Our Philosophy

The Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Commission

The Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Commission believes that:

  • Chemical dependency is a chronic, primary, and progressive disease which, if left untreated, is fatal.
  • Access to quality care shall not be based on gender, age, race, color, creed, physical/mental handicap, indigence, or sexual orientation..
  • All persons afflicted with chemical dependency, who have co-existing mental health diagnoses, or who are experiencing other mental emotional difficulties deserve the highest quality of care available, provided with respect and dignity by qualified and educated staff.
  • Since a person’s chemical dependency or mental health issues also affect family, friends, and loved ones, they are an important focus in treatment and are afforded the same high caliber of care.
  • A successful therapeutic experience depends on a holistic approach, incorporating treatment of the mind, body, and spirit.
  • We have a responsibility to persons served and the community as a whole to provide high quality prevention, intervention, and treatment activities.
  • Community support is an integral part of the successful treatment experience.

Community Information

CARF International Accreditation

9th Consecutive 3-Year Accreditation Awarded to DADC! CARF International announced that Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Commission has been accredited for […]

Dorchester Students Help Build Family Foundation with Habitat for Humanity

Palmetto Youth Leadership (PYL) joined with Dorchester Habitat for Humanity on November 12, 2009 to participate in an outreach project […]

Dorchester Alcohol & Drug Commission Remembers Janice Ruth Oglietti

Dorchester Alcohol & Drug Commission fondly remembers the late Janice Ruth Oglietti, DADC’s Prevention Director of 24 years, two year after her […]

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