IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY
For questions/concerns please call the
Substance Abuse Prevention Team (SAPT) Support Line (757) 628-4329).
Purpose of Program
The goal of the Substance Abuse Prevention Program is to
provide training, education, treatment and administrative processing
resources in support of Coast Guard’s policy governing substance use, abuse
and chemical dependency.
Who is Eligible for this Program?
The Substance Abuse Prevention Program is a resource that is
available to Active Duty Coast Guard members. Only the training aspect of
the Substance Abuse Program is available to the Coast Guard Auxiliary,
Reservists and civilian employees.
The Substance Abuse Prevention Program POCs:
- Program Manager: Mr. Mark Mattiko, (202) 475-5148
- Program Supervisor: CWO Michael Slade, (757) 628-4369
Substance Abuse Program Manager (SAPM) is Mr. Mark Mattiko
Mr. Mattiko serves as the headquarters’ manager of the Substance Abuse
Program and as a liaison to the Department of Defense and other agencies.
The SAPM coordinates the development of substance abuse training and
educational curricula for Coast Guard personnel. In addition, he is
responsible for developing Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment policy
and manages the program’s budget. Mr. Mattiko is assigned to COMDT (CG-1111)
and works for the Behavioral Health Services Division in the Office of
b. The Substance Abuse Program Supervisor is CWO Michael Slade
Mr. Slade is currently assigned to the HSWL Service Center, Norfolk. He
collaborates with the SAPM to develop, implement, and maintain training and
educational requirements of substance abuse prevention program personnel, to
include all Command Drug and Alcohol Representatives (CDARs). He is assisted
in his duties by the Substance Abuse Preventions Team (SAPT).
Substance Abuse Preventions Team (SAPT)
Members of the SAPT are called Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS).
They are detached personnel located at major commands as full-time
prevention facilitators. SAPS establish a network of unit Command Drug and
Representatives (CDARs) and consistently provide updated and new information
pertaining to CDAR issues. They also conduct and assist CDARs in developing
and conducting general alcohol awareness and SAFE awareness training
programs. Additional prevention and training resources can be obtained from
your district SAPS. Commands are encouraged to use this invaluable resource
to develop prevention techniques and strategies to lower unit alcohol risk.
The Substance Abuse Prevention Team is always available to support the
SAPS by location are:
HSC Joshua Garcia
HSWL SC (dd) CG Academy
HSC Donald Hill
HSWL SC Norfolk
HS1 Kasey Howe
HSWL SC (dd) Miami
HSC Joshua Garcia
HSWL SC (dd) Cape May
HS1 Shoawn Hayes
HSWL SC Norfolk
HSC Eugene Porterfield
HSWL SC (dd) Petaluma
HS1 Kimberly Barrows
HSWL SC (dd) Alameda
HS1 Cade Moses
HSWL SC (dd) Seattle
HS1 Emmett Blount
HSWL SC (dd) Alameda
HSC Federico Sanchez
HSWL SC (dd) Kodiak
Program Supervisor: CWO Michael Slade, (757) 628-4369
d. Command Drug and Alcohol
CDARs are responsible for serving as advisors to their parent
command in the administration of the unit Substance Abuse Prevention Program
under the direction of the SAPT. A CDAR’s duties are a collateral
responsibility and administrative in nature. CDAR's are not behavioral
health counselors and should not be perceived or utilized in that capacity.
e. Program Confidentiality Disclaimer
regarding the Substance Abuse Prevention Program is not completely
confidential. However, case related personal information pertaining to
substance use, abuse and chemical dependency is strictly confidential and
shared only on a "Need-To-Know" basis with professionals relevant to the
subject matter. HIPAA restrictions shall apply.
Services and Resources Available
Access to resources pertaining to
the Substance Abuse Program, CG policy and guidance related to substance
abuse case management is available to Coast Guard Commands and unit CDARs
by contacting the SAPM, SAPT members, or the Health Promotion Manager on
your Regional Work-Life Staff.
CAUTION: Obtaining services/care relating
to substance use, abuse and chemical dependency outside of the Coast Guard
or other DoD Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) must be pre-authorized.
Members obtaining related care without pre-authorization from a TRICARE
Health Care Finder or the Area Service Point of Contact (SPOC) can be held
personally responsible for all costs incurred associated with obtaining said
Related educational and support
a. Addictions Orientation for Health Care Providers
Resident training provided to health care
providers (i.e. Physicians, PAs, SAPS) that teaches fundamental skills
necessary for performing medical assessments pertaining to substance abuse
and chemical dependency. Courses can be schedule throughout the fiscal year.
To request an AOHCP-1 quota the requesting provider will need to submit a
completed and endorsed Short-Term Resident Training Request (STTR),
(CG-5223). Completed STTRs should be submitted to Commandant (CG-1111) to
the attention of the Substance Abuse Program Manager. Annual quotas are
limited and are processed on a first-come-first-she Substance Abuse
Prevention Program is a resource that is available to Active Duty Coast
Guard members. Only the training aspect of the Substance Abuse Program is
available to the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Reservists and civilian employees.
- Heath Care Providers who have not attended AOHCP-1 or an equivalent
substance abuse and chemical dependency training course are NOT qualified
for the Coast Guard’s purpose to perform substance abuse/chemical dependency
- For the purposes of AOHCP-1 training, Health Services Technicians are not
considered as "Health Care Providers".
b. CDAR Training
Resident training designed to teach designated CDARs the skills and
responsibilities associated with performing their duties. CDAR courses are
scheduled throughout the fiscal year by regional SAPS. Coast Guard commands
requesting quotas should contact the SAPS in their districts prior to
submitting a STTR.
c. Prime For Life (PFL) Training
PFL® is a motivational
risk reduction program. It is used most with people who have had a legal or
policy violation such as impaired driving, possession, or workplace
violation, but it is relevant for everyone. PRIME for Life helps foster
attitudes, beliefs, and understanding that help people reduce risk for any
type of alcohol or drug problem. It also creates a unique self-assessment
experience to help people be more aware of what they value, what they are
risking, and how to protect the things that mean the most in their lives.
PFL is designed to:
- Serve as an evidence-based prevention and intervention
protocol for all-hands, Command selective/ indicated audiences, and those
identified by medical providers.
- Serve as an evidence-based pretreatment protocol.
- Fulfill an ASAM Level 0.5 (early intervention) requirement,
and serve as the educational component in any ASAM Level of Care.
- Be consistent with the principles of Motivational
Interviewing and Cognitive Behavior Therapy in a therapeutic educational
- PFL replaces the Navy IMPACT model
The following references provide details applicable to the Substance Abuse
Point of Contact
If you are unable to contact a SAPT member, or you need assistance beyond
the information provided here, please contact the Headquarters Substance
Abuse Program Manager, Mark Mattiko at (202) 475-5148 or the SAPT
Supervisor, CWO Michael Slade at (757) 628-4369.