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Prevention Programs

Prevention Programs

We’re working within Richland and Lexington counties to prevent substance misuse and its impact on our community. Below, you can find information about many of our prevention strategies and access literature about substance misuse and related issues.

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Methamphetamine Use Signs and Symptoms of

Methamphetamine Use Signs and Symptoms of

Methamphetamine, or “Meth,” is an illegal stimulant drug in the same class as cocaine and other street drugs.

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Treatment Services

Treatment Services

Your needs are unique and that is why our treatment programs are designed to meet you where you are. Together, we will develop a plan that best fits your needs. To help better serve you, please let us know in advance if you require accommodations. Select a category below to learn more.

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Improving lives, improving communities

Alcohol and drugs impact many people in different ways. We know that your needs are unique and that is why our treatment programs are designed to meet you where you are. Together, we will develop a plan that is best for you.


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Latest News

Sep 21 2022

Finding Hope in the Midst of Crisis

Hunter’s Story of Recovery This month’s blog features the recovery story of Hunter Welch, one of LRADAC’s Peer Support Specialists. We want to thank Hunter for his willingness to share his recovery...
Sep 15 2022

The LRADAC Foundation Invites You To Rock 4 Recovery

The LRADAC Foundation invites you to Rock 4 Recovery with Revisiting Creedence Friday, Sept. 23, at the Icehouse Amphitheatre. Presented by Dominion Energy, the annual substance-free rock concert...
988 Crisis Number
Jul 14 2022

New Crisis Number

A guest blog by Hailey Kanipe, MPH, CPS, Prevention Specialist
Rock 4 Recovery
Jun 13 2022

Revisiting Creedence to Headline Rock 4 Recovery Concert Presented by Dominion Energy

Columbia, SC — With a musical lineage tied to the very essence of traditional Southern folk, down home blues and legendary “swamp” rock, Revisiting Creedence will headline the LRADAC...
National Prevention Week
May 27 2022

An Ounce of Prevention

National Prevention Week May 8th-14th is SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week, a time to bring together communities and organizations to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention...
May 02 2022

LRADAC once again named one of South Carolina’s Top Workplaces for 2022

Columbia, SC – LRADAC, the designated substance misuse authority for Lexington and Richland Counties, has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2022 honor by The South Carolina Top Workplaces. The list is...
Mar 24 2022

Two Issues. One Major Concern.

A guest blog by Ashley Bodiford, MPH, MS, CSPS, ICPS, Director of Prevention Youth vaping has continued to increase. Amidst the impacts that many have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, youth...
Mar 07 2022

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): Activating the brain’s innate ability to cope and heal from trauma

A guest blog by Kimberlee Cannon, LISW-CP, AADC, CS, Program Manager of Treatment Services Nearly 75% of individuals who seek substance use disorder treatment identify having been exposed to or...
Mar 02 2022

LRADAC to host Black Balloon art installation in honor of 172 Individuals lost to overdoses in Richland and Lexington Counties

Columbia, SC –172 residents of Richland and Lexington Counties lost their lives to substance overdoses in 2021—an alarming rise that follows national trends in the increasing numbers of substance...
Feb 23 2022

“What They Don’t Know Can’t Hurt Them” and Other Parenting Myths…

A guest blog by Hailey Kanipe, MPH, CPS, Prevention Specialist If I had a dollar for every time, I’ve heard a parent ask me, “Won’t talking to kids about drugs make them want to try them?” I’d be a...
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"I was going through a really rough time.  Outpatient treatment helped me manage my situation while staying substance-free."
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"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."
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"My counselor was awesome.  Since leaving treatment, I am going back to school, working as much as I can, and doing really great."
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