceptable behavior, although not excused, was viewed in the context of a larger problem.

Our leadership demonstrated their support for you and confidence in your ability by referring you for counseling with the ASAP office.

This action was based on their trust that you would participate in the program and follow the guidance provided.

It is apparent that you have been drinking on several occasions. SSG Jacobsen said he saw you drinking in the barracks yesterday and I believe I smell alcohol on your breath now.

Participation in this program is not optional. Although these relapses and the failure to follow ASAP guidance will not necessarily kill your career, it does close off one avenue of support and does demonstrate a lack of integrity and a disregard for our efforts to get you back on track.

I strongly suggest you stop drinking while actively involved in ASAP.

AUTHORITY: 10 U.S.C. 8013. PURPOSE: To obtain any comments you desire to submit (on a voluntary basis) for consideration concerning this action. ROUTINE USES: Provides you an opportunity to submit comments or documents for consideration. If provided, the comments and documents you submit become a part of the action. DISCLOSURE: Your written acknowledgment of receipt and signature are mandatory. Any other comment or document you provide is voluntary.

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As your supervisor, it is my responsibility to provide any assistance necessary or to refer you to the appropriate agency when I am incapable of the assistance you require.

I will follow up with the ASAP counselor to determine the best course of action (732-5906). I am available any time to discuss this issue or any other problem that you may have. My cell # is 123-4567.


I will observe and assist ________ in his participation in the ASAP program until its successful conclusion.

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