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How to Implement a Community-Based Designated Driver Program

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Airmen Against Drunk Driving (AADD) was formed to eliminate the alarming number of DUIs/DWIs on Air Force bases and in surrounding communities. Their goal is to eliminate future alcohol-related driving incidents by providing military members a method of transportation, without using chain of command and without fear of repercussion.

AADD operates a hotline that is staffed Friday and Saturday nights, as well as during holidays and downloads, from 2300 to 0400 hours. When an individual calls the hotline, the operator asks the following information: Where are you? How many are in your party? Where do you need to go? How can we identify you when we arrive? In addition, the AADD will also drive vehicles back to base, if necessary. This service is available to all military, military family members and Department of Defense civilians at no charge.

The AADD takes its awareness campaign seriously. They regularly host a Newcomers orientation and a Commanders briefing to make sure each soldier knows that the Hotline is available as an alternative to driving while impaired. During the summer and winter holidays, when alcohol-related traffic deaths are at their highest, AADD steps up its promotional efforts with articles in base newsletters. In addition, the AADD spearheads the Red Ribbon awareness campaign in partnership with local MADD chapters.
One group alone cant do this comprehensive a program. AADD works in partnership with:

  • Squadron Designated Driver programs
  • Outside organizations by recruiting them as program sponsors
  • 24-7 Care
  • Substance abuse clinics
  • First Sergeants Association
  • Senior Enlisted Advisor
  • Numerous Squadron, group and wing commanders


The Army Center for Substance Abuse Programs (ACSAP) supports combat readiness by providing program oversight, supervision, inspection, integration, technical assistance, and training development for the operation and management of all elements of the Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP).

The ASAP is a long-standing and time proven personnel readiness program which continues to be vital to the Army's Drug and Alcohol Program as dictated by statutes and DOD Directives. The ASAP also supports the Army Commanders with:

  • A proactive program that focuses on prevention and education,
  • The lowest cost, least time consuming, yet effective treatment services and
  • A single source of authority for effective and efficient program operation.
Two examples of ASAP's proactive programs are the Army Drug and Alcohol Prevention Training (ADAPT) and the Impaired Driving Curriculum. The purpose of these programs is to begin a dialogue with soldiers who have exhibited high-risk behaviors and to familiarize them with the issues and consequences of impaired driving.

For more information on these and other programs, please visit

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