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The intent of a self-referral is to provide you with a means of intervening in the progression of alcohol abuse early enough to get help before a problem becomes more advanced and difficult to resolve without risk of disciplinary action.
What exactly constitutes a self-referral? A self-referral is an event personally initiated by the member. When should someone consider self-referring? A member should consider self-referring if they desire counseling and treatment to address potential, suspected, or actual alcohol abuse or misuse.
What could make a self-referral invalid, in which case the member would not be shielded from disciplinary action? Will other people know if I self-refer? Alcohol use issues are complex, and evaluation and treatment require a holistic view. What are the levels of alcohol treatment? If treatment is recommended, the command will coordinate with the appropriate SARP facility based on availability, locality, and type of treatment needed. Levels of treatment are: Level 0.
Will I lose my security clearance for self-referring? Your security clearance may be jeopardized if your screening recommends treatment and you subsequently refuse that treatment. Leave a comment. Tagged alcohol , alcohol abuse prevention , alcohol awareness month , alcohol misuse , Behavioral Fitness , behavioral health , healthy behaviors , healthy lifestyles , security clearance , seeking help , self referral. Throughout her year career in the Navy, Intelligence Specialist Chief Amber Nuanez has been a constant source of support and mentorship to her Sailors.
Of course, her passion and dedication to her career has not come without sacrifice; particularly when it comes to being able to spend time with her young children despite long hours and deployments. Nuanez was concerned about how reaching out for help could affect her security clearance and ability to maintain her career in the intelligence community. Yet, she pressed forward recognizing that she was the one that now needed support and that help was always available.
Nuanez not only sought help for mental health concerns, but a few months later self-referred for alcohol misuse treatment. She got the support she needed, enabling her to be an even stronger source of inspiration for her kids and Sailors. Addressing mental and behavioral health needs is essential to maintaining personal and mission readiness, and your ability to be there for others. However, concerns about career implications may lead to apprehension about seeking help.
What about my job or security clearance? In fact, less than one percent of security clearance denials or revocations involve mental health concerns or behavioral health support. The process of proactively seeking help for alcohol use issues in the Navy is called self-referral.
If done before an alcohol incident AI has occurred, self-referring for alcohol use treatment through your command does not result in disciplinary action. Initiating a self-referral means that a Sailor wants to receive counseling or treatment for alcohol abuse. To initiate a self-referral and begin your journey to recovery, speak with a qualified agent, such as:.
While fear of reaching out can be overwhelming, 1 Small ACT can make a career or life-saving difference. Seeking help is the best thing you can do for yourself, your family and your Navy career if navigating mental or behavioral health concerns.
In addition to the support resources mentioned above, if you or someone you know is in immediate crisis you can reach out to the Military Crisis Line online, by phone at or by text at Tagged alcohol , alcohol abuse prevention , alcohol misuse , behavioral health , career concerns , Every Sailor, Every Day , mental health , readiness , security clearance , seeking help , self referral , suicide prevention , suicide prevention coordinator , work life balance.
The holidays are full of joy, love and festivities, but they can also bring an increased level of stress and anxiety. While our social calendars fill quickly with trips to the mall, holiday parties, family get-togethers and other activities, we can easily become overwhelmed, anxious and exhausted.
Given the increase in social activities and related stress around the holidays, it is important to remember to drink responsibly. Drinking alcohol may lead to positive feelings and relaxation momentarily, but if you try to deal with stress through drinking it can lead to serious problems.
Mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing and casserole, pie, pie and more pie. There are many treats to indulge in over the holiday season and as your social calendar fills up it becomes more difficult to make time to stay healthy. Non-alcoholic eggnog, anyone?
Studies show that during the holiday season there is an increase in drinking and driving, making it one of the most dangerous time of the year to be on the road. According to the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in , more than people were killed in traffic accidents nationwide. This holiday season, plan ahead for a safe ride home before you go out for the night.
Make the choice: will you drink or will you drive? Stick to the plan! Remember that even buzzed driving is illegal and more importantly can lead to dangerous accidents. These feelings can slowly build up over time, especially as we deal with the stress and anxiety associated with preparing for the holiday season.
If drinking to relieve stress has become a trend for you, remember that a self-referral is the best option for seeking help. When Sailors get help via a self-referral or through the help of their command, neither results in disciplinary action. Tagged alcohol , alcohol misuse , Behavioral Fitness , behavioral health , Chaplain , Controllability , designated driver , drink responsibly , holiday stress , Keep What You've Earned , Principles of Resilience , self referral , Self-Care , stress , Trust.
Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Sign me up! Be there for Every Sailor, Every Day. Skip to content. The following list answers some frequently asked questions about self-referral. Does making a self-referral count as an ARI? Like this: Like Loading Leave a comment Posted in Behavioral Fitness , Every Sailor, Every Day Tagged alcohol , alcohol abuse prevention , alcohol awareness month , alcohol misuse , Behavioral Fitness , behavioral health , healthy behaviors , healthy lifestyles , security clearance , seeking help , self referral.
Seeking Help vs. Career Concerns Nuanez was concerned about how reaching out for help could affect her security clearance and ability to maintain her career in the intelligence community. Self-Referring for Alcohol Use The process of proactively seeking help for alcohol use issues in the Navy is called self-referral.
Leave a comment Posted in 1 Small ACT , Behavioral Fitness , Every Sailor, Every Day , Psychological Fitness , Suicide Prevention Tagged alcohol , alcohol abuse prevention , alcohol misuse , behavioral health , career concerns , Every Sailor, Every Day , mental health , readiness , security clearance , seeking help , self referral , suicide prevention , suicide prevention coordinator , work life balance. Holiday Festivities or Stressful Activities? Practice good self-care: Mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing and casserole, pie, pie and more pie.
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