In the next few days, we will release four interrelated Commandant Instructions. This release will include the new Coast Guard Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Manual, and an updated Military Drug and Alcohol Policy, Coast Guard Health Promotion Manual, and Military Separations Manual. These four manuals are being released simultaneously as they are interdependent upon each other, requiring that each instruction be current. Upon promulgation, these instructions will codify policies previously issued by ALCOAST COMDT NOTICE (ACN). The goal and major outcome of this joint effort will result in policies that provide clear guidance on prevention and obtainment of treatment, produce an outcome of recovery from alcohol or substance abuse, as well as alerting members to the impact a drug or alcohol incident or use disorder may have on their career.
Coast Guard Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Manual
Military Drug and Alcohol Policy:
Coast Guard Health Promotion Manual:
The changes discussed in this Flag Voice, as well as additional changes will be announced by an ALCOAST COMDT NOTICE (ACN) for each of these manuals. Additional changes to each manual will be announced in the Commandants Change Notice and the manuals themselves. All Coast Guard Commands and personnel are encouraged to fully review these new and updated manuals. The comprehensive update to these manuals will help ensure the CG remains a mission ready workforce.
RADM William G. Kelly
RADM WILLIAM G. KELLY
Assistant Commandant for Human Resources
Issue date: 09/05/2018