In October of 2007, West Star Interiors, Inc. began construction on the new DACCO Center for Behavioral Health located in Tampa Florida. By October 2008, West Star had provided the scaffold and installed the lath and stucco just in time for the grand opening in November 2008.
Serving Hillsborough County, DACCO is one of Floridas largest community-based providers of behavioral health services. Through its programs, DACCO saves lives and keeps families together by addressing substance abuse and mental health issues. With the mission of working toward a drug-free community, one person, one family at a time, our comprehensive programs encourage healthy living, job productivity and overall family stability.
DACCO was incorporated in 1973 through the leadership of representatives from the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, the Chamber of Commerce, United Way and other organizations in Tampa, Florida. Initially, DACCO provided drug abuse planning, coordination and monitoring for local governmental units. However, in 1975, DACCO first received funding to provide drug treatment. Since then, DACCO has expanded into the countys largest comprehensive community-based substance use disorder service provider, reaching over 25,000 persons annually through prevention and treatment. Our vision is an image synonymous with drug-free living, setting the standard for excellence in behavioral health.
The Drug Abuse Comprehensive Coordinating Office is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families for our outstanding Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Programs and Prevention Programs.
In 2008, we built our three story state-of-the-art Center for Behavioral Health in Tampa, Florida. Home to a comprehensive range of substance use disorder services, this facility includes two new family living duplexes where mothers progress through treatment without being separated from their children.