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Substance Abuse Counseling

Screening Assessment
An initial screening to determine if there is a substance related diagnosis. Appropriate recommendations are made.


Prime for Life (PFL) 4.5 Workshop
Designed for Marines who may have increased risk for problems associated with alcohol use and currently may or may not be engaging in high-risk alcohol abuse and misuse.
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 PRIME FOR LIFE is offered for individuals who have experienced an isolated alcohol related incident or are in need of alcohol education. The class educates individuals about the effects of alcohol on the body and brain and teaches responsible drinking. 

Outreach & Education for Military Commands
The drug demand reduction coordinator and substance abuse counselor offer outreach and education programs tailored to meet the needs of individual commands. 

Out-Patient Treatment (OP)
OP is offered to individuals who have been diagnosed with either alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence. Treatment usually lasts three weeks and consists of nine hours of therapy and education each week. 

Intensive Out-Patient (IOP)
IOP is offered to individuals who have been diagnosed with significant alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence. Treatment usually lasts three weeks and consists of an average of twenty hours of therapy and education each week. Antabuse is also available as indicated.

For individuals at risk for complicated withdrawal from alcohol or drugs, admission can be coordinated with the USNH Okinawa for Detoxification. 

Coordination of Residential Treatment
For individuals deemed by the clinical staff to require residential treatment, coordination of an appropriate treatment facility and MedEvac is provided.

Continuing Care
For those in recovery, both individual and group therapy are provided.

Pathological Gambling
Pathological Gambling, or as it is sometimes called, Compulsive Gambling, can lead to severe marital discord, significant financial problems, loss of career, and clinical depression. Anyone may make a referral for Gambling Services. We encourage self-referrals.

In-Patient Consultation and Liaison
For patients with medical complications related to alcohol or drugs, screenings are provided during hospitalization.

Friends and Family Program
A 4-Day Educational Workshop on the influence of addictions within family relationships. During this workshop you will learn characteristics of an addict, family roles, unspoken rules, setting boundaries, healthy communication skills, relaxation techniques and much more! Workshop is held first week of each month. Open to all families, friends, co-workers or the curious (18+). To enroll please call 645-009/3381 or email or

NavyMORE (My Ongoing Recovery Experience)
Web and phone based recovery support program with a Recovery Coach.  Visit or contact 645-3381/3009 or 098-970-3381/3009 for more information.

Mission Statement

To provide comprehensive substance abuse counseling services to military families stationed OCONUS while enhancing military readiness and quality of life.


Staff, Location and Hours

ASACS counselors have offices located at the schools to provide accessibility to students, however on request families may desire a different setting for counseling and this can be arranged when making an appointment. Office hours are from 7:30 to 4:00 Monday through Friday. ASACS is a year round program available through the summer months.

All counselors are Certified Addictions Specialists. 


Kathleen McKinney, M.Ed., LPC, LADC

adam goddard, lmft, LPC, cadc1