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

The PRESS (Prevention Resources Everyone Should See) is your go to resource for educating yourself on alcohol and drugs, their impact, and how to prevent substance misuse.

SC Palmetto Retailers Education Program (PREP)  is a short course that helps reduce underage access to alcohol and tobacco and prevent over-serving patrons.  The training aims to help lower liability risks for businesses and their employees.

Request technical assistance from field experts to help your business develop polices and/or receive training around alcohol and other substances.

Looking for a speaker for your next meeting, conference or workshop? LRADAC’s Speakers Bureau provides presentations on a host of topics related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug use for all ages and audiences.

Community coalitions bring people together to make communities safer by reducing high-risk behaviors of young people.  See what’s going on in your community.

Our Alcohol Enforcement Team (AET) is a specialized group of law enforcement officers dedicated to reducing access and use of alcohol by underage persons.

Prevention Resources Everyone Should See

There is a lot to learn! Substance misuse is a pervasive issue in our society. Alcohol and drugs impact personal well-being, family dynamics, public safety, and community health. The PRESS (Prevention Resources Everyone Should See) is your go-to resource for educating yourself on alcohol and drugs, their impact, and how to prevent substance misuse.

Additional Resources

We have literature, DVDs, speakers on the following topics:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Sex education and HIV/AIDS
  • Underage drinking
  • Prescription drug abuse
  • Violence prevention
  • Mental health and wellness
  • Parenting skills

If you would like to request a printed resource, please contact our Prevention Specialist at  803.726.9411.

Merchant Education

SC Palmetto Retailers Education Program (PREP) is a short course that helps reduce underage access to alcohol and tobacco and prevent over-serving patrons.  The training aims to help lower the liability risks for businesses and their employees.

Types of businesses that have elected to participate in this program include: restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, etc.

For more information, contact our AET Coordinator at  803.726.9335.

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Speakers Bureau

Looking for a speaker for your next meeting, conference or workshop? LRADAC’s Speakers Bureau provides presentations on a host of topics related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug use for all ages and audiences.

For more information, call  803.726.9366.

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Our Speakers

Topics

If you don’t see a topic you need.  Request a topic and we can develop a presentation specifically for you.

  • ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs) 101
  • Adolescent Brain
  • Healthy Choices
  • New Fads & Drug Trends
  • Media’s Influence
  • Managing Stress
  • Substance Specific (alcohol, opioids, marijuana, tobacco, e-cigarettes, etc.)
  • Parents: Warning Signs & Taking Action

Community Coalitions

Community Coalitions bring people together to make communities safer by reducing high-risk behaviors of young people. Click on the following coalition names to learn about their work in Richland and Lexington counties and consider getting involved.

Technical Assistance

Does your business have an up-to-date alcohol, tobacco and other drug policy? Businesses with prevention policies surrounding substances create a healthy environment for their employees. Employers face tricky choices when creating policies that address workplace substance use and abuse while still ensuring they stay within the bounds of state and federal laws. Let us help provide assistance with developing policies and trainings around alcohol and other substances. For more information, call  803.726.9349.

Underage Drinking

Our Alcohol Enforcement Team (AET) is a specialized group of law enforcement officers dedicated to enforcing underage drinking laws. The AET incorporates specialized training and strategies to focus on reducing access and use of alcohol by underage persons.  For more information, call  803.726.9335.