Improving Lives. Improving Communities
LRADAC, formerly referred to as The Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, cares for the needs of the citizens of Lexington and Richland counties of South Carolina. We offer a wide array of prevention, intervention and treatment programs in locations convenient to residents of both counties.
With a dedicated staff and innovative programs and services, LRADAC takes a proactive approach to fighting addiction and drug misuse in our schools, businesses and neighborhoods. We tailor our programs to meet the ever-changing needs of the communities we serve. Our prevention, intervention and treatment programs spread the message that there is hope and that substance misuse and addiction are preventable and treatable.
LRADAC is a non-profit agency. We are also one of 33 county alcohol and drug abuse authorities recognized by the state of South Carolina. This network of direct service agencies provides prevention, intervention and treatment programs to citizens in all 46 counties of the state. Each year, more than 50,000 South Carolinians receive direct intervention and/or treatment services through the county authorities. Last year, LRADAC alone served more than 5,000 patients.
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LRADAC’s oversight body is its 12-member Board of Directors. Six members are appointed by the Richland County Council and six members are appointed by the Lexington County Council. The President and Chief Executive Officer of LRADAC is Gayle Aycock. Aycock has been with LRADAC since 2005, previously serving as the Director of Quality Assurance. In this role, she developed and directed the Continuous Quality Improvement program, ensured agency compliance with HIPAA and 42CFR Federal Regulations regarding consumer confidentiality and privacy, and prepared the agency for CARF Accreditation Surveys.
Prior to her work at LRADAC, Aycock served as Director of the Earle E. Morris Jr. Alcohol & Drug Addiction Treatment Center. Aycock holds a masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of South Carolina. For many years, she served as a consultant and surveyor on the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. In recent years, Aycock also served as the board treasurer of Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands and as a board member for Killingsworth Home.
Board of Directors
|Chair||L. J. “Chip” Johnson, The Johnson Group, LLC|
|Vice Chair||Jennifer Wilson, Lexington Medical Center|
|Secretary||Joshua D. Fabel, Richland County Sheriff's Department|
|Treasurer||Buddy Wilson, Coldwell Banker|
|Board Members||Theresa Chandler, Palmetto Health
John J. Loveday, SC Whitmore School
Jennifer Nelson, Insurance Consultant
Christie Metz, PHARMD
Cindy Blakeney, Lexington Medical Center
Tim James, Cayce/West Columbia Chamber of Commerce
LRADAC Profit and Loss Statement
Fiscal Year 2019
|Federal grants and contracts||$3,819,517|
|State grants and contracts||1,663,255|
|Local revenue (County grants and contracts)||1,605,758|
|Grant from component unit||31,268|
|Other operating income||43,249|
|Total operating revenue||$10,631,182|
|Retirement Expense Related to GASB 68||418,372|
|Lease and maintenance||126,732|
|Total operating expenses*||10,439,528|
LRADAC monitors data, outcomes and progress in order to gauge success, as well as to identify those areas needing improvement. Based on this data, recommendations/modifications are implemented that will improve service delivery capability that best meets the needs of the patients and the community. In addition, gathering information from key stakeholders is an integral piece of the planning process. Input is gathered on an ongoing basis from patients, family members of patients, personnel and other stakeholders using a variety of mechanisms including outcome surveys, focus groups, and advisory committees to name a few. Below are several data charts detailing various indicators important to the health and treatment experience of the patients and community we serve.
LRADAC utilizes the Balanced Scorecard to develop the strategic direction and blueprint for the organization to move proactively forward in the current year and future years. The Balanced Scorecard is a strategic planning and management system that is used extensively in business and industry, government, and nonprofit organizations worldwide to align business activities to the vision and strategy of the organization, improve internal and external communications, and monitor organization performance against strategic goals. LRADAC’s initial Balanced Scorecard was published in early FY 10 and serves as the umbrella reporting process for organizational reports including strategic/county plan (SPCC), Plans for Services, Continuous Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance. The Scorecard is updated annually. Initiatives are evaluated and status is updated. Initiatives may be removed if accomplished or continued if necessary for the next year. Additional initiatives may be recommended for the upcoming year.
Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) is an overarching mindset that guides and supports the organization’s goals and objectives. This approach (ROSC), has received national acclaim and is designed to enhance partnerships and emphasize the need for sharing recovery support resources within our community.
Data, outcomes and progress in each program area are monitored for success. Based on this data, recommendations/modifications are implemented that will improve service delivery capability and best meet the needs of the patients and the community. In addition, gathering information from key stakeholders is an integral piece of the planning process. Input is gathered on an ongoing basis from patients, family members of patients, personnel and other stakeholders using a variety of mechanisms including focus groups, surveys and advisory committees to name a few.
The progress towards goals and objectives is monitored regularly by the Strategic Planning Core Committee, which is comprised of Board Members and Management Team members. Data is collected throughout all levels of the organization and is reviewed continuously to make changes for improvement as needed. Organization-wide data and outcomes are measured to ensure that we are providing effective, efficient and fiscally responsible programs and services. In addition, we continually evaluate the local healthcare market and gaps in services in order to strategically plan for expansion of services as resources permit.
To build a community that embraces recovery and become the preferred provider of substance misuse prevention, intervention and treatment services.
LRADAC creates and supports pathways for prevention and recovery from substance misuse for individuals, families and communities.
Improving Lives. Improving Communities.
LRADAC’s Core Values
Creativity: Seeking and developing unique ways to build relationships and deliver services.
Integrity: Upholding the moral standards and values that provide for open, honest and ethical practices.
Teamwork: Working together with patients, staff, and communities to achieve common goals.
Compassion: Being open and empathetic. Understanding, nurturing and caring for our patients and staff.
Accountability: Operating in an open and transparent manner that demonstrates credibility, responsiveness and effectiveness.
Respect: Treating all people with dignity, fairness, kindness and understanding without bias.
Diversity: Embracing differences to enhance approaches and outcomes.
Ownership: Personally investing in the success of the organization through our commitment, dedication and performance.