Our mission is to reduce the impact of substance misuse and behavioral health disorders in Indian River County through prevention, education, treatment, and recovery support.

About the Substance Awareness Center in Indian River County

A resource for information and referral, and has expanded the services offered as the community need has increased.

Board of Directors, 2023-24 of the Substance Awareness Center of IRC! We are here to help you in any way possible.

We have embraced two positions, Prevention Works! and Recovery Works!

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organizations substantial conformance to the CARF standards.

Organizational and competitive strategies are the basis for our marketing strategy and the ongoing marketing planning.

A special thank you to our generous supporters for helping us to better the lives of people in our community that need help.

A special thank you to our generous supporters for helping us to better the lives of people in our community that need help.

Our programs hold CARF and FARR accreditations.

What Makes Us Different?

The Substance Awareness Center of Indian River County, established in 1989, is focused on two initiatives; substance abuse prevention and substance abuse recovery. These two initiatives are the basis for the programs we offer. SAC is also the fiscal agent for, and lead agency of, the Substance Abuse Free Indian River Coalition (SAFIR), our community’s substance abuse prevention coalition.

Programs To Help

Substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery support.

Certified Experience

Evidence-based prevention curricula for youth.

We Work With You

Affordable substance abuse counseling, accommodating individual needs multiple levels of care.

Helping You In Need

Affordable recovery support services including safe supportive housing.

Total Privacy

Drug testing services that maintain sample integrity while maintaining an individual’s dignity.

Contact Us

We are here to help you. Reach out to us anytime and let us offer you the help you need to change your life.

SAC prohibits discrimination against its consumers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, status as a Vietnam era veteran.

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You taught me there is HOPE even in the darkest of places and that change never comes easy.

I have high hopes for my future and the possibilities for me are now endless. It was all given to me through the love of the people running and involved in this program

You gave me hope. I have been terrified to live on probation with no place to go and no family.

Thank you for caring. (Peer Program)

Thank you both! I need this program so that I can live again. (Peer Program)

Happy to be alive today and very thankful for you both! Thank you! (Peer Program)

A real thank you to the instructors. There is a lot of value to what you are saying. I am LISTENING. (Peer Program)

I appreciate you taking the time to help me. My addiction is more complicated than I thought. (Peer Program)

I am grateful that you bring this program into the jail. (Peer Program)

I’ve learned how to become assertive and set boundaries with the outpatient program they offer.

I cannot say enough about the MAP Program. It has saved my life. I could not find a way to stay sober and the MAP Program has taught me how to do that, because of the program I have 7 months sober.

SAC has helped me to become the independent person I’ve always wanted to be. They’ve pushed me passed my limits to make me a better person. They’ve also shown me that they care like no other.

My gratitude has never been greater than this moment as I reflect on the SAC/WRAP program’s impact on my life and the professionalism of staff and their genuine care for participants and their safety (Recovery Assistance Program).

Words cannot express how thankful I am for each one of you. It’s no secret that, at times, my anxiety gets the best of me. You 3 have seen the extent of my anxiety when I first began testing and a couple more times after.

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