Substance Abuse Counseling Center
The SACC provides services for addressing issues and concerns with alcohol and drug use, abuse and dependence. These services include prevention, education, screenings, and assessments. Prevention and education provides information on making healthy choices when using alcohol. Screenings and assessments are conducted addressing identified situations of concern so that the SACC is best able to assist Marines and Sailors with the appropriate care. All active duty and family members with concerns about alcohol and/or illicit substance usage, are welcomed to visit the SACC. Unit briefings are also available; presentations are tailored to meet the needs of the unit.
The SACC program provides the following services:
Prevention consists of the Drug Demand Reduction Program (DDRP) and the Alcohol Abuse Prevention Specialists (AAPS). Together, they address substance abuse issues throughout MCAS Miramar. They operate in tandem, assisting unit Substance Abuse Control Officer’s (SACO’s) and Alcohol Screening Program Coordinators (ASPC’s) with the Marine Corp’s urinalysis and breathalyzer programs. Services provided are as follows:
- Command Substance Abuse Prevention Planning
- Illicit Substance Abuse education
- Alcohol Abuse education
- Safety Stand Down periods of instruction
- Monthly substance abuse informational booths
- Collaborations with on-base and off-base community providers
- Prime for Life course of instruction
Prime for Life (4.5) is a 4 ½ hour risk reduction class. The first goal is to help each person served in reducing the risk for any type of alcohol or illicit substance issue. The second goal focuses on self-assessment; to help persons served understand and accept the need to make changes and protect according to identified values in their lives.
*Note – Individuals who have recently experienced a substance usage incident are not appropriate for this service.
Prime for Life 16.0 is an Early Intervention 16 hour educational course. Didactic sessions coupled with interactive group settings are utilized to assist persons served, in developing effective coping skills. The course is ideal for persons served who have experienced unhealthy decision making involving substance usage.
Outpatient / Intensive Outpatient
Outpatient Treatment (OP) is formally scheduled for two weeks while Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) is formally scheduled for four weeks. Both OP & IOP provide individualized care; length of stay is adjusted according to the needs of the person served. OP & IOP are formatted upon didactic sessions and therapeutic groups, purposed to support each person served in developing effective coping skills.
Residential Treatment is a scheduled 35 day treatment program provided by Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP), located at Navy Submarine Base Point Loma. SARP is a comprehensive treatment program; providing individual case management formatted care for patients who require intensive structure and supports.
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) Meetings are also offered on Mondays from 6:30pm-7:30pm in bldg. 2274.