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For more information on any of these offerings, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 860-826-1358.

Addiction Recovery Forums 
SAAC assists in coordinating Addiction Recovery Forums for the communities we serve.  These forums are free, open to the public, and have a variety of speakers who share their stories of hope and recovery from a variety of addictions.  Additionally, recovery forums provide information on access to treatment options for individuals seeking recovery and 
their family members.

Alcohol Server Certification Training (TIPS)
Preventing Alcohol Tragedies Through Better Skills and Increased Confidence

SAAC offers the nationally recognized TIPS Alcohol Server Training which trains alcohol servers and retail alcohol establishments to assist them in identifying underage customers and provides knowledge they need to intervene when customers misuse alcohol.  This program is conducted in conjunction with local merchants and liquor control, and includes certification for TIPS trainers.  

For more information, click here.

Congregational Assistance Program (CAP)
Building Healing Support Teams for Faith-Community Members
SAAC’s Congregation Assistance Program brings prevention professionals together with members of faith communities to form partnerships for the support of parishoners challenged by addiction and mental health problems. CAP partnerships educate, support attitude change, identify community resources, encourage outreach, and empower community members to be sources of help within their congregations.

CAP assists in the development of a structured prevention and early intervention ministry within a congregation. Individuals from each participating congregation are aided in creating a core team and trained to be resources for the congregation and community on addiction and mental health issues. SAAC offers approximately 10 to15 hours of training and on-going consultation at no cost to ensure that teams function confidently and effectively.

Inhalant Abuse Awareness Training 
The most popular and inexpensive substances abused by youth today are inhalants. This training can be presented to adults or youth. It explains the dangers of inhalant abuse, more commonly known as "sniffing" or "huffing", identifies the common household products that can be abused in this way, including white out, air fresheners, spray paint, and glue and provides prevention tips. 

Medication Take Back Events 
SAAC assists in coordinating Medication Take Back Collection Days in the communities it serves for residents to bring their old, expired, or unused medications (both prescription and non-prescription) in to be safely disposed of.  Medication Take Backs are a valuable way for communities to both protect our environment and prevent the misuse and abuse of medications.

Prescription and Over the Counter Drug Abuse Awareness Training 
Prescription and over the counter drugs are abused by teens more than cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and methamphetamine combined. Most teens think that prescription drugs are safer than street drugs. They can be easily found in homes of family and friends and many parents are not aware of the dangers. 

This training provides participants information about the dangers of prescription and over the counter drug misuse and abuse, as well as tips for communicating with teens and how to prevent teen prescription and over the counter drug abuse.

Problem Gambling and Financial Literacy Program 
SAAC offers this curriculum to the communities we serve to educate and train high school and college students and young adults about the risks associated with problem gambling, viafinancial literacy education.  This is an interactive powerpoint presentation which can be tailored to meet the needs of each target audience. 

Risk Prevention Workshops for Parents & Families 
Research suggests that the most effective factor in preventing youth substance abuse is the involvement and awareness of a parent/guardian and family members. This training will help parents understand the impact of underage drinking, tobacco, and substance abuse on youth and teach them effective strategies for prevention. Parents will learn effective communication strategies; understand how to set clear rules and boundaries with their children related to the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; and gain confidence in knowing how to deal with substance abuse among their children.

Smoking Cessation Program 
Are you ready to quit smoking? Quitting smoking is the single most important step you can take to improve the length and quality of your life. To help adult smokers quit, SAAC offers American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® program. The program teaches the skills and techniques that have been proven to help smokers quit in a group setting. The program consists of an 8-session curriculum taught over 8 weeks by a trained facilitator. 

Youth & Adult Problem Gambling Awareness Training 
Gambling is prevalent and acceptable in our society, which makes it hard to identify problem gambling. Problem gambling leads to serious financial, social and family problems, and it often co-occurs with substance abuse and mental health disorders. This training creates awareness of gambling as a risky behavior, teaches how to reduce the risk of developing gambling problem and provides resources for seeking additional assistance.

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270 John Downey Drive
New Britain, CT 06051

  • 860.826.1358

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