The Substance Awareness Center of Indian River County (SAC) is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to provide outpatient treatment services for individuals with substance use disorders. The outpatient program is designed to meet the needs of adults with substance use and co-occurring psychiatric and substance use conditions, along with their families as identified. SAC does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, religious or cultural background, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or psychological disability. Priority for treatment includes pregnant women, individuals involved in the child welfare system, and IV drug users.
Program Fees: The program fees are based on a sliding fee scale which is structured by the Federal Poverty Guidelines. All programs are dependent upon funding. Reduced funding may result in an increase in fees charged to the client or in a reduction in the number of persons served.
Program Location and Hours: The program is located at the SAC Office; 1507 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960. The program operates five days per week from the hours of 8:00 am – 8:30 pm Monday-Thursday, and 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Friday. Individual sessions are scheduled during these hours, at a minimum of once a month. Group sessions are assigned at a minimum of once a week and offered mornings, afternoons, and evenings.
Services include individual, group, and family counseling, as well as substance abuse education, with strategies for avoiding substance abuse or relapse, health problems related to substance abuse, and motivational enhancement strategies for achieving a substance-free lifestyle. Peer support is used to help orient, engage, and retain clients in treatment. The outpatient treatment program includes assessment, individual, family, and group counseling sessions. Case management in the form of linkage and referral is provided. Individual sessions are usually 60 minutes in duration and group sessions are 90 minutes.
The clinical staff is comprised of Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Certified Addiction Professionals, and a Qualified Licensed Mental Health Counselor Supervisor. One LMHC is trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, an evidence-based intervention for clients who have experienced trauma. A Peer Support Specialist is responsible for orienting persons served to the program and assisting them in the coordination of services.
SAC provides services that are based on accepted evidenced-based practice. Treatment interventions are used to increase the strengths and resources of each person’s individual and unique needs. The program empowers individuals to build skills needed to begin the recovery process. Services are recovery-focused and based on person-centered planning and client-directed outcomes. The program addresses recovery in the following dimensions of wellness: emotional, environmental, financial, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual. Psychiatric services, as well as Medication Assisted Treatment, are provided through referral.