The LRADAC Foundation: Recovery Scholarship Fund

Pictured is our President and CEO taking the time to read the thank you cards sent from patients in our recovery scholarship program.

In December of 2011, LRADAC noticed that the ability to pay was a challenge for individuals and families seeking treatment for alcohol and/or drug misuse in the Midlands. The LRADAC Foundation, formerly Healing Families Foundation, was created in an attempt to provide support for those ready and willing to start their journey toward recovery. The foundation works to reduce substance misuse as a leading cause for family collapse and harm to children by raising support for families and programs at LRADAC.

The Recovery Scholarship Fund was developed in 2012 as a way to ease the financial burden on individuals seeking services at LRADAC. Scholarships allow patients in financial distress to apply for aid and more fully participate in the services available to them and their families. Unfortunately, 1 in 8 people suffer from a substance use disorder and only 10% receive the treatment that they need. According to SAMHSA’s 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 30.3% of people ages 12 and older who perceived a need for treatment but did not follow through, cited that they had no health care coverage and could not afford the often-staggering costs.

By raising money for the Recovery Scholarship Fund, LRADAC is able to provide services for all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. The average outpatient treatment cost is $1,500.00 and the average cost for intensive outpatient treatment is around $2,500.00 for one individual. We believe that all individuals and families should have access to services without financial barriers.

To qualify for this form of aid, patients must fall 130% below the federal poverty line and during the intake process, individuals will be presented with an application for aid. Patients must successfully complete services at LRADAC before their treatment can be paid for in full. At its core, the scholarship fund works to create a community that embraces recovery and that provides support for those who are thinking about taking their first steps toward recovery.

Please be a hero in someone’s journey to recovery by learning more about our purpose by visiting https://lradac.org/foundation . For more information on the Recovery Scholarship Fund, contact Patient Accounts at (803) 726-9293.

LRADAC is the designated alcohol abuse and drug abuse authority for Lexington and Richland Counties of South Carolina. The public, not-for-profit agency offers a wide array of prevention, intervention and treatment programs in locations convenient to residents of both counties. The agency has a budget of approximately $10 million and serves more than 5,000 clients per year.