Development of ADAPT Level 1 Menu of Programs, Manual Refinement, and Beta-Testing

Partnership/Type: Air Force
Status: Completed Project

The main purpose of this collaboration between AFMOA personnel and researchers at the Clearinghouse was to evaluate Level 1 practices and generate evidence-based programs from Level 1 that were contextualized for Air Force. First, the Clearinghouse team conducted a review and initial assessment of the Level 1 treatment approach used by the Air Force. Then, the Clearinghouse team evaluated a total of 48 alcohol treatment programs. A Level 1 menu was generated through collaboration between the AFMOA ADAPT staff and the Clearinghouse teams. The programs on this menu were either evidence-based or evidence-informed, had been manualized, and aligned with the Institute of Medicine and/or Clearinghouse’s recommendations for evidence-based practices. Through this collaboration, three manuals were adapted for use by the Air Force’s ADAPT Level 1 treatment. Adaptations were deemed necessary in order to reflect an orientation toward Air Force personnel and Air Force regulations and included an exclusive emphasis on alcohol use disorder. Then webinar trainings were conducted followed by feedback webinars that lead to the development of enhancement process.