About Us

Beaufort County is not immune to the problems associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.  Admission of these problems usually occurs after a crisis, such as an arrest, an accident, or when someone gets hurt. Our goal is to help individuals and families to come to grips with problems of substance abuse and to prevent these problems from happening again.

The Beaufort County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Department (BCADAD), a component of Beaufort County Government, is one of 46 agencies established under South Carolina law to help individuals and families troubled by alcohol, tobacco or other drug related problems.

The BCADAD is licensed by the State of South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; it is also nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and certified by the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services.

All of our full-time service staff are credentialed in their respective fields or are in the process of being credentialed and thus meet the highest national and international standards for quality service care.

Since our beginning in 1974, we've initiated a number of programs and services that are designed to help individuals, families and our community. For some, these programs and services are a requirement of the law, for others our programs are a requirement for life.

The Beaufort County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Department (BCADAD) exists to provide resources and opportunities for all Beaufort County citizens:

  • To receive affordable, accessible, high quality care and treatment services.
  • To reduce the negative results (personal, social, health, economic, and legal) resulting from alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, abuse or addiction.
  • To coordinate care and treatment resources with other state and local governmental service agencies in our efforts to create a healthier and safer Beaufort County.
  • To assist and support efforts to envision and choose options for greater personal growth, life fulfillment, and happiness.
  • Certified by the State of SouthCarolina
  • Nationally Accredited by CARF
  • Appointments are preferred and can be made by telephone or in person. (Beaufort) 843-255-6000 or (Bluffton/ Hilton Head area) 843-255-6020
  • Walk-ins are accepted, provided a counselor is available.
  • Medicaid service provider
  • Reasonable price structure
  • Attractive, modern surroundings
  • Qualified staff including national and state credentialed addictions counselors and prevention personnel
  • Confidential consultation and intervention counseling
  • Customized services to meet individual needs
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Relapse Prevention Program
  • Family Counseling Services
  • Separate adolescent and children's programs
  • Continuing Treatment Program
  • DUI Program
  • School based treatment and prevention programs
  • School Based Programs
  • Community Prevention and Education Services


Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use has serious consequences in our homes, schools, and communities every year. Millions of individuals and families are directly affected and many billions of dollars are lost as a result. But the reduction of alcohol and other drug problems in Beaufort County is a realizable goal.

Learn more about prevention


At the BCADAD our treatment professionals view chemical dependency 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.

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The ultimate goal of the ADSAP program is to improve highway safety by providing assessment, education, intervention and/or treatment services for DUI offenders in an effort to reduce their risk of committing another DUI offense in the future. This program is available in every county in the State of South Carolina.

Learn more about ADSAP