Substance Awareness Center earns 3-year CARF accreditation

CARF International announced that Substance Awareness Center (SAC) has been accredited for a period of three years for its Day Treatment, Outpatient Treatment, and Prevention programs. This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to Substance Awareness Center.

CARF acknowledged the Substance Awareness Center’s “Exemplary” conformance to the prevention standards through their outstanding results and innovative benefit to the field.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

Substance Awareness Center is a non-profit organization with offices at 1507 20th St., Vero Beach.

It has been providing services in Indian River County since 1990.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served.

Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at

For additional information, contact Substance Awareness Center at (772) 770-4811.

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