Important Licensure Update!
Governor McMaster has signed the legislation for licensing of addictions counselor. The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is responsible for implementing regulations (to include grandfathering and reciprocity) for this licensure. Until these regulations are developed and approved, addictions counselors will continue practicing as they are currently practicing.
The purpose of the South Carolina Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (SCAADAC) shall be to establish a statewide association of addiction counselors and other persons interested in addiction counseling; to be expressly concerned with the welfare of persons who are chemically dependent or who are abusing chemicals; to provide public education concerning addictive illnesses and the treatment and prevention thereof; and promote high standards in continuing education for professionals who provide addiction counseling.
Further, to promote a response to the general public and state leaders to the diseases of alcoholism and drug abuse; to cooperate with official and voluntary health, welfare, educational and rehabilitation agencies concerned with the prevention, and treatment of individuals affected with the physical, emotional or mental problems of alcohol or drug abuse, and to better serve those who are affected and their families.