Williamsburg County Department on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

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Williamsburg County Department on Alcohol and Drug Abuse is located in Kingstree, South Carolina. Williamsburg County Department on Alcohol and Drug Abuse provides prevention, early intervention, and efficient treatment in the areas of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Williamsburg County Department 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.


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 Williamsburg County Department on Alcohol and Drug Abuse offer?

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

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.

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.

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.

Williamsburg County Department on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Highlights:

Gambling – If you suspect you have a gambling problem, we offer an 8 week educational class, as well as individual and group counseling for compulsive gambling. They have counselors who are certified to provide gambling therapy services.
Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) - They have two substance abuse professionals who meet all certification requirements of the Department of Transportation, who can evaluate drivers who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol regulation. The SAP recommends what education, treatment, follow-up testing and aftercare services might be appropriate based on a clinical assessment.
Counseling services are available for children and adolescents 12-17 who may be at-risk or using drugs and alcohol. Services are also available for behavioral, emotional, or parent/child problems. Women – Individual and group therapy sessions are provided to meet their unique needs in a safe and comfortable environment. Women therapy groups are held each Tuesday and Friday from 9:30 am until 11:30 am in Kingstree.
The Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP) is designed for the Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offender. It is required by state law that all DUI offenders complete this program in order to be re-licensed. The goal is to reduce the future risk of DUI and promote community and highway safety. The program consist of orientation, assessment, and for those who do not need a higher level of treatment, sixteen hours of risk reduction edutherapy, usually formatted as eight weekly two-hour sessions.
The Offender Based Intervention (OBI) program provides substance abuse education and treatment for people who have been convicted of alcohol and/or other drug related offenses and /or multiple DUI offenses. Referrals for this program come from the courts as a special condition of a sentence or through legal or law enforcement professionals.
Williamsburg County Department on Alcohol and Drug Abuse provides Pre-employment, Probable Cause and Random drug screening services to area business and industries. Drug screening services are available Monday through Friday at 115 Short Street, Kingstree or may be scheduled on-site at the industry or business location.
Residential Area


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  • 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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