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.