Breaking Down Barriers to Treatment: LRADAC Foundation’s Commitment to National Recovery Month
September is a significant month for raising awareness about the importance of treatment for substance use disorders and celebrating the successes of those in recovery. The LRADAC Foundation is dedicated to providing access to treatment for alcohol and drug misuse to the community, especially during this critical time. However, we cannot achieve this mission alone. Our community’s support is vital for us to keep providing access to treatment for those in need.
One of the ways the LRADAC Foundation is raising awareness is through a substance-free concert. The proceeds from this concert helps support individuals in financial distress to fully participate in recovery services for themselves and their families. This event also helps raise awareness about the power and healing of recovery from substance misuse.
Recovery Assistance Fund
Once a person decides to seek help, the cost of services becomes the primary barrier to participating in treatment. Thankfully, LRADAC does not turn patients away because of an inability to pay for services. Because of charitable contributions to the LRADAC Foundation, individuals and families without insurance or those facing financial hardships can apply for financial assistance that can help pay for assessments, treatment and other programs. Through treatment, we know that recovery is possible and families can heal.
I lost my job, wife and daughter to an alcohol use disorder. My alcohol use started casually but, as my workload increased, so did the drinking. After losing my job and being kicked out of the house, I knew I needed help. With no income, I didn’t know where to turn. Fortunately, I still received help because of recovery assistance provided for people like me who are uninsured or facing financial hardship. At LRADAC, I received the support and services I needed. I am now living in recovery, have a job and working to regain visitation with my daughter.
Becoming addicted to drugs wasn’t something I had ever imagined for myself. The feeling the drugs gave me wasn’t something I ever expected to fall in love with. After several setbacks and becoming pregnant, I knew I needed help. Everyone deserves a safe place to heal and the M.O.M.S. program, at LRADAC, allowed me to do that. My counselors helped educate me about the harm I was causing to myself and to my unborn child. They never judged me and they believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. LRADAC provided the positive peer support I needed to break the cycle of making unhealthy decisions for myself and my baby.
My addiction destroyed all of the relationships in my life, except for one. My mother stood by my side through the ups and downs and my recovery has brought us closer than ever before. Recovery doesn’t happen overnight but having guidance from LRADAC’s Adult Outpatient Program made my journey bearable. My mother even received the support she desperately needed through LRADAC’s Family Services. I have a hard time putting my gratitude into words, but I want you to know that your generosity is deeply appreciated.
"I was going through a really rough time. Outpatient treatment helped me manage my situation while staying substance-free ."
"It was a good thing to know other that people are struggling with some of the same things and they know what you are going through."
"My counselor was awesome. Since leaving treatment, I am going back to school, working as much as I can, and doing really great ."
Scholarship Recipient Quotes
Foundation Board Members
Leslie Maley (Chair)
Central Electric Power Cooperative Inc.
John Brunty (Vice Chair)
Kim Fain (Treasurer)
South State Bank
Tanya Gary (Secretary)
Fresh Pantry, LLC
Lexington Medical Center
Amanda Stevenson Grover
Aflac Insurance Group
LRADAC Board Liaison
Security Management of SC