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Welcome to the Middlesex County Substance Abuse Action Council
MCSAAC works to reduce substance abuse in Middlesex County. By coordinating grassroots, community activities, we’ve been able to reduce the negative impact of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs on our population, along with prescription drug abuse and addictive gambling. The health of children and young adults is our primary focus.
MCSAAC is a prevention organization. Our intent is to delay—or completely prevent—the use of addictive substances before they become a medical problem. MCSAAC staff provides technical assistance and financial support to eleven Local Prevention Councils and school-based youth groups. Educational programs operate at the grassroots level for maximum impact. Environmental programs include counter-marketing and collaboration with businesses to help stop underage and irresponsible drinking, and the sale of tobacco to youth. An “asset building” approach guides MCSAAC as it works with communities to develop new opportunities for teenagers to work, play, and contribute to their towns as healthy, valued citizens.