The mission of the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley is to save lives and create healthier communities.
The vision of the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley (ADACCV) is to be an effective and dynamic force in the prevention of human degradation, the loss of human dignity and the ultimate loss of life caused by substance abuse and addiction in our community.
ADACCV is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit agency in San Angelo, Texas. ADACCV has been promoting wellness and recovery for over 50 years and has assisted countless individuals to live their lives free from the grip and dangers of alcohol and drugs.
We are licensed by the Health & Human Services Commission to provide outpatient and intensive residential substance abuse treatment for adult men and women, including pregnant women and women with children. Our target population includes homeless and indigent persons who may otherwise be unable to access alcohol and substance abuse treatment through private or personal means. We also provide dynamic prevention, education, intervention, outreach, screening, assessment and referral programs that provide information, support, and direct assistance to members of our community. Our programs are designed to minimize the prevalence and negative effects of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, substance abuse and addiction primarily in our 13 county Concho Valley “community”. However, our treatment programs are available for any eligible resident of the State of Texas.
We are committed to ensuring that our crucial programs and services are accessible to those in need and that they remain available for future generations. We encourage any person who is directly or indirectly suffering from the affects or problems associated with alcohol and drug abuse or addiction to contact our offices for a free and completely confidential assessment and assistance.
Our Prevention team can bring their expertise to your school, organization or business for FREE. We are funded through the Health & Human Services Commission to provide alcohol, tobacco and drug education to our community. For more information on our prevention and treatment programs, call (325) 224-3481.
ADACCV has a colorful and somewhat creative history. It took many people and many pieces to make the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley (ADACCV) what it is today. Back in May of 1960, the “San Angelo Council on Alcoholism” and was organized by a group of concerned citizens. During that period, the agency focused on aggressive educational and referral programs. This was a group of amazing individuals and innovators, especially considering the era in which these developments were being made.
By October 1969, Doug Williams and W.A. Griffis Jr. spearheaded an effort to create “The Halfway House of San Angelo”. It is now known as the Williams House, located on W. College St. “The Detoxification Center”, on River Dr., opened its doors in September 1978 to serve the growing need for local detoxification services. Although the center was originally established to provide supervised treatment solely for individuals suffering from alcohol abuse and alcoholism, it expanded its mission to include treatment for individuals suffering from withdrawals from other mind-altering chemicals and substances. It operated from 1978 until 1997, when Dr. Wilton Jones, the medical director, passed away. The center continued to serve adult male and female clients with an intensive residential treatment program through February 2003.
By 1979, The San Angelo Council on Alcoholism, The Halfway House of San Angelo and the Detoxification Center finally merged into one organization. Under a central administration, the organization developed programs to encompass a broader scope of alcohol and drug abuse issues which included education, prevention and treatment. This mission was the only one of its type in the state and today is one of a handful of organizations that provides this combination of comprehensive services to the community.
In 1986, The San Angelo Council on Alcoholism redefined its mission to include all chemical addictions and became known as the “San Angelo Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse”. Another name change took place in 1993 after the agency expanded its services to include all thirteen counties in the Concho Valley and to reflect the expanded service area the agency appropriately became the “Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley”.
In 1995, the “Women and Children’s Halfway House”, an independent agency that provided substance abuse treatment to pregnant women and women with children, was forced to close its doors due to funding shortfalls. ADACCV agreed to seek funding for the operation of the Women and Children’s Halfway House and to incorporate the program into ADACCV’s organizational structure. In 1997, after extensive remodeling, the Women and Children’s Halfway House reopened its doors under the auspices and funding secured by ADACCV. It is located on W. Twohig. In 2001, the program was renamed, “Sara’s House” in order to honor a life-long supporter of the home, Ms. Sara Lummus, who continues to be actively involved to this day.
ADACCV’s location on Houston Harte opened in 1999 and by 2001 is named the Cotton Lindsey Center in honor of Mr. Lindsey’s support. Today, the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley serves hundreds of adults through their drug treatment and prevention programs and thousands of youth through their prevention programs!