Brenda Monforti, QP, RCP
Director, NCNG SBIRT Voucher Program
The primary goal of this program is to provide no cost, confidential assistance to improve service member’s access to quality drug assessments in order to help military organizations determine fitness for duty and to coordinate the assessments and additional services as needed.
North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Honoring Their Service: A Report of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine Task Force on Behavioral Health Services for the Military and Their Families. Morrisville, NC: North Carolina Institute of Medicine; 2011
• Provides critical SBIRT consistent with parameters outlined in SAMHSA TIP 34 to specialized population of NCNG at risk for substance-related disorders (SAMHSA Strategic Initiative 3 and NC DHHS Excels Goal)
• Train specialized statewide network of culturally competent Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialists (LCAS) to conduct time-sensitive, standardized assessment using evidence-based tool, Addiction Severity Index (ASI)- MV. (ASI-MV provides thorough information across seven life domains: Medical; employment; alcohol; drug; legal; family/social; and psychological.)
Q: I need help with stopping use of substances. Can I request a no-cost voucher for myself?
A: YES: At any time you can Self-Refer and request a voucher! In fact, being proactive is commendable.
Q: I am a commander. Can I request a no-cost voucher for my soldiers/airmen?
A: YES: If you have a concern for a soldier/airman using alcohol or other substances, you can request a Command Directed voucher.
Q: I am going through the ADC process. Will I get a no-cost voucher to help me get the assessment I need?
A: YES: The Alcohol Drug Control Office (ADCO) will request a Mandatory voucher on your behalf.
Q: I have a family member I am concerned about. Can I request a no-cost voucher for them?
A: Not at this time although we are working on adding this benefit for your family members soon.
Q: I completed the assessment using a no-cost voucher and I have been recommended for Brief Interventions. Will I get continued support to allow me to receive these Brief Interventions?
A: YES: If your provider recommends you get follow-up Brief Interventions, a no-cost Brief Intervention voucher will be assigned so you can get those services at no cost too.