Substance Abuse Counseling Center

Prevention, Education and Counseling Bldg. 7260 
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
(229) 639-7941 for more information

Alcohol and drug abuse is often associated with distress, and often linked to a wide array of other problems that degrade mission effectiveness and personal quality of life. People undergoing stressful life events may turn to alcohol to help alleviate their distress and cope with problems.  While the Marine Corps and Navy maintain a 'zero tolerance' policy for drug use, leaders should make every reasonable effort to retain Marines and Sailors when problems with alcohol or drugs surface, and help them return to full productivity and a healthy lifestyle.

Marine Corps Substance Abuse Counseling Center (SACC) operates under the following military directives: SECNAVINST 5300.28E, OPNAVINST 5350.4D, and MCO 5300.17.

MCLB Albany Substance Abuse Counseling Center (SACC)  has been awarded the highest level of accreditation by CARF International for Assessment and Referral: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addiction (Adults) and Prevention: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults) August 2016.  This 3 year accreditation is valid through August 2019.

Mission

The SACC exists to provide treatment services to restore and return active duty Marines and Sailors to their units so they can perform in a way that reflects favorably on the Marine Corps, the Marine’s unit, and the individual Marine, and more critically, allows the Marine to continue to be a productive and efficient.  SACC’s primary mission is to combat alcohol and drug abuse through awareness, prevention, and treatment to eligible personnel and the organization’s services are intended to prevent the recurrence of further substance abuse.

Accreditation

MCLB Albany’s Substance Abuse Counseling Center has been awarded the highest level of accreditation by CARF International for Assessment and Referral: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adult) and Prevention: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addiction (Adults).

CARF accreditation is a public seal of trust and commitment to quality based on internationally accepted standards. Achieving this accreditation demonstrates MCLB Albany’s Substance Abuse Counseling Center’s commitment to exceptional, personalized care. An organization receiving the highest level of CARF accreditation has undergone a detailed peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors, during an on-site visit, its commitment to providing programs and services of the highest quality. For more information on CARF, visit
www.carf.org.