About us

Morgan County Substance Abuse Council is driven by the desire to see positive change happen within our community. MCSAC provides free programming and skills training to people of all ages throughout the county in an effort to reduce the incidence and prevalence of substance misuse by adults and youth.  

In addition to offering programs such as LifeSkills Training, Positive Action and SOS Success Over Stress, we hold monthly Community Conversations where community members work together to implement solutions to the issues faced by the county.

MCSAC recognizes that substance misuse overlaps many areas of concern.  To address issues such as mental and emotional wellness, suicide, and human trafficking, MCSAC offers education and resources to Morgan County residents throughout the year. MCSAC is a connecting agent to other organizations in and around the community. 

As the Local Coordinating Council appointed by the governor of Indiana, MCSAC also has the honor of awarding grants to local community organizations that are working hard to combat substance misuse in Morgan County. Grants are awarded in three distinct sectors: prevention, treatment, and criminal justice.  These funds are collected through Countermeasure Fees that are ordered and collected by the court system. Countermeasure fees can be ordered against any person who is charged and found guilty of a drug or alcohol offense.

More about MCSAC programs.

  • LifeSkills Training is an evidence based program that teaches youth the skills they need to resist peer pressure and learn healthy coping skills. MCSAC will cover all costs of LifeSkills Training for any Morgan County school system for FREE and the program meets the Indiana state standards to be taught during the school day in any elementary, middle, or high school.
  • Success Over Stress is an evidence based 1 day program that is designed for workplaces and adults to complete during a lunch hour or company training day. This program focuses on effectively recognizing what causes individual stress and how to manage those stressors in a positive way.
  • Say It Straight is an evidence based assertive speaking program, teaching participants how to speak up for themselves and those around them.
  • Positive Action is an educational program that promotes a fundamental interest in learning and encourages cooperation among students. It works by teaching and reinforcing the intuitive philosophy that you feel good about yourself when you do positive actions.
  • Be the Majority! is a social norms campaign designed to address the misconception that all youth are using alcohol, tobacco, and other substances. According to Indiana Youth Survey data, 7 out of 10 Morgan County teens choose not to use these harmful substances.