Wednesday October 26, 2011

What is it?

myPRIME is an online alcohol and substance abuse prevention and intervention training tool that that provides Soldiers with the ability to self assess their own high-risk behaviors and influence changes in attitude, belief, and behavior. Modeled after the successful classroom-based training program and current Army Drug and Alcohol Prevention Training curriculum, PRIME for Life, myPRIME's online training enables the Army to better serve deployed and geographically dispersed Soldiers.

What has the Army done?

After more than a decade of persistent conflict and increased stress on the Force, the Army identified an increased need for Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) Services, specifically for Soldiers in theater or not within travel distance of servicing ASAP offices. As a result, the Army assembled a team to explore the feasibility of converting existing face-to-face behavioral change intervention into an online program. After the development and testing of prototype modules and a series of Soldier focus groups, the concept proved worthy of development.

What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future?

myPRIME is currently available to command-referred deployed Soldiers, and will be available to geographically dispersed Soldiers of all components, DA civilians and family members sometime in 2012. This resource can and should be utilized by all members of our Army family concerned that they might have a substance abuse problem.

Why is this important to the Army?

Army support services are more important than ever as our Soldiers, families and Department of the Army Civilians continue to feel the stress of a decade of war. myPRIME is a result of the Army's efforts to continually refine programs and initiatives that support the overall health of our force. The program offers users with the opportunity to address a concern for their own health and well being from the privacy of their own home and on their own schedule.

It is our duty as an Army and as a nation to ensure that we provide Soldiers, Department of the Army Civilians and family members with the tools they need to overcome any challenge. It is equally important that our Army family understand the importance of reaching out for help when they need it; true strength comes for recognizing when one needs help in overcoming a challenge, and not being too afraid to ask for it.


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