The Chester County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse was established in 1974 as a private, non-profit organization and, in 1980, the agency’s name was changed to honor one of its founding Board members. Hazel Pittman Center serves as the designated state substance abuse authority to provide education, prevention, and outpatient treatment to individuals, families, and groups in Chester County and the immediate surrounding area. Hazel Pittman Center is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), licensed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), and a member of Behavioral Health Services Association (BHSA) of South Carolina. BHSA is a network of 34 direct service agencies providing prevention, education, intervention, and treatment programs to citizens in all 46 counties of the state. Each year, more than 50,000 South Carolinians receive direct intervention and/or treatment services through these county authorities.
To improve the quality of life in Chester County and the surrounding area by promoting behavioral health wellness and meeting the needs of individuals with substance use disorders.
To be the service provider of choice for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders in a community that recognizes substance abuse is a public health issue, best addressed by a recovery-oriented, coordinated system of care.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
• Substance use disorders are preventable and treatable
• Our customers are our priority and will be treated with compassion, dignity, and respect.
• Evidence-based services lead to the most positive outcomes.
• Our employees are our greatest resource and will be valued, recognized, and given opportunities for professional development.
• A positive working environment encourages diversity and promotes creativity.
• Organizational leadership sets and maintains a standard for open and ethical professional practices.
• The agency has a duty to be in partnership with other community groups and organizations, whenever possible, to achieve common goals.