The Aiken Center

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The Aiken Center is located in Aiken, South Carolina. The Aiken Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Services, is the public substance abuse service provider for Aiken County.

The Aiken Center 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 The Aiken Center offer?

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Intensive Outpatient programs are for those who want or need a very structured treatment program but who also wish to live at home and continue with certain responsibilities (such as work or school). Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) consist of three 2.5 to 3.0 process sessions per week for individuals in the Action or Maintenance phase of change. Individual and family counseling available as needed. There's also a Women's Intensive Outpatient Program.

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.

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

In order for you to get the most out of the time you spend in services here you need to take an active part in planning your treatment. During the assessment you will talk with a counselor about the events in your life (past and present) that led you into treatment. Using this information, your counselor will work with you to develop an Individualized Treatment Plan. This plan identifies specific problems, spells out what goals you want to achieve while in treatment, and how you will go about reaching them. Together, you and your counselor will also decide on the kind of services that can best help you achieve your goals. The Treatment Plan will include the service in which you agree to participate, how often you will attend, and a target date by which you hope to have reached your goals. As part of your treatment plan you will be given your counselor’s name and the starting date of your treatment.

12-Step

12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

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. The Continuing Care Group, consists of once or twice-weekly 1.5 hour process sessions decreasing to one session per month for individuals in the Maintenance or Relapse Prevention phase of change.

Therapies Offered:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

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.

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. The LifeSkills Training program is a groundbreaking substance abuse prevention program based on more than 20 years of rigorous scientific research and is one of the most effective evidence-based programs used in schools today.

The Aiken Center Highlights:

Specialized services are available for individuals and families who are experiencing problems related to gambling addiction. Counselors have received extensive training in this area and provide a range of services to address the unique and critical needs of this population. Services include an individualized assessment and treatment plan for each individual. Services deal with the nature of compulsive gambling, denial and recovery, the relapse process, relapse prevention and other pertinent issues.
The Alcohol/Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP) provides assessment, treatment, and referral services for those convicted, in the State of South Carolina or in another state on a South Carolina driver’s license, of DUI, BUI, Zero Tolerance, Administrative License Revocation, violation of the Ignition Interlock Device (IID), habitua offenders and those forever barred.
The Aiken Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Services – Prevention Services Division provides programs that raise awareness of the harmful consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, as a step toward changing attitudes and ultimately changing behaviors. Too Good for Drugs™ is a school-based prevention program designed to reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use among students.
Private

Accreditation:

  • CARF

Payment:

  • Sliding Fee Scale
  • 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
  • Smoking is allowed as part of the treatment