Our Mission

SERAC is one of five Regional Behavioral Health Action Organizations funded through the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.  SERAC was originally created by the Connecticut Legislature in 1989 to help communities address the problems of substance abuse and addiction on a local level. Today we cover 39 towns across New London and Windham County to assist in the coordination of prevention resources for substance abuse and problem gambling disorders and the promotion of mental health.

We are a regional, community-based, nonprofit organization. Our membership includes community leaders, professionals, parents, youth and other concerned citizens interested in developing and carrying out strategies to reduce and prevent addiction and to support the recovery of individuals affected by addiction. We focus on several areas of behavioral health including (not limited to) underage drinking, opioid abuse, problem gambling, and suicide prevention. We are not a direct service provider.

Our mission is to raise awareness, provide education, prevention and advocacy to youth, families and the entire community in order to reduce the impact of addiction and related risky behaviors.

SERAC works across the continuum of prevention, intervention, and treatment resources to coordinate access to information and guide local planning efforts through data driven and evidence based practice.

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