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Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Commission (DADC) is a client-centered agency providing a mulit-disciplinary, integrated approach to the treatment of alcohol and other substance use disorders.

Recognizing the need for supporting mental health conditions – not always related to substance misuse, DADC includes Dorchester Counseling Services (DCS), which provides client-centered, service-oriented care and treatment for those struggling to identify, manage, and control symptoms of mental health conditions.

Our Mission

The mission of The Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Commission is to achieve a healthy, resilient community with access to mental health and substance misuse information, treatment and recovery.

Our Values

  1. Empowering People. Whether ending substance misuse or lifting the weight of mental illness, our Agency is firmly rooted in the belief that we exist to empower our clients.
  2. Creating Positive Impact. Create a powerful impact which encourages people and the broader community to realize and pursue their greatest potential.
  3. Changing Lives. We know that access to recovery and prevention resources leads to the kind of resilience which enables people to thrive; we provide access to those resources.
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Dorchester Alcohol & Drug Commission is extremely proud to announce that it has recently been issued its 10th consecutive 3-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities (CARF). Not only did it achieve this high mark, it did so with zero recommendations. This rare accomplishment is achieved by only 3% of all CARF accreditation surveys performed world-wide! Two of the past three accreditation surveys for DADC have resulted in this highest accomplishment!

The following programs / services were accredited:

  • Court Treatment: Substance Use Disorders/Addiction (Adults)
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment: Integrated: SUD/Mental Health (Adults)
  • Outpatient Treatment: Integrated: SUD/Mental Health (Adults)
  • Outpatient Treatment: Integrated: SUD/Mental Health (Children and Adolescents)
  • Prevention: Substance Use Disorders/Addiction (Adults)
  • Prevention: Substance Use Disorder/Addiction (Children and Adolescents)

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at

Mike Montei, a 1987 graduate of The Citadel, was inducted into The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019. Married with two daughters and two grandchildren, Mr. Montei is employed by Wells Fargo as a Commercial Sales Manager. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Dorchester Habitat for Humanity and the Friends of Dorchester County Parks and is the Vice Chairman of the Dorchester County Parks and Recreation Commission.

Bali Cuthbert is a retired educator of 30-plus years, having been employed as a teacher, school counselor, District Coordinator for school counselors, and Coordinator for Drug Free Schools. Ms. Cuthbert is a lifetime member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and serves on several committees. Ms. Cuthbert is a member of the Timrod Library board. Further, she enjoys the creative outlet of her wedding floral business, Carolina Floral Creations.

Suzie Davis, born in Summerville, South Carolina, Ms. Davis enjoys cottage living in a 200 year-old home, next door to her childhood home. She graduated from Summerville High School and Brenau College in Gainesville, GA. Ms. Davis has two children and two grandchildren. She is a lifelong member of Bethany United Methodist Church and has served as Dorchester County Delinquent Tax Collector for 10 years.

Genie Gore, a retired educator of Dorchester District Two, taught elementary gifted education for most of her 29 professional years and published educational materials for gifted students. Along with her husband Dennis, Mrs. Gore teaches youth Sunday school, where she has committed her gifts for 27 years. Mrs. Gore has served as Executive Committee Chairman of the Trolley Road Precinct. Currently she is CEO of Watchmen International, USA, a Christian charity that provides meals and preschool education to AIDS orphans in Uganda.

James Muscott is a retired engineer with extensive volunteer and civic experience in the field of drug and alcohol prevention services. Dr. Muscott maintains a private dental practice in Summerville.

Pat Bradley an alumnus of Charleston Southern University with a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Business Administration. Pat’s passion for education began in 1989 when she became a member of the Dorchester School District Two family. Presently, she is a Career Specialist and “Founding Faculty Member” of Ashley Ridge High School. She is a 17-year X-banker of Summerville. Pat is an original board member of STARS. Pat is a member of Faith Assembly of God where she serves on the Greeting Ministry. Pat has 3 children and 8 awesome blended grandchildren.