Founded in 1992 as the Meriden
and Wallingford Substance Abuse Council (MAWSAC) the independent, non
profit 501(c)3 organization expanded in 2010 to encompass nine towns in
south central CT and was renamed SCCSAC, the South Central CT Substance
Abuse Council. The Council belongs to a statewide system of
public/private partnerships known as Regional Action Councils (RAC).
RACs are chartered by the CT
Legislature to identify local needs and service gaps for substance abuse
and other addictive behaviors. Local efforts focus on training and
prevention activities and the promotion of collaborative efforts to
bring evidence-based, best practice programs to the region.