Our mission is to provide timely and effective substance
use prevention, education, and counseling services
to active duty service members and their families.

Getting Started

We welcome walk-ins, self-referrals, command referrals, medical referrals and behavioral health referrals.

To schedule an initial appointment, please call (760) 725-5538 or (760) 725-5539.

All services begin with a meeting between you and one of our expert counselors. During this initial meeting, you and your counselor will discuss your unique history, strengths, needs, and challenges. From there, you and your counselor will agree to a plan that addresses your specific needs. This plan may include:

  • Prevention & education
  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Medical consultation
  • Referral and coordination with other behavioral health programs

Services

We provide a variety of evidence based and individualized services, including: education, care coordination, group therapy, individual and family support.

Effective counseling addresses the whole person and includes cognitive behavioral therapies, family support and coordination of care with medical personnel.

You and your counselor will address a wide variety of topics: relationships, stress management, emotional regulation, thinking patterns, as well as issues directly related to substance use.
Our Outpatient Program (OP) is designed for individuals who have a substance use disorder of mild severity. Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for individuals who have a substance use disorder of moderate severity.

After you complete OP or IOP, you will work with your counselor to create your long-term aftercare plan.

Higher Levels of Care

If you have developed a severe substance use disorder or have co-occurring mental health needs, SACC can facilitate placement in a more intensive outpatient or residential program. Your counselor will work with you and your command to coordinate an individualized transition plan.

Prevention Services

The SACC Prevention and Early Intervention program uses evidence based prevention strategies. Our prevention program focuses on preventing the onset and development of more significant substance- related problems.

Prime for Life

Prime for Life (PFL) 4.5:

PFL 4.5 is a half day, early intervention course offered by a certified prevention specialist. PFL 4.5 is a valuable tool for commanders to use with their units when there is concern about higher-risk substance misuse behaviors.

If you are concerned about your unit due to an increase in substance misuse behaviors and trends, then please contact us to schedule a class. We will come to you!

Prime for Life (PFL) 16 Hour:

PFL 16.0 is a two-day, 16-hour training course offered by our certified prevention specialists. If you have been involved in a DUI/DWI, alcohol-related incident, or have a more significant concern about a substance use, PFL will assist you in learning about the dangers and risks involved with alcohol misuse. PFL will also provide you with increased awareness and new skills for making lower risk decisions.

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