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


Dorchester Alcohol & Drug Commission is extremely proud to announce that it has recently been issued its 10th consecutive 3-year […]

Scheduled DADC Telehealth Options

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Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Commission was “Voted Best Rehab Facility (for sobriety)” 2020

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