The drug testing lobby is open to walk-ins 8am-4:30pm Monday – Thursday.
The hotline remains operational with random testing 7 days per week.

We continue to provide all of our treatment services through Telehealth and we are accepting new admissions into our treatment programs.

Please do not hesitate to call us for assistance at 772-770-4811

Hotline

Check today’s Hotline Numbers for the 19th Judicial Circuit. The Hotline phone number is 772-770-4643.

Drug-Free Workplace

The financial benefit to you of becoming a Drug-Free Workplace is that stopping substance abuse in the workplace is linked to reduced theft, fewer accidents, and increased productivity and profits.
And, you will receive a five percent reduction in your workman’s compensation insurance premium.

Recovery Assistance Program

The Recovery Assistance Program is dedicated to providing men & women with a sober living environment structured to facilitate their transition into both the recovering community and society. The goal for our program is to provide a safe, clean, and supportive recovery environment with services that help nurture the development of a healthy recovering support system. While providing structure and support, we also guide our residents in developing the necessary tools that eventually lead them to live in recovery on their own.

Outpatient Treatment

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.

Day Treatment

The Substance Awareness Center of Indian River County (SAC) is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to provide Day/Night Treatment services for individuals with substance use conditions. The Day Treatment program serves adults with substance use and co-occurring psychiatric and substance use conditions, along with their families as identified.

A COVID-19 update for clients, employees, and community members of Indian River County

SAC believes we all have a responsibility to follow the recommendations and intent of the public health officials. In an effort to be responsible to our community and the clients we serve, SAC is making a proactive effort to protect all people who have contact with the agency and, in turn, the community. The CDC mitigation strategy includes an emphasis on community organizations protecting persons at risk of severe illness. We realize that the clients we serve may have increased risk of COVID-19 and its more serious complication, as such, we have implemented several changes regarding the way we provide services and conduct daily business. All face to face treatment sessions have been suspended; our counselors have geared up to provide sessions telephonically and equip our clients with multiple resources and platforms for support. We will ramp up the use of our peers for recovery support services. The residents that live in our homes have been given guidance to eliminate non-essential public/social contact, but will be receiving support and assignments to keep them engaged in their path to recovery during this time. Our school based prevention team will work with the district to continue the important social, emotional, learning curriculum we provide with LifeSkills Training and Ericka’s Lighthouse. We are encouraging employees to stay home if they don’t feel well or have a fever. Finally, cleaning and disinfecting procedures have been ramped up in the office and in the homes. We encourage everyone to do their part to follow recommended protocols, practice social distancing, limiting exposure in public places, and limit gatherings to 10 or less. If we all do our part now, we can hopefully get back to business as usual as quickly as possible. Together we will get through this epidemic, and we will learn wonderful lessons about ourselves, our community, and our humanity. The office is closed to walk-ins but will remain staffed to answer calls 8am-4pm Monday – Thursday; please do not hesitate to call us for assistance.

Be well,
Carrie Lester
Executive Director

Leading the Community Toward a Substance ​Abuse-Free Lifestyle

Our Mission:
To reduce the impact of substance misuse and other behavioral health disorder in Indian River County, through prevention, education, treatment, and recovery support.

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).

  • Substance-abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery support.
  • Evidence-based prevention curricula for youth.
  • Affordable substance abuse counseling, accommodating individual needs.
  • Affordable transitional living, treatment, and recovery support for women.
  • Court approved drug testing service.

Indian River Schools see a significant reduction in substance use!

​Indian River County, Florida, is devoted to providing adolescents and teens with the tools and skills needed to build confidence, courage, self-esteem, and to successfully handle challenging situations. They have implemented the Botvin LifeSkills® Training (LST) program in a comprehensive, community-wide effort to reduce the likelihood of teen use throughout their community. In doing so, the County has demonstrated its commitment to reducing the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance use and other risky behavior.

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Hotline

Hotline

Check today’s Hotline Numbers for the 19th Judicial Circuit. The Hotline phone number is 772-770-4643.

read more
Drug-Free Workplace

Drug-Free Workplace

The financial benefit to you of becoming a Drug-Free Workplace is that stopping substance abuse in the workplace is linked to reduced theft, fewer accidents, and increased productivity and profits.
And, you will receive a five percent reduction in your workman’s compensation insurance premium.

read more
Recovery Assistance Program

Recovery Assistance Program

The Recovery Assistance Program is dedicated to providing men & women with a sober living environment structured to facilitate their transition into both the recovering community and society. The goal for our program is to provide a safe, clean, and supportive recovery environment with services that help nurture the development of a healthy recovering support system. While providing structure and support, we also guide our residents in developing the necessary tools that eventually lead them to live in recovery on their own.

read more
Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient Treatment

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.

read more
Day Treatment

Day Treatment

The Substance Awareness Center of Indian River County (SAC) is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to provide Day/Night Treatment services for individuals with substance use conditions. The Day Treatment program serves adults with substance use and co-occurring psychiatric and substance use conditions, along with their families as identified.

read more