SCCSAC is one of the
state's 13 Regional Action Councils, grassroots organizations working
Connecticut's communities to prevent substance abuse and other addictions.
Because RACs are
locally-created and based, they provide the best "eyes and
ears" across the state when it comes to identifying local issues
related to addictions and then working with the entire community.
RACs were created by the
State Legislature in 1990 and have taken
the lead on programs to combat tobacco, alcohol, drug, and
gambling addiction across the state. They are funded in part by the
Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
our organizations are led by local educators, parents, business people,
social service providers, law enforcement officials, clergy, government
leaders, and youth, RACs are
responsive, focused and tailored to meet our community's specific needs.
All RAC Directors are
required to be certified as Prevention Professionals. RACs are
highly effective, community-based partnerships with a proven track
record of success and programs that are recognized on a national level!