Every Journey Needs A Hero

Many families who consider treatment for alcohol or drug misuse cannot afford the staggering costs and the journey to recovery can be isolating and difficult. People seeking recovery need community and they need help raising funds to fully participate in the services available to them and their families.

The LRADAC Foundation works to create a community that embraces recovery and provides much-needed support for those who are thinking about taking their first steps towards recovery. Our mission is to reduce substance misuse as a leading cause of family collapse and harm to children by raising support for families and programs at LRADAC.

A role as board member for the LRADAC Foundation may be for you if:

  • You live in or near Richland/Lexington counties​
  • You are committed to meeting for 1-2 hours every other month
  • You believe in serving others
  • You have a passion for the treatment and care of individuals suffering from substance misuse
  • You are 21+
  • You love planning or volunteering at events and fundraising for a great mission!

If interested, please send one (1) paragraph detailing your interest, experience and why you would be a great board member to Kendra at kmallett-brunson@lradac.org before July 5th, 2020.

September is National Recovery Month and the LRADAC Foundation is celebrating that recovery from substance use disorders is possible.  Entire families and children especially suffer when a parent or other loved one is struggling with alcohol and drug use. Fortunately, thanks to the services at LRADAC, thousands of families have experienced the power of recovery and healing. <<Learn More>>

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Charles’ Journey

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. Luckily, I was able to participate in LRADAC’s scholarship program. 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.

Susan’s Journey

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.

Rob’s Journey

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.

Recovery Scholarship 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 clients away because of an inability to pay for services. You can help someone’s mother, father, sibling, or other loved one by contributing to our Recovery Scholarship Fund. Scholarships allow a person in financial distress to apply for financial aid and more fully participate in the services available to them and their families. Through treatment, we know that recovery is possible and families can heal.

Scholarship Recipient Quotes

Foundation Board Members

Amy Reeves (Chair)
Hertz Investment Group

Janice Ayers (Vice Chair)
Mid Carolina Electric Cooperative

Carol Lewis (Secretary)
Community Volunteer

Leslie Maley (Treasurer)
Central Electric Power Cooperative Inc.

Brian McConchie

Chris McCoy
Hidden Creek Counseling

Anida Mims
Community Volunteer

John Moore
Lexington Medical Center

John Loveday
Council Director, SC Whitmore School

Amanda Grover
Aflac Insurance Group

Nigel Pate
TD Bank

Harry Ward
Cushman-Ward Financial Advisors