About DACCO Behavioral Health
Serving Hillsborough, Polk Counties and surrounding areas, DACCO Behavioral Health is one of Florida’s largest community-based providers of behavioral health services. Through our programs, we save lives and keep families together through treatment for 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 Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health provided drug abuse planning, coordination and monitoring for local governmental units. However, in 1975, DACCO Behavioral Health first received funding to provide drug treatment. Since then, DACCO Behavioral Health has expanded into the county’s largest comprehensive community-based substance abuse 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.
DACCO Behavioral Health 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 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 behavioral health services, this facility includes two new family living duplexes where mothers progress through treatment without being separated from their children.
For convenience, DACCO Behavioral Health has sites that provide services in Tampa and Lakeland.