The mission of the CAACs is
To provide screening services to assist
commands in evaluating individuals identified as
having drug and alcohol abuse problems.
To provide counseling services for drug
and alcohol abusers determined to require local
When feasible, provide assistance to
commands and active duty and reserve Navy
personnel as follows:
a. Crisis intervention work, particularly
alcohol and drug-related incidents.
b. Aftercare support to individuals seek-
ing such assistance.
c. Personal assistance referral for per-
sons seeking help who require professional or
d. Administrative advice or assistance to
commands or individuals concerning Navy
alcohol or drug program actions.
e. Educational assistance to commands
concerning alcohol and drug-related subjects.
f. Support of command sponsored drug
and alcohol activities (conference rooms,
classrooms, audiovisual assistance, etc.).
When feasible, provide drug and alcohol
program information and assistance to:
a. Members of other military services,
b. Navy Department civilian employees,
c. Dependents of military personnel, and
d. Retired Navy personnel.
Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers (ARCs)
Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers (ARCs) are
the largest treatment facilities (75 beds) in the
Navys alcoholism treatment and rehabilitation
program. These centers provide a residential
treatment and rehabilitation program for alco-
hol dependent individuals. ARCs offer a full
6-week intensive inpatient treatment program.
Professionals, most of whom are recovering
alcoholics on active duty, provide a mixture
individual and group counsel-
ing, Alcoholics Anonymous involvement and
education. Spiritual reinforcement and religious
counseling are provided by Navy chaplains who
are assigned to ARCs. ARCs stress a whole life
approach to recovery from alcoholism and
alcohol abuse and encourage a members family
to participate in the rehabilitation process.
ALCOHOL REHABILITATION SERV-
ICES (ARSs).Alcohol Rehabilitation Serv-
ices are inpatient treatment facilities for
alcoholism and alcohol abuse. They are attached
to 24 Navy regional medical centers (NRMCs)
and hospitals. As smaller versions of ARCs,
most of these units treat as many as 15 people at
a time on an inpatient basis. Several ARS loca-
tions have facilities for more than 15 patients.
ARSs also offer outpatient services to persons
less seriously affected by alcoholism or alcohol
abuse. A medical officer heads the ARS staff.
Most of the medical officers who serve in this
capacity are recovering alcoholics.
Navy Drug Rehabilitation Center (NDRC)
The Navy operates one 200-bed facility at the
Naval Air Station, Miramar, California, for
drug dependent persons. The NDRC is staffed
with both professional civilian therapists and
trained military counselors. As with all Navy
treatment programs, the primary mission of the
NDRC is the return of patients to active duty
Human Resources Management Centers
(HRMCs) and Detachments (HRMDs)
HRMCs and HRMDs are concerned with the
full range of human development and problem
areas. These groups provide programs in alcohol
education and alcoholism prevention, race rela-
tions, drug education and drug abuse control,
organizational development, and overseas
diplomacy. HRMCs and HRMDs also assist
local commanding officers in identifying prob-
lem areas, and in education, training, patient
referral, and local drug and alcohol rehabilita-