SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers who meet specific criteria can now self-refer themselves to the Confidential Alcohol Treatment and Education Program, or CATEP, without notifying their commanders.

Schofield Barracks is one of six test locations chosen for the pilot program because of its sufficient counseling and educational capacity to handle self-referrals and because of its high deployment rates.

According to the new policy, while Soldiers are in CATEP treatment, they "are not vulnerable to suspension of favorable actions or subject to adverse personnel actions strictly because of their enrollment" in CATEP, part of the Army Substance Abuse Program, or ASAP.

CATEP treatment plans may last anywhere from a few weeks to a year, all with the aim to meet the challenges of military readiness while supporting Soldier and family well-being.

ASAP is open Monday-Friday to support Soldiers:

•7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

•4:30--8 p.m., Monday-Thursday, for confidential treatment.

Call 433-8700 or 433-8708 for more information.

Page last updated Fri April 20th, 2012 at 21:23