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Our Legacy

Mr. David Forrester’s career spanned over 40 years in the behavioral health field, specializing in the care of individuals suffering from substance use disorders. For more than 35 years, Mr. Forrester served as Executive Director of the Spartanburg Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (SADAC).

In its proclamation, the Spartanburg County Council stated, in part, that Mr. Forrester “…was a dedicated advocate and his commitment helped to move countless residents of Spartanburg County from addiction to recovery…” and that Mr. Forrester “…was a long-term planner who helped to identify, develop and make available appropriate programs to residents, including specialized prevention, education, intervention, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and programs in criminal justice…”

In 2016, Spartanburg County Council proclaimed April 22 to be “David L. Forrester Day” and approved the renaming of SADAC to The Forrester Center for Behavioral Health.

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The Forrester Center Entrance

As we look forward to continued growth and progress, we would like to thank Our Partners.

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Improving the lives of our community members through person-centered substance use disorder treatment, non-substance behavioral health therapy, and prevention and education services.

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Nationally credentialed through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the SC Department of Health, we strive to provide evidence-based therapy that reflects the most cutting-edge research. Our clinicians are certified through the SC Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, SC Association of Prevention Professionals and Advocates, and many hold advanced licensure or national certifications.

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Mon – Thurs: 8:15am – 5:00pm

Fri: 8:15am – 4:00pm

Sat & Sun: Closed