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Substance Abuse Combat Center (SACC)

Your Behavioral Health Branch is available to you by phone and email during the current COVID-19 pandemic office closures. Our staff is currently working offsite to comply with OPM Max-telework requirements. Our work numbers are forwarded to us while we are teleworking so you can contact Behavioral Health staff directly.

You can reach us at the following phone numbers:
Behavioral Health Branch main number: 703-614-7204
Family Advocacy Program: 703-614-7204
24/7 Victim Advocate Hotline: 202-439-6038.
New Parent Support Program: 703-614-7208/703-693-1160
Substance Abuse Program: 703-614-8961
Community Counseling: 703-697-8746

Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC) services: The MFLC is now available via phone at 703-414-9885 for telehealth counseling services. Virtual classes will also be available via the ZOOM platform. Please contact your MFLC at 703-414-9885 to request services or to arrange a virtual class. Please see attached list of available MFLC classes.

Please contact the Behavioral Health Branch Manager at 703-693-0643 or 571-205-5095 if you have questions about available resources or have difficulty reaching a provider.

Additional Telehealth resources are available through Military One Source at 1-800-342-9647 or

Marine & Family Program (MFP) office is available Monday – Friday only by phone or email. MFP Center is closed until further notice with all staff at 100% Telework.

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Our Commandant wants Marines to “Protect What You’ve Earned” Period! SACC helps Marines “Protect What You’ve Earned” by executing smartly and moving forward in your career. To make that happen, SACC conducts an aggressive outreach and prevention program that includes tailored training based on assessment of each individual command's needs. Interventions include provision of the Prime For Life 4.5 and 16-hour curriculums. SACC also supports the CMC-directed Unit Marine Awareness & Prevention Integrated Training (UMAPIT) annual required training. Should you desire to become a "part of the solution" by scheduling SACC to come out and give a presentation to your Marines and assigned Sailors, please call (703) 614-8961.

Substance Abuse Combat Center Henderson Hall (SACC HH) has a mission of helping Henderson Hall Marines and assigned Sailors “Protect What You’ve Earned” by reducing substance abuse related incidents. The intent is to enhance operational readiness through development and deployment of responsive, hard-hitting, cooperative prevention and education strategies. This is accompanied by use of effective treatment modalities within a compassionate environment that emphasizes individual worth. SACC HH emphasizes prevention through use of unit outreach and training. SACC also provides screenings & assessment, outpatient substance abuse treatment, referrals, and aftercare facilitation.

SACC Henderson Hall's commitment to our Commandant's goal of Marines “Protecting What You’ve Earned” and zero tolerance for substance abuse's destructive aspects is exemplified in our employment of a unique "SATURATION 4 THE DURATION” prevention and outreach strategy. It is further supplemented by the use of effective intervention modalities within a therapeutic framework-with special emphasis on self-worth and personal growth.

SACC remains cognizant always of the underlying leadership challenges posed by substance abuse. Accordingly, SACC facilitates unit commanders' implementation of a three-pronged strategy of DETERRENCE, PREVENTION, and INTERVENTION that incorporates

  • Detection
  • Outreach, education and ongoing "saturation" training
  • Timely low-level intervention
  • Appropriate discipline
  • Necessary referrals
  • Screenings, assessments, and placement
  • Effective treatment-at various stages in a continuum
  • Restoration to full duty or separation
  • Recovery-managed through a one-year program of unit-monitored aftercare

SACC also supports family members over 18 and to the extent feasible.

Substance Abuse Combat Team

SACC helps you “Protect What You’ve Earned” through use of a dedicated team of licensed and certified substance abuse professionals. In support of this effort, SACC has two counselors and one Drug Demand Reduction Coordinator, in addition to working closely with the individual unit SACOs and other leadership personnel.


Substance Abuse Control Officer (SACO) Course. SACC offers the SACO course quarterly, or as needed to assist unit substance abuse "duty experts" in completing this required training within the HQMC-specified 90-day period. SACC offers it to newly appointed SACOs, Substance Abuse Control Specialists, and Urinalysis Program Coordinators.

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