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Prevention services are designed to help South Carolinians of all ages avoid the dangers of using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Services strive to prevent young people from experimenting with these substances, as well as to prevent the development of problems among specific high-risk groups and the public at large. Prevention services are based upon principles of sound research and evidence-based practices. Services are designed to identify and reduce factors that place an individual or a community at risk of experiencing problems, while at the same time, strengthening other identifiable factors that can help protect individuals and communities from developing such problems.



Intervention services work to identify at an early stage those individuals who are at risk of experiencing problems caused by their use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Following their identification through the school system, the criminal justice system, the workplace or other social systems, individuals are referred to specific intervention programs for educational and treatment services as appropriate.



Treatment services provided by DAODAS and the county authorities are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual in an attempt to stop the disabling effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse or dependence, and to prevent their recurrence and further disability. Specific services, as defined by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, include a range of outpatient treatment services, intensive outpatient treatment, halfway houses, social model detoxification, freestanding medical detoxification, residential treatment, inpatient treatment and day treatment. As the administrator of all state funds for Medicaid-reimbursable alcohol and other drug abuse inpatient and outpatient treatment services, the department works closely with the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to ensure the delivery of appropriate care for this population through both public and private treatment facilities. As such, the department provides prior authorization for all alcohol and other drug abuse rehabilitative services for the state’s Medicaid-eligible population.


The mission of Cherokee County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (CCCADA) is to provide Cherokee County Citizens in need, with quality, yet affordable behavioral health care services.

The professional staff of CCCADA also follow the ethical standards for counselors along with all state and federal counselor/client laws.