Purpose and Scope

Mission: To strengthen the overall fitness and effectiveness of the Army’s workforce, to conserve manpower, and to enhance the combat readiness of Soldiers.

Purpose: The purpose of the Army Substance Abuse Program is to deter substance abuse by providing prevention education and referral sources to ARNG Soldiers and random drug testing, as well as present commanders with the tools to assess the readiness of their unit.

How We Can Help:
Being a member or family member for the National Guard is a demanding commitment and can be very stressful at times.  Because you chose to serve your country and took on those commitments, the South Carolina Army National Guard Substance Abuse Prevention Program is committed to helping you with a variety of needs.  We can assist with:

* Substance Abuse Addictions
* Self Referrals (Limited Use Policy)
* Alcohol Dependence
* Family Related Substance Abuse Interventions

The Substance Abuse Program (SAP) is committed to providing Soldiers, their families, and command with the knowledge needed to make healthy choices in life and their careers. The SAP connects Soldiers and family members experiencing substance use issues with licensed providers around the state. In addition, the SAP team conducts targeted prevention trainings, administers Unit Risk Inventories/Reintegration Unit Risk Inventories for all units in the state of South Carolina, and develops specialized Risk Mitigation Plans.


Community based providers: http://www.daodas.state.sc.us/LocalResources.asp

VA:  http://www.columbiasc.va.gov/

SAMHSA: http://www.samhsa.gov/


Substance Abuse Coordinator (SAP)
Ms. Alex Brainard
Phone: 803-299-3382