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Drug Rehabs in South Carolina

Despite being one of the most beautiful states in the country, South Carolina has its own share of drug and alcohol abuse problems. Marijuana, cocaine, stimulants and prescription painkillers are among the most commonly abused drugs in the state. In South Carolina, substance abuse affects senior citizens, students, urban residents as well as those living in rural areas. However, the state is home to some of the best inpatient and outpatient rehab centers. These programs specialize in the delivery of professional treatment to individuals with drug abuse and addiction problems.


In South Carolina, drug abuse is extremely costly to the state as a whole, as well as individual families. Every year, untreated drug addiction costs the state billions of dollars. Here are some statistics from the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS):

  • Each adult in South Carolina pays close to $1,000 annually towards addiction related costs. Addicted individuals are often absent from work and less productive while on the job.
  • Healthcare costs related to drug addiction or alcoholism roughly total $195 million annually in South Carolina.
  • Alcohol-related illnesses and accidents account for 12% of all deaths in the state, and approximately 3,600 deaths each year. On the other hand, another 350 deaths each year are linked to substance abuse.
  • Drug abuse problems account for more than a half of all homeless cases in South Carolina.

Top inpatient and outpatient South Carolina drug rehab centers can successfully treat and rehabilitate all types of drug addiction problems including:


Though legal, alcohol is a very dangerous drug. In South Carolina, mortality rates resulting from alcohol-associated health problems are higher than the United States' average. During 2005, close to 455 South Carolina residents lost their lives to liver cirrhosis. Close to 19% of South Carolina adults are classified as risky drinkers' based on statewide heavy drinking and/or binge drinking reports.

Meth Addiction

Meth addition is a gradually growing problem in this state. According to the D.E.A., methamphetamine is commonly smuggled into South Carolina from California, Atlanta, and Mexico by private cars using Interstate 95 or Interstate 20. Meth and amphetamine abuse brings misery, health problems and eventually addiction to those who use it. Often, meth addicts exhibit erratic, violent behavior thus putting their own lives and those of their loved ones in considerably risk.

Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine addiction along with its sinister brother, crack addiction, has long remained South Carolina's major drug threat. In fact, crack addition itself accounts for close to 40% of all federal sentences in the state. Crack addicts may potentially suffer possible health problems such as paranoid psychosis, gastrointestinal complications, stroke and/or heart attack.

Choosing the Best Rehab Center

Deciding to turn over a new leaf and free oneself from alcohol or drug addiction is without a doubt a big undertaking. As a matter of fact, it may be one of the most life altering decisions that you or your loved ones ever makes. For this reason, it is important that a program is not selected until all the addicted individual's personal considerations and choices (e.g. choosing an upscale recovery program vs. an exclusively executive treatment program) have been taken into account. Talk to an advisor to get more info on finding a rehab center for you or your loved one.

Recovery Time

The length of recovery for drug or alcohol addiction depends on several factors. It starts with the individual, what kind of addition he or she has, and the severity of the dependence. Some addicts may require only outpatient services, where they remain at home during their rehabilitation process. For others however, an inpatient program is required at a residential drug rehab facility. Like in most other states, South Carolina rehabs offer everything from short-term, third-day alternatives of up to four months and even long-term solutions.

Drug Rehab Benefits

Choosing to enroll in a drug rehab program improves one's chances of leading a healthy and productive life. According to DAODAS, more than 70% of drug rehab graduates report no-alcohol use 90-120 days after they have completed treatment. Additionally, over 77% of alcohol and drug abuse clients are gainfully employed after 90-120 days of rehabilitation treatment. What's even more exciting is that close to 96% of teen clients report a significant reduction in expulsions, detention or suspensions 90-120 days after rehab.

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