Whether you are concerned that your child is trying alcohol or drugs for the first time or that your child may have a substance use disorder, our Compass program can help you and your family navigate a course of action.

Our counseling services include:

The best way to know if we can help is to call us and speak with a counselor about your situation and learn how we can help. Your information is confidential.


Every young person and their family is unique. For that reason, counselors tailor a plan of care that fits each patient’s needs.  Within each individualized plan, services may include:


You may be uncertain if you or your child needs help and, if so, what sort of help is appropriate. We are available to provide you with a phone consultation or meet in person to learn more about your situation and share how our services can help. We may also be able to provide you with referrals to other service providers if needed.

Education & Intervention

It is possible that a young person may take an interest in alcohol or drugs but not really have an addiction, or substance use disorder. Our staff are available to provide and education and intervention counseling to help clients make healthy and productive choices moving forward.

Individual Counseling

Certified counselors work with patients one on one to address substance use and/or any other concerns such as grief, stress, trauma, or anger which may be impacting your child’s behaviors. Counselors are experts in youth development, trauma-informed care, and substance use.

Group Counseling

For many people who are struggling with alcohol or drug use, counseling in a small group setting is very effective. Group members learn together and support each other throughout their participation in services.

Family Support

Family members often need support as they help their loved one overcome substance use. Parents, siblings, children and other loved ones are welcome to participate in counseling individually or as a family unit. On occasion, Family Nights take place for families to interact socially and show each other support.

Drug Screening

Drug screens reveal if a person is using alcohol or drugs. If needed, our drug screening lab can assist parents in determining what substances, if any, are being used by their teenager. Additionally, drug screens are used periodically throughout treatment to monitor progress.

Positive ExperienceThe staff eased our fears about confidentiality and our counselors made getting help a positive experience for our whole family.

Not knowing how to address my child’s alcohol use effectively, LRADAC helped me be proactive and prevent it from becoming a bigger problem later.

banner4The staff were very helpful.  I’m back in school now and getting my grades up.

Frequently Asked Questions

LRADAC has two campuses. The Richland County campus is located at 2711 Colonial Drive in downtown Columbia. The campus in Lexington County is located at 1068 South Lake Drive in Lexington.

Fees are based upon on the level of services provided. A copy of the fees schedule will be given to you at your initial appointment. LRADAC bills most forms of insurance as well as Medicaid. Any services not covered by your insurance company will be the responsibility of the client and their family. 

At LRADAC, no patient is turned away because of inability to pay. When you come in for your initial appointment, a staff member within the Patient Accounts department will meet with you and work to determine a payment schedule or reduced fees.

The length of the program is based on the individual’s needs. Once an assessment is completed, the counselor will meet with the patient and their family to talk about the recommended course of services. A patient’s engagement and their progress on goals will also determine the length of time they are in services. 

Compass program group times are offered in the evenings after school. Assessment times may be scheduled and walk-in times are available.

Parents will need to accompany the teen to the initial assessment appointment. It is not required for parents to attend subsequent appointments, though parent/guardian participation may be part of the treatment recommendation. Regardless, parents are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in family support services.