Georgetown Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission

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Georgetown Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission is located in the historic city of Georgetown, South Carolina. Georgetown Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission delivers a variety of services to address the community concerns surrounding the problems associated with the misuse and abuse of alcohol and other drugs of abuse.

Georgetown Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission 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.

What does Georgetown Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission offer?

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Group services are held three times per week, three hours per session. Their Intensive Outpatient program focuses on addiction, recovery, and relapse prevention planning. Many individuals are decreased from three sessions per week to one session per week (called Aftercare) once the intensive phase of treatment is successfully completed.

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient Counseling (also known as Level I services) can be delivered in many ways, including group, individual, or family sessions. Level I services range from two hours one time per week to eight hours per week. Your counselor will help you develop a treatment plan that includes the number of sessions appropriate for you. Level I services focus on the difference between use, abuse and dependence, provide knowledge on the addiction process, and expose clients to a variety alcohol/drug related areas of concern(relationships, stress, coping, relapse prevention, and community support).

Intervention Services

Intervention Services helps family or friends of addicts stage an intervention, which is a meeting in which loved ones share their concerns and attempt to get an addict into treatment. Professional intervention specialists can help loved ones organize, gather, and communicate with an addict. They can guide intervention participants in describing the damage the addict’s behavior is causing and that outside help is necessary to address the addiction. The ideal outcome of an intervention is for the addict to go to rehab and get the help they need.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.

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

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.

Georgetown Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission Highlights:

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Private
Residential Area

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
  • Treatment financing available
  • Cash payments accepted

Rehabs in South Carolina

  • Carolina Center for Behavioral Health 2700 East Phillips Road Greer, SC 29650-4815
  • Three Rivers Behavioral Health 2900 Sunset Boulevard West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Aurora Pavilion Behavioral Health Services 655 Medical Park Drive Aiken, SC 29801
  • 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