LRADAC Earns Three-Year Accreditation from Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

June 1, 2021

Columbia, SC — CARF International has announced that LRADAC, the Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, has been accredited for a period of three years for its full offering of inpatient and outpatient substance misuse treatment programs including detoxification and prevention services. In addition, LRADAC also received another “no recommendations” for improvement notation— an accomplishment achieved by only 3 percent of CARF surveys. The latest accreditation is the second consecutive three-year accreditation with no recommendations that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to LRADAC in the last six years.

“An organization receiving a three-year accreditation puts itself through a rigorous peer-review process, demonstrating to a team of surveyors a commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality,” said Gayle Aycock, President and CEO of LRADAC. “This accreditation represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization like ours and this honor speaks to the quality of LRADAC’s programs and services and our staff’s unwavering commitment to our patients and the communities we serve.”

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at

For more information on LRADAC’s programs and services, visit or call 803-726-9300.

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.