June 18, 2012
Dawn of a New Day for LRADAC
For more than 40 years, the Lexington Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council (LRADAC) has helped thousands of individuals in the Midlands overcome struggles with substance abuse and addiction. The agency has provided services in several different buildings, most notably the facility torn down on Harden Street this past April. The demolition ceremony was bittersweet as community members said goodbye to a facility where many found treatment and a new life in recovery from addiction.
LRADAC is now looking forward to many more years of providing quality health care in its new LEED® Silver facility, built by Mashburn Construction. The 60,079 SF building houses 80 employees and consolidates the company’s services in Richland County into one administrative and service center.
LRADAC’s President and CEO, Deborah Francis stated, “Knowing that our clients, staff and visitors are in a healthy facility that is environmentally friendly to our community further exemplifies our purpose of Improving Lives, Improving Communities.
Mashburn Construction is a full-service construction company providing construction management, design/build and general contracting. Mashburn is celebrating their 35th anniversary; the company prides itself on building with integrity by providing superior service and quality to a diverse client list across many markets. Our offices are located in Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach, SC. For more information, please visit our website.
LRADAC is the designated alcohol and drug abuse authority for Lexington and Richland Counties. The public, not-for-profit agency offers a wide array of prevention, intervention and treatment programs in locations convenient to residents of both counties. The agency has a budget of approximately $8 million and serves more than 4,500 clients per year. For more information on programs and services visit LRADAC’s website.
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