Misuse of alcohol and drugs impact individuals, families, and communities. Our Community Resource Center, family counseling services, and drug screening lab are available to community members who may be impacted by a loved one’s substance misuse. Additionally, other organizations in the Midlands are partners for recovery that may also be able to assist you and your loved ones.
As we all face continued stress and social isolation associated with the coronavirus pandemic as well as continued anxiety associated with recent societal events, self-care becomes more important than ever. Nicole Deems, LRADAC’s Director of Clinical Advancement, gives us some great advice and self-care tips that can help manage our emotional health through these difficult times.
I am having trouble reaching my counselor.
Because of COVID, our staff members are working both remotely and in the office. If you call the main number and have to leave a message, someone should promptly return your call. However, the call back may come from a blocked or private number due to counselors working remotely.
I need an assessment, what is the process during COVID?
In order to become a new patient, please call 803-726-9300, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Your call is important to us and will be forwarded to an on-call clinical manager who will schedule a time for an assessment appointment. If you are unable to reach the on-call manager, please leave your name and number and the manager will return your call* as soon as possible.
*Please note that the call back may come from a blocked or private number due to counselors working remotely.
What are the hours for drug screens during COVID?
The current hours for the Drug Screen Lab are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. No appointment needed.
Are you offering any on-site AA meetings, or outside group meetings?
Currently, we are only providing on-site services to our patients in Withdrawal Management, Intensive Outpatient and some ADSAP groups. We continue to monitor the pandemic, but at this time do not anticipate a return to hosting external meetings until at least September 1 (maybe later).
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888
Family members are the silent witnesses to their loved ones’ pain and may often be hurting as well. When your loved one makes the decision to seek treatment, you may also have unanswered questions and concerns of your own. To assist our patients and their families in this transition, LRADAC’s adult and adolescent programs offer individual family sessions, as well as multi-family support groups in order to educate, encourage and provide the needed skills to foster positive family interaction in treatment, recovery and throughout life. Families that participate with their loved one in the treatment process exponentially increase the chance for recovery success for the individual and the family.
LRADAC’s facility includes a state-of-the-art CLIA certified drug screening lab. This service is available to the public and therefore can be used by individuals as well as employers seeking employment drug screening services. For information on using LRADAC for drug screening, please call us at 726-9300.