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Substance abuse, by eroding soldier fitness, becomes a personnel readiness and manpower issue for commanders, units and the organization. The Indiana National Guard’s Substance Abuse Prevention program aims to deter substance abuse by providing service members with prevention, education and referral resources and commanders with the necessary tools to assess the security and military fitness of their units.

Our services include:

  • Unit training and education, briefs and presentations

  • Self-referral services

  • Information on substance abuse, policies and available services and resources

  • Risk inventories and reintegration-unit risk inventories

Resources for Service Members

Service members may access programs for education, prevention and treatment, including a self-referral program by contacting our prevention coordinators anytime for assistance.

Helpful materials:

Resources for Commanders and Supervisors

Substance abuse and its effect on service members is a high priority, high visibility issue within the military. The Substance Abuse Prevention Program is a command program that emphasizes readiness and personal responsibility. Resources exist for the education and training of those in positions of authority who may need to assist service members experiencing substance abuse issues. Contact the local substance abuse prevention coordinator for assistance or to schedule a training session with you, your staff and your unit.

Services we provide:

  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Early identification
  • Mentoring at-risk service members
  • Supporting service members during rehabilitation
  • Administrative actions regarding separation or retention

Download: Commander’s roles and responsibilities (PDF)

Contact us:

  • For a self-referral packet
  • For treatment referral
  • For a list of recovery and support resources
  • To schedule an annual prevention training (2-4 hours required)
  • For a brief or presentation
  • To create a unit prevention plan/administer the unit risk inventory to your unit
  • To obtain prevention education or marketing materials
  • For general questions about substance abuse, available services, and resources

Contacts

Indiana National Guard Alcohol and Drug Control Officer (ADCO)
Office: 317-247-3300, Ext. 77052


Prevention Coordinators:

  • Central Indiana, 317-247-3300, Ext. 85491
  • Southern Indiana, 317-247-3300, Ext. 64332

Resources

Do you need help right now?

People misuse or abuse substances such as prescription drugs, alcohol and illicit drugs for varied and complicated reasons. These substances produce some form of intoxication that alters judgment, perception, attention or physical control. Substance misuse or abuse may affect your ability to be an effective and productive member of your unit. It can have severe consequences for your family, finances, health and career.

Some common warning signs that you or someone you know may be abusing drugs or alcohol include:

  • Changing appearance
  • Family history of substance abuse
  • Loss of control
  • Neglecting other activities
  • Relationship issues
  • Risk taking
  • Secrecy
  • Tolerance
  • Withdrawal
  • Continued use despite negative consequences