The Fort Bragg Army Substance Abuse Prevention and the installation’s Employee Assistance Program have worked with the Carolina Treatment Center of Fayetteville for five years to tackle substance abuse issues with service members, Department of Defense civilian employees, retirees and Family members.
In continuation of that reciprocity and to kick off September as National Recovery Month, ASAP and EAP are partnering with CTC on Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to noon to support a local Recovery Awareness Day, said Jim Tomlinson, ASAP Prevention training coordinator.
The event will “celebrate the journey of individuals in recovery, and keep the memory alive of those who have lost their lives in the addiction battle,” he said.
It will feature a resource fair, food and other Family-fun activities.
Fort Bragg routinely offers Prime for Life workshops to DoD civilians, military Family members and retirees, said Lisa Lofton-Berry, EAP manager. It is an alcohol and drug program that identifies problems that affect job performance and well-being. The program allows attendees to assess their choices regarding low- or high-risk behavior pertaining to substance abuse.
“We have a heart-to-heart conversation about choices that are disrupting quality of life,” said Lofton-Berry.
But, the CTC is just one of several resources available to those dealing with substance abuse issues.
“It assists us with people going through recovery. It provides not only the medication needed to help them in recovery, but also gives them counseling,” explained Tomlinson.
The Carolina Treatment Center is located at 3427 Melrose Road, Fayetteville and may be reached at 864-8739.
For more information about the Fort Bragg Army Substance Abuse Program or the Employee Assistance Program, both of which are located in the Soldier Support Center (Building 4-2843 Normandy Drive), call ASAP at 396-4100 or EAP at 396-5784.