Marine Corps Community Services | MCRD San Diego
Substance Abuse Counseling Center2018-11-15T15:08:47+00:00

The Substance Abuse Counseling Center provides education, outreach services and counseling for personnel aboard the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. Our services are dedicated toward awareness; prevention and providing direct care for those in need. Eligible personnel are active duty and/or their families, retirees and their families, and civilian government employees. Our services are provided in a confidential setting and referrals can be made upon request. Our goal is to provide the best quality care in the most efficient manner. If you need help or know someone who does, please feel free to contact us.

SERVICES AVAILABLE
Each client is provided with an assessment, diagnosis if warranted, and a treatment plan. This is completed through the initial screening and interview. All clients are referred to services accordingly. Individual treatment will vary. Outpatient treatment may include education/skill training, therapy groups, and 12 step support meetings. Referral to residential treatment may be necessary depending on the severity of the illness.

Following a successful course of treatment aftercare group participation may be appropriate. This component provides the client with a more stable foundation for continued abstinence should that be the need. Treatment plans are individually set. Drug prevention services are provided to all active duty military, retirees and civilians working aboard the Depot and their dependents.

Pro-active drug prevention services are disseminated through group presentations, workshops, and briefings to all commands located at MCRD San Diego and the surrounding communities. All classes are subject to change. Please contact us for updates.

PRIME FOR LIFE
PRIME For Life is a course put into effect USMC wide to take the place of IMPACT, and is taught in a 16-hour format. It is designed to challenge common beliefs and attitudes that directly contribute to high-risk alcohol and drug use. The program goals are to reduce the risk for health problems and impairment problems. PRIME For Life is prevention of any type of alcohol or drug problem. This includes prevention of health problems such as alcoholism, or impairment problems such as car crashes or fights. Emphasis is on knowing and understanding risks one cannot change and reducing risks one can change. Participants use workbooks throughout the course to complete a number of individual and group activities. Material is presented using a DVD platform with animation, full-motion video clips, and audio clips to enhance the learning experience.

PREVENTION SERVICES
Command assistance with prevention program design & implementation

  • Individual Consultation
  • Command/Unit Needs Assessment Services
  • Family Drug Prevention Consultation

Class Schedule for 2018

Individual must be screened at MCRD SACC in order to attend PRIME FOR LIFE course.

PRIME FOR LIFE

  • December 4-5, 2018

SACO COURSE

  • December 11-14, 2018

Outpatient Treatment (OP)

  • November 19, 26;
  • December 3, 10;

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)

  • November 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
  • December 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20

Class Schedule for 2019

Individual must be screened at MCRD SACC in order to attend PRIME FOR LIFE course.

PRIME FOR LIFE

  • January 8-9
  • February 5-6
  • March 5-6
  • April 2-3
  • May 7-8
  • June 4-5
  • July 9-10
  • August 6-7
  • September 10-11
  • October 1-2
  • November 5-6
  • December 3-4

SACO COURSE

  • February 4-8
  • May 6-10
  • August 19-23
  • December 9-13

Outpatient Treatment (OP)
(6 Weeks – Every Monday)
0800-1100

  • January 7, 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11
  • March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8
  • May 6, 13, 20, 27; June 3, 10
  • July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5,
  • September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14
  • November 4, 18, 25, December 2, 9, 16

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)
(6 Weeks – Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)
0800-1100

  • January 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, February 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14
  • March 5, 6, 7, 1, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, April 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
  • May 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, June 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13
  • July 8, 9. 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 19, 30, 31, August 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15
  • September, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, October 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17
  • November 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19. 20, 21, December 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19

Substance Abuse Counseling Center
4025 Tripoli Avenue, Building 14
San Diego, CA 92140

Hours
Monday – Friday
0730 – 1600

Grace N. Berke-Montgomery
LMFT, ADC II
Director
(619) 524-1912

Antoniella Del Vecchio
LPCC, LMHC, CADC II
Counselor
(619) 524-1837

Alex Dixon
LMFT, ADC II
Counselor
(619) 524-1832

Sherise N. Stark
LCSW
Counselor
(619) 524-1835

Mindy E. Martini
Drug Demand Reduction Coordinator
(619) 524-4793

Brian Hallberg
Alcohol Abuse Prevention Specialist
(619) 524-8634

Theaodis V. Sigmon
Drug Testing Program Administrator/
Drug Program Coordinator/
Administrative Specialist
(619) 524-1836

Service Philosophy

Marine & Family Programs’ goal is a foundation of readiness and resiliency. We reinforce that foundation with personalized service, and an innovative approach.

We hold as our guiding principles, that:
• We Do the Right Thing
• Our Mission is You
• There is No Wrong Door

Mission: To provide tools and resources which promote a ready and resilient Marine Corps Recruit Depot

Vision: To enrich lives through a comprehensive array of innovative programs and services