Dorchester Alcohol and Drug awarded 3-year CARF accreditation

  • Tuesday, August 27, 2013

CARF International announced that Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Commission has been accredited for a period of three years for its :
• Intensive Outpatient Treatment: Integrated AOD/MH-Adults
• Outpatient Treatment: Integrated AOD/MH-Adults
• Outpatient Treatment: Integrated AOD/MH-Children and Adolescents
• Prevention: Alcohol and O Drugs/Addictions-Adults
• Prevention:  Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions-Children and Adolescents
The latest accreditation is the seventh consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Commission.
This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded 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.
Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Commission is a not-for-profit organization with offices at 500 North Main Street, Suite 4, Summerville. It has been providing treatment for alcohol, drug and behavioral health issues in the Dorchester County and surrounding areas since 1974.
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 that centers 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 www.carf.org.
For additional information, contact the Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Commission at 843-871-4790, tfsmith@dadc.org or www.dadc.org.

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