AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING ACCEPTS MISSION TO STOP DRUNK DRIVING
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
- Squadron Designated
- 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
ARMY CENTER FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAMS
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:
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.
- 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.
For more information on
these and other programs, please visit www.acsap.org