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NCARNG Substance Abuse Program


How Can We Help?

The Substance Abuse Program (SAP) mission is to strengthen the overall fitness and effectiveness of the NCARNG workforce, to conserve manpower, and enhance the combat readiness of Soldiers. (AR 600-85)

The SAP Program provides:

· Education and Training

· Strong Choices– Universal prevention education for all ARNG Soldiers. Talk to your ADCO or PC to set up your required annual training
· Deterrence education– Briefing on the effects of drugs and alcohol and providing information on command policies concerning drug use

· Early Identification and Self

· Provide risk assessment materials to Soldiers and Command
· Provide information and help during the referral process

· Risk Reduction

· Tailored training based on risk in your Unit

· Screening

· Unit Risk Inventory(URI)Reintegration-URI– Anonymous surveys that document the risk present at the unit level

· Targeted Intervention

· Referrals to community-based providers for help

Limited Use Policy


If you think you may have a problem with alcohol or drugs, it is best to

admit the concern to your chain of command so they can help before you get caught.

If you admit your abuse and request help, the Limited Use Policy could

limit the negative consequences of your drug or alcohol abuse.


Under the Limited Use Policy:

· The characterization of discharge is limited to "Honorable"

· Your commander is not required to initiate separation proceedings

· For more information, see AR 600-85 or talk to your ADCO and PC


Please see our website at

 Substance Abuse Program Staff

 Sandra Edwards ADCO - SAP Program 2019.jpg

Sandra Edwards

Alcohol & Drug Control Officer (ADCO)




Nzinga Henderson

Prevention Coordinator (PC)