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.

Prime 4 Life class/SACO course dates for Calendar Year (CY) 2017

January
Prime for Life class 3-4
Substance Abuse Control Officer course 23-26

February
Prime for Life class 7-8

March
Prime for Life class 7-8

April
Prime for Life class 4-5

May
Prime for Life class 2-3
Substance Abuse Control Officer course 15-18

June
Prime for Life class 6-7

July
Prime for Life class 11-12

August
Prime for Life class 1-2

September
Prime for Life class 12-13
Substance Abuse Control Officer course 18-21

October
Prime for Life class 3-4

November
Prime for Life class 7-8

December
Prime for Life class 5-6

PREVENTION SERVICES
Command assistance with prevention program design & implementation

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

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
LMHC, CASAC, CADC II
Alcohol Abuse Prevention Specialist
(619) 524-8634

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

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

Douglas Flowers
LCSW, ADC II, CPS
Counselor
(619) 524-1832