Our mission at the SACC is to provide timely, consistent and effective care for active duty military members with substance misuse or abuse related problems which interfere with occupational and interpersonal functioning.
We strive to promote and maintain the operational readiness of forces aboard Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station. SACC services across New River Air Station and Camp Lejeune will be consistent under the MCCS Lejeune-New River Substance Abuse Program.
Our staff are experts in the field of addictions and include a licensed psychologist, licensed clinical social workers, licensed mental health and professional counselors and certified substance abuse counselors. We work collaboratively with unit Substance Abuse Control Officers (SACO) to assist military members in accessing appropriate services. We provide intake screening and assessment, early intervention and education, out-patient and intensive out-patient program and care coordination services for substance misuse problems and screening for problem gambling
Active duty Marines and Sailors
Individuals with mild to moderate substance abuse disorders
Referrals from other service providers
Dependents and Retirees on a space available basis
Professional Military Education (PME) may be provided to all interested units desiring to augment or fulfill unit training requirements in areas of substance abuse. The areas for training include: Illegal/Illicit drugs, prescription medication abuse, and Over-The-Counter (OTC) medication abuse. The training can be tailored to suit the audience. Senior leadership training and junior enlisted training is available. Anyone interested in having a class, please contact the DDR Team, 910.451.2865.
This management training session is for newly appointed Substance Abuse Control Officers (SACO) and Substance Abuse Control Specialists. Through this curriculum, SACOs and SACS are trained as mandated by MCO 5300.17A on the disciplines of their duties. As a result of completion of the education, needs assessment and unit annual prevention planning can be developed. The uniqueness of the curriculum is that it is simple and user-friendly enough to address various audiences and yet, it is comprehensive in its content.
This workshop is provided to designated Unit Substance Abuse Program Representatives; i.e. Urinalysis Coordinators, Substance Abuse Control Specialists (SACS), and Substance Abuse Control Officers (SACOs). This workshop provides them with the knowledge of the correct procedures required to collect, package, and ship urine specimens to the appropriate Navy Drug Screening Laboratory. Course materials are provided and mandatory testing is required for certification. Please contact the DDR Team, 910.451.2865.
On Thursday, February 7, 1985, Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, 37, stashed his
badge and his service revolver in his desk drawer and headed for lunch
with his wife, Mika. Kiki, a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent,
had been on the trail of Mexico’s marijuana and cocaine barons. He was
due to be reassigned in three weeks, having come dangerously close to
unlocking a multi-billion dollar drug pipeline, which he suspected extended
into the highest reaches of the Mexican army, police, and government.
According to the DEA’s reconstruction of events, as he headed to lunch five men appeared at the agent’s side and shoved him into a car. That was the last time anyone, but his kidnappers would see him alive. Kiki Camarena’s body was found one month later in a shallow grave, 70 miles from Michoacán, Mexico. He had been tortured, beaten, and brutally murdered. Mika would have to tell her three sons that their daddy would not be coming home again.
As news of this atrocity began to appear in newspapers, radio, and television broadcasts, many school parent associations, already angry and sick of the killing and destruction caused by alcohol and other drugs in America, were looking about for some way to proclaim their concerns and to make a demand for action in local communities. Several of these groups banded together and select a Red Ribbon as their symbol, and set about creating a Red Ribbon Campaign to show intolerance for drugs in our schools, our work places, and our communities.
In 1988, with Nancy Reagan as Honorary Chairman, an eight-day Red Ribbon Week was proclaimed by the Congress of the United States. Each year since 1988 the Red Ribbon Campaign has grown and now impacts millions of Americans like no other drug prevention movement in history. In schools in particular, when everyone is wearing a Red Ribbon, this little piece of satin carries the message that it is OK TO SAY NO!
Prime for Life (PFL) 4.5 is a half-day, evidence-based substance abuse prevention/education course designed for Marines who may have increased risk for problems associated with alcohol use and to enhance motivation for behavioral change around the use of alcohol and drugs.
This curriculum enables Commanding Officers to employ interactive substance abuse training at the unit level with certified PFL trainers from the Substance Abuse Program.
Please contact the Substance Abuse Program or your unit SACO for more information regarding this course. Unit SACOs or commanders may request this course at 910.451.2865.
PRIME FOR LIFE 16 Hours is designed for Marines who are actively making high risk choices in their alcohol or substance use and have been assessed by the Substance Abuse Counseling Center (SACC) as a result of an alcohol related incident (ARI), command referral, or self-referral, and in need of education. This 2 day course may also be used as a treatment readiness tool for individuals referred to out-patient services at the SACC.
The drug demand reduction and prevention programs offer outreach and education tailored to meet the needs of individual commands. Commanders concerned about their Marines increased substance misuse behaviors and trends are encouraged to request this course at 910.451.2865.