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Los Angeles AFB Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT)

The new Ellsworth policy, which went into effect Feb. 7, takes a more aggressive stance against people under the age of 21 who choose to drink illegally. As written, anyone caught drinking underage, anywhere (not just driving) will lose on-base driving privileges for at least four months. Military members will also be required to successfully complete the appropriate Air Force Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program. (U.S. Air Force photo\ Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli)

Los Angeles AFB policy: If you're caught DUI, you will lose on-base driving privileges for at least four months and be required to successfully complete the ADAPT program. (Air Force photo/Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli)

So you’re 5 feet, 8 inches, 160 pounds and you’ve decided to go drink-for-drink with your 240-pound, 6-ffot, 4-inch buddy? It’s a horrible idea, and an expert from the base’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT) Program explains why by elaborating on the physiological effects of alcohol. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Luis Loza Gutierrez)

So you’re 5 feet, 8 inches, 160 pounds and you’ve decided to go drink-for-drink with your 6-foot, 4-inch 240 pound buddy? It’s a horrible idea. ADAPT explains why. (Air Force graphic/Staff Sgt. Luis Loza Gutierrez)

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- 0-0-1-3 means zero drinks if you are under 21 years of age, zero DUIs, one drink per hour, and three drinks total per night

0-0-1-3 means zero drinks if you are under 21 years of age, zero DUIs, one drink per hour, and three drinks total per night (Air Force graphic)


The primary objectives of the ADAPT program are:

- To promote readiness and health and wellness through the prevention and treatment of substance abuse;
- To minimize the negative consequences of substance abuse to the individual, family, and organization;
- To provide comprehensive education and treatment to individuals who experience problems attributed to substance abuse, and;
- Return identified substance abusers to unrestricted duty status or to assist them in their transition to civilian life, as appropriate.

Air Force members with substance abuse problems are encouraged to seek assistance (self identification - BEFORE an incident occurs) from the unit commander, first sergeant, substance abuse counselor, or a military medical professional.

Following the assessment, the ADAPT program manager will consult with the treatment team (ADAPT program manager, ADAPT counselor, member's Commander, First Sergeant and supervisor, and Primary Care Manager or Flight Surgeon when possible), and determine an appropriate clinical course of action in collaboration with the member.

The ADAPT program is a key member of the Space and Missile Systems Center's DUI Battleplan. The intake paperwork for all new patients can be downloaded and brought in for the first appointment by clicking the link to the ADAPT Intake Form.

Additional Resources:  
Drug Abuse Hotlines
Straight Facts About Alcohol and Drug Abuse 
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration   

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.*
Weekends, federal holidays and AFSPC-designated Family Days: Closed

*This clinic is closed the first Thursday of ever month for currency training until 1 p.m.