June 1, 2017

The word assessment may seem intimidating to many people.  It is a very clinical term that really just means we are getting to know a new client better so we can help them, and it is the first step towards getting help with alcohol or drug misuse.  For most people, taking this first step comes with feeling a variety of emotions and anxiety about what lies ahead; but, one thing is for sure – it shows their courage and an inner-strength.

During an assessment, a licensed clinical counselor will ask questions to get to know the client better.  We know that each person’s life and circumstances are unique, so it is important to have a tailored treatment plan that best suits the person’s needs.  After an assessment, the client and counselor work together to form a unique treatment plan that may include a variety of treatment opportunities.  For example, individual counseling, group counseling, family counseling, detox, and medication assisted treatment are just a few of the services we offer.

To better meet the need for services in the Midlands, LRADAC recently created the Assessment Center, which means counselors are available during business hours to assess anyone who comes in for services.  No appointment is necessary.

You can read more about what to expect here:

LRADAC is the designated alcohol abuse and drug abuse authority for Lexington and Richland Counties of South Carolina. The public, not-for-profit agency offers a wide array of prevention, intervention and treatment programs in locations convenient to residents of both counties. The agency has a budget of approximately $10 million and serves more than 5,000 clients per year.