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Charleston Center

Charleston Center

  • Charleston, SC
  • Accredited
  • Drug Detox
  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient

Charleston Center in North Charleston, South Carolina, focuses on substance abuse prevention, intervention, education, and treatment. Recognizing addiction as a chronic disease requiring treatment, the center offers a range of programs and services. The facility includes 16 beds for withdrawal management, inpatient treatment, and services for pregnant and parenting women.

Charleston Center's mission is to help Charleston County residents lead productive lives free from the impact of alcohol, other drugs, and addictive behaviors. The center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and licensed by the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

  • Specialized programs for adolescents, women, and pregnant/parenting women address unique needs.
  • On-site child development services are available for patients' children.
  • A program for incarcerated individuals promotes recovery while in detention.
  • Priority treatment for pregnant women ensures timely and comprehensive care.

Charleston Center treats addiction to alcohol, drugs, and gambling. Programs are tailored to adolescents, women, pregnant women, and parenting women, providing a supportive environment for these demographics.

  • 2+ Accreditations
  • SAMHSA Listed
  • 5 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 9 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 25 Therapies & Programs




The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a non-profit organization that specifically accredits rehab organizations. Founded in 1966, CARF's, mission is to help service providers like rehab facilities maintain high standards of care.

Conditions and Issues Treated

Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment

The inappropriate use of any drug in Charleston, SC is substance abuse. This involves alcohol, medications, and illicit drugs. With a combination of physical and psychiatric therapies, drug addiction is successfully treated at Charleston Center. After Detox is complete, individuals follow-up with treatments treating the root cause of the addiction.

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment at Charleston Center

Opioid addiction is known as a high-risk factor for future heroin addiction. Opioid withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable and lead the user to continue to use. It is recommended to receive inpatient treatment and a medically supervised detox, Charleston Center in Charleston, SC offers treatment for opioids.


A dual diagnosis is when someone deals with both alcohol and mental or emotional disorder. Emotional trauma, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression can be part of dual diagnosis therapy. It must happen simultaneously to get care for these conditions to handle any of them effectively.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Detox, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, Partial-Hospitalization, Residential, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Detoxification is a process that allows the patient to stop using opioids without experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms. This can be necessary for those who have been addicted for a long period of time or who are struggling with chronic pain. During this process, addicts will receive medication and psychological support from doctors and other medical professionals until they can control their cravings.

When a patient checks into Charleston Center, inpatient care takes place. Patients undergo treatment that requires detoxification and counseling round the clock. While outpatient treatments are available in South Carolina, as the first phase in recovery, inpatient care is suggested. Intensive and thorough rehabilitation sets patients on the road to a drug-free life.

Intensive outpatient programs (IOP) comprise regular visits to the South Carolina facility that provides the therapy. IOP is suitable for patients who have been treated in residential treatment programs. Charleston Center‘s patients gradually get back to their routine life.

In outpatient programs at Charleston Center, the Charleston resident can live with their family while continuing with their job or studies. Treatment includes educating the patient on drug abuse, medications, and counseling sessions at the individual or group level.

Partial hospitalization program (PHP) offered by Charleston Center is an alternate option for inpatient rehabs or residential programs. The patients stay in a Charleston facility closer to the South Carolina treatment center and attend the different forms of therapy for several hours a day. Treatment duration varies from one to six months.

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.

Treatment is just the first step to maintaining sobriety. After treatment, aftercare support at Charleston Center helps the individual adjust to a life without substances. This support may involve a sober living home in or near Charleston, SC, career counseling, or educational assistance. This is when a relapse prevention plan begins to take shape.

Therapies & Programs

Addiction and alcoholism always harm an addict’s relationships with others and none more than relationships with a spouse or partner. Couples therapy is an essential part of restoring trust and good communication to intimate relationships harmed by addiction. Couples therapy by Charleston Center helps repair the damage done to these important relationships.

Recovery can be more effective if the entire family’s involved. Family therapy hosted by Charleston Center brings in the addict’s family to explore genetic factors. It gives loved ones the tools for dealing with addiction and its underlying mental issues. It is a recommended step in helping addicts adapt to sober living.

Group therapy is an important tool in recovery. Addiction tends to lead to isolation and feelings of uniqueness. Accountability and friendship that is found in group therapy can be more effective than any single other treatment approach. With Charleston Center in Charleston, South Carolina, there’s no reason to go through recovery alone.

Trauma is one of the most common causes of psychological disorders. It’s often found in people with addiction diagnoses. Trauma therapy addresses this by examining the emotions and thoughts people have formed due to past traumas. Traumas are complex but trauma therapy can reduce their ability to contribute to addictive behaviors.

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, focuses on the connection between how someone feels, acts, and thinks. It shows someone how to accept responsibility for their behaviors and actions, while also strengthening a person’s awareness of the circumstances they put themselves into. It can give people attending Charleston Center in Charleston, South Carolina the strength to realize they were self-destructing, allowing them to finally reach out and get the help they need.

Self-defeating thoughts and habits can limit your possible successes. Some examples of this are procrastination, unhealthy eating and angry outbursts. REBT is a method of specific counseling offered by Charleston Center that replaces negative and self-limiting thoughts.

A 12-Step Program is a common method that is used to treat addiction. This format is used for both drug and alcohol treatment. It is extremely popular and successful for large numbers of people and the staff at Charleston Center are trained to assist in 12-step management.

Payment Options

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Location & Contact

    Charleston Center Location and Directions
    5 Charleston Center Dr
    Charleston, SC 29401

    Phone Number
    (843) 958-3300

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    • Gender
      Female, Male
    • Age
      Adults (20+), Children (0-12), Teenagers
    • Modality
      Couples, Family, Group, Individuals
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Hearing-Impaired
  • Ownership
    Government Funded

    Listed May 26, 2020

    Updated June 24, 2024

    Charleston, South Carolina Addiction and Treatment

    More than 610,000 of South Carolina residents, or a staggering 11.9% of the state population, uses illicit drugs and another 230,000 residents abuse alcohol every year. A majority of the illegal drugs used and abused are opioids. Marijuana use and underage drinking occur amongst the young residents of this state–though at a lower rate compared to the national average.

    Charleston, a coastal city in South Carolina, offers a pleasant climate for year-round outdoor activities like kayaking and fishing. The vibrant arts and culture scene includes theaters, museums, galleries, and festivals, making it an excellent place for rehabilitation and recovery. However, Charleston County experienced a 64.7% increase in overdose deaths in the first eight months of 2020 compared to the prior year. Fentanyl use has risen exponentially, with 98% of suspected heroin submissions containing fentanyl in the 3rd quarter of 2022.

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