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Cornerstone is located in Abbeville, South Carolina. Cornerstone prevention, intervention and treatment services for adolescents and adults who have been impacted by substance use disorders as well as problem gambling.

Cornerstone 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.


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.

What does Cornerstone offer?

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

For those persons who need more than a once-a-week group but do not need an inpatient setting, Cornerstone offers the Intensive Outpatient Program at its Greenwood location. The Intensive Outpatient Program is an evidence-based program that includes groups on Early Recovery Skills, Relapse Prevention, and Family Relationships, as well as individual counseling sessions. One advantage of this program is that participants can continue to work while in treatment. In order to accommodate various work schedules, the program offers both morning and the evening sessions.

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

On your first visit to Cornerstone, a staff member will spend some time orienting you to their programs. Following that orientation, you will see a counselor. You and your counselor will discuss your situation and, together, you will develop a plan of treatment. That treatment could be individual, group or family counseling, or some combination of those three. If you need services that Cornerstone cannot provide, such as detoxification or inpatient treatment, your counselor will inform you of the options and help you access that service.

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

Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community  programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

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.

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

The Life Skills Classes, is an evidence based program directed at middle or high school age students that helps teach them about making choices and healthy decisions in their lives. Some of the topics discusses are alcohol, tobacco, violence in the media, coping with anger and anxiety, communication skills, social skills and resolving conflicts.

Cornerstone Highlights:

Their professional staff includes credentialed prevention professionals, nationally certified addictions counselors, licensed social workers, and DOT recognized Substance Abuse Professionals. Cornerstone is licensed by the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) and gained national accreditation from Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in 1993.
State law requires all South Carolinians who are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) to successfully complete the department’s Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP) before they can be eligible for relicensing by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. The ultimate goal of the program is to improve highway safety by providing assessment, education, intervention and treatment services for DUI offenders in an effort to reduce their risk of committing another DUI in the future. This program is available throughout South Carolina.
Cornerstone provides training to business, industry and other organizations regarding US Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations to prevent – through deterrence and detection – alcohol and controlled substance users from performing transportation industry safety-sensitive functions. Cornerstone also has Substance Abuse Professionals (SAP) on staff who evaluate employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol regulation and make recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing and aftercare.
Cornerstone’s EAP program is designed to provide counseling services for employees, their spouses, and their dependents. Business, industry, and other organizations contract with Cornerstone to make these services available at no cost to their employees and family members. Counseling is available for wide range of issues including marital and family problems, grief counseling, stress or job issues, relationship problems and substance use disorders. The EAP program cannot be used for court mandated problems such as DUI, probation, or other court ordered treatment.
Women — Pregnant women will be given priority for admission to all program components. If unable to admit pregnant women to services within 48 hours, interim services will be provided. Interim services will include counseling on the effects of alcohol and drug abuse on the fetus and referral for prenatal care. Intravenous (IV) Substance Users — IV substance users will be given priority for admission to all program components.
Guiding Good Choices is a 5 session, evidence-based parenting class designed to help prevent drug use in the family, develop health beliefs and clear standards, teach and reinforce refusal skills, how to control and express anger constructively and how to strengthen family bonds by involving everyone in family activities. Cost is a one-time fee of $25. Classes are usually held once a week for about 2 hours per class for 5 weeks and can be scheduled in any of our 4 counties on an as needed basis.
Residential Area


  • CARF


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

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  • Facility for Adults, Young Adults, Children And Teenagers
  • Men and Women Allowed
  • HIV/AIDS prevention services are offered on-site at all locations of Cornerstone, where clients receive prevention, intervention and treatment for AOD issues. The program works to eliminate the spread of HIV-infection among high-risk groups by offering risk assessments, risk reduction counseling, pre- and post-test counseling and free rapid & confidential HIV testing to clients served at their agency.