At the BCADAD, treatment professionals view substance use disorders as a primary disease that affects the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of life. This disease is chronic, progressive and if left untreated can be fatal.

The complex nature of addiction and of the treatment and recovery process involves a variety of factors. One of the most important is family. We view addiction as a problem that affects the entire family and see family participation as a necessary part of the treatment and recovery process. Change and personal growth can be very difficult. Positive support and encouragement are absolute; BCADAD staff provides this through a variety of professional counseling programs run by a qualified Treatment Team.

We respect the individuality and dignity of each and every person who walk through our doors and we believe that in order to plant the seeds for positive growth, we must create a customized treatment program geared to the unique needs of the individual.

Placement in any of our treatment programs is based on a Bio/ Psycho/ Social Assessment. At the first visit, a clinical counselor conducts an initial screening to determine the most appropriate service to meet the client's needs. Each client is then assigned a primary counselor with whom they will work throughout the treatment process.

The three main components of our Outpatient Treatment services are:

  • Adult and Family Services
  • Child, Adolescent and Family Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)


The Confidentiality of alcohol and drug client records maintained by the BCADAD are protected by two federal laws: the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and 42 U.S.C. § 1320d et seq., 45 C.F.R., Parts 160 & 164 and the Confidentiality Law, 42 U.S.C.§ 290dd-2, 42 C.F.R. Part 2 and by other South Carolina state laws and regulations. Generally, we may neither disclose to a person outside our agency that a clients attends the program nor provide any information identifying a client as an alcohol or drug patient unless:

  • The patient consents in writing; OR
  • The disclosure is allowed by a court order; OR
  • The disclosure is made to medical personnel in a medical emergency or to
    qualified personnel for research, audit, or program evaluation.

Violation of the Federal law and applicable to state laws and regulations by a program is a crime. Suspected violations may be reported to appropriate authorities in accordance with these regulations. Federal Laws and other state regulations do not protect any information about a crime committed by a patient either at the program, or against any person who works for the program, or about any threat to commit such a crime. Federal Laws and other state regulations do not protect any information about suspected child abuse or neglect from being reported to appropriate State or local authorities.