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Beaufort County drug treatment programs reaccredited

Several Beaufort County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Department programs recently were reaccredited for a three-year period.

This is the department’s seventh consecutive three-year accreditation from the international Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, a county news release said.

The department met standards for its prevention and outpatient treatment programs for alcohol and other drug addictions for adults, children and adolescents.

“Meeting the benchmarks and standards for this accreditation is a comprehensive process,” Beaufort County Alcohol and Drug Abuse director Bud Boyne said. “This accomplishment is a true reflection of our team’s dedication and commitment to offering quality services to our residents.”

CARF International represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization, the release said.

An organization receiving a three-year accreditation puts itself through a rigorous peer review process, demonstrating to a team of surveyors in an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.

The department is a component of Beaufort County government with offices in Beaufort and Bluffton. It has been providing services to help individuals and families troubled by alcohol, tobacco or other drug-related problems since 1974.

Founded in 1966, CARF International establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, go to