Cherokee Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

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Cherokee Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse is located in Gaffney, South Carolina. Cherokee Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse is a facility for the prevention, intervention, and other drug problems.

Cherokee Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Focus:

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.

Alcoholism

The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Rehab Services:

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does Cherokee Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse offer?

Medically Assisted Detox

Drug and alcohol addiction often takes a heavy toll on one’s body. Over time, a physical dependence can develop, meaning the body physiologically needs the substance to function. Detox is the process of removing drugs and/or alcohol from the body, a process that can be lethal if mismanaged. Medical detox is done by licensed medical professionals who monitor vital signs and keep you safe, healthy, and as comfortable as possible as you go through detox and withdrawal.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) focuses on individuals who need more support than traditional outpatient therapy but do not need, or cannot take part in inpatient treatment. IOP provides treatment, a continuum of care and appropriate referrals to other community resources. IOP meets 9 hours each week over three days.

Outpatient (OP)

The Outpatient Services (OPT) services consist of assessments, individual, group, spousal, family, and continuing care counseling. Choice of service is based on assessment of each client. Persons may enter OPT through self-referral or referral from a physician, family member, friend, employer, or other community agencies and organizations. In addition, OPT clients may enter directly through prevention and/or intervention programs.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements.

Intervention Services

Intervention services work to identify at an early stage those individuals who are at risk of experiencing problems caused by their use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Following their identification through the school system, the criminal justice system, the workplace or other social systems, individuals are referred to specific intervention programs for educational and treatment services as appropriate.

Treatment Types:

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Aftercare Support

Relapse Prevention Program is an integral part of the treatment program. Chemically dependent persons continue to need support after the formal therapeutic process is completed. This group focuses on enhancing skills needed to maintain abstinence. Group meets weekly.

Therapies Offered:

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Couples Treatment

Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.

Life Skills

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

Cherokee Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Highlights:

Prevention services are designed to help South Carolinians of all ages avoid the dangers of using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Services strive to prevent young people from experimenting with these substances, as well as to prevent the development of problems among specific high-risk groups and the public at large. Prevention services are based upon principles of sound research and evidence-based practices. Services are designed to identify and reduce factors that place an individual or a community at risk of experiencing problems, while at the same time, strengthening other identifiable factors that can help protect individuals and communities from developing such problems.
Specific services, as defined by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, include a range of outpatient treatment services, intensive outpatient treatment, halfway houses, social model detoxification, freestanding medical detoxification, residential treatment, inpatient treatment and day treatment.
ADSAP provides assessment, education, intervention and treatment services as mandated by Section 56-6-2990 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina. As amended in 1982, state law requires all individuals who are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), or boating under the influence (BUI), or Automatic License Revocation (ALR), or Zero Tolerance to successfully complete ADSAP before they can be eligible for relicensing.
The Women's Treatment Group focuses on problems relating specifically to women. Services consist of assessment and counseling for this women affected directly or indirectly by alcohol and other drug use. Weekly group sessions cover women's issues including codependency, sexual or physical abuse, and parenting skills. Pregnant women are given priority admission to counseling services. The Men's Treatment Group offers weekly groups in the evening. Men are self-referred and/or referred by community agencies.
This agency provides on-site and laboratory tested urine screens for various substances. Youth Services provides confidential counseling for adolescents experiencing problems with alcohol and other drugs. Designed to prevent and/or reduce the use of alcohol and other drugs as well as other high-risk behavior, the program works with youths and their families to provide a better understanding of personal responsibility, family relationships, decision-making skills, healthy self-concept and accurate information on alcohol and other drug abuse.
Gambling Services are designed for individuals who meet criteria for pathological gambling. The program is curriculum based and provides information on compulsive gambling in order to enable individuals to reduce negative effects of gambling and promote family and community interaction.
Domestic Violence Alternatives is a court approved program for those recommended to complete a Batterer's Treatment Program due to charges of Domestic Violence. They offer gender specific classes with flexible schedules to meet individual needs.
Private
Residential Area
Sober living home or Halfway house

Accreditation:

  • CARF

Payment:

  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • State financed or Low cost Treatment
  • Cash payments accepted

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  • Keystone Substance Abuse Services 199 South Herlong Avenue Rock Hill, SC 29732

Intake:

  • Facility for Adults, Young Adults, Children And Teenagers
  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Hearing impaired friendly facility