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The Top Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers in South Carolina (2022)

In This Guide

  • Trident Medical, BriteLife, Morris Village, and 7 other treatment centers. View All

  • Each treatment center on this page has: (a) The Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission for addiction services, CARF Accreditation, and/or has been verified by SAMHSA (b) Composite online review scores of 2.6/5 stars or better, (c) Programs that effectively treat dual diagnosis disorders.

  • Find trusted South Carolina recovery resources including 5 crisis hotlines, 3 overdose prevention organizations, and 4 support groups.

  • For additional support check out our guide to the best drug rehab centers in South Carolina.

Browse Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers in South Carolina

Trident Medical Center

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9330 Medical Plaza Drive, Charleston, South Carolina, 29406
Online Reviews: A
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Trident Medical Center provides many different healthcare services to all of their residents, including access to substance abuse treatments and programs that also address possible co-occurring disorders. The inpatient drug treatment programs available include cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy if needed, family therapy, group therapy, pet therapy, relaxation training, and any other services that these clients may need. Outpatient services are primarily made up of various group therapies. Topics may include anger management, communication skills, coping skill development, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness meditation, self-esteem, medication management, and time management. Trident Medical Center accepts most health insurance plans as well as Medicare and self-pay options.

What they treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, and trauma.

Levels of Care
Dual Diagnosis, Inpatient Treatment, IOP, PHP


Waypoint Recovery Center – Cameron

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499 Wild Hearts Road, Cameron, South Carolina, 29030
Online Reviews: B+
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Waypoint Recovery Center does provide several different levels of care to their residents and clients, allowing for increased individualization of services and lengths of care so that clients receive the most effective programs possible for their specific situation. All programs begin with an assessment, providing clinicians and clients the time needed to determine which areas of their lives are in need and which treatment services best address them. If the individual needs detox services, Waypoint Recovery does provide that. Clients have access to medication assistance, individual therapy, family programs, group therapy, skill-building, 12-step programs, addiction education, relapse prevention training, psychoeducation, and recreational activities. Waypoint does also provide different alumni services so that all of their clients, past and present, continue to have a support system and place to go when they are in need of help.

What they treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety and depression.

Levels of Care
Aftercare, Detox, Dual Diagnosis, IOP, MAT, Outpatient, Residential Treatment


BriteLife Recovery

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2200 Main Street, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, 29926
Online Reviews: B
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BriteLife Recovery provides dual diagnosis substance abuse treatment programs across several different states. The South Carolina location is evidence-based while also providing client-centric services, allowing each individual to play an active role in the recovery process. Despite all of the variables that go into planning each program and determining the length of treatment, this facility actually emphasizes aftercare planning from the very beginning so as to prepare their clients for the outside world. The BriteLife facility in South Carolina gives access to a pool, outdoor recreational areas, chef-prepared meals, adventure therapies, beach trips, and updated living spaces that promote overall healing. Treatment options available include medication assistance, trauma-informed care, family therapy, support groups, cognitive behavioral therapy, gender-specific programs, nutritional counseling, and various other treatment services that may be vital in addressing drug addiction and any mental health disorders that the client may also be suffering from. Because they are an evidence-based program, clients may also have the opportunity to participate in motivational interviewing, EMDR, and 12-step integration.

What they treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and depression.

Levels of Care
Dual Diagnosis, IOP, MAT, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization

Editorial Note
BriteLife is another facility that is not accredited, but we have chosen to include them in this list of best rehabs for South Carolina because of their reviews, access to services, and general lack of accredited facilities.


Carolina Center for Behavioral Health

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2700 East Phillips Road, Greer, South Carolina, 29650
Online Reviews: B
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The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health is a dual diagnosis substance abuse treatment facility that also provides mental health services to clients suffering from co-occurring conditions. They provide programs to adults, adolescents, and older adults. These programs include group therapy, psychoeducational groups, relapse prevention planning, 12-step programs, medication management, and activity therapies. The Carolina Center does also offer stabilization services and withdrawal management, allowing clients to get sober under the supervision of medical professionals who can make this process as painless as possible. The Carolina Center accepts health insurance plans, Medicare, and Medicaid.

What they treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, PTSD, psychotic disorders, and psychiatric-only treatments.

Levels of Care
Detox, Dual Diagnosis, Inpatient Treatment, IOP, MAT, Outpatient, PHP


Aiken Regional Medical Centers

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302 University Parkway, Aiken, South Carolina, 29801
Online Reviews: B
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The recovery program through Aiken Regional is for adult men and women over the age of 18. Clients have the choice of using various services in their treatment programs such as psychiatric medications, cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation training, anger management, stress management, communication, relapse prevention training, and addiction education. The goal really is to provide access to the services that each client needs in order to develop coping skills that help them to live successful lives while remaining sober. Length of care depends entirely on the individual and their progression through their individually designed program. Most insurance plans cover the services offered and clients are also able to use Medicare, Medicaid, or TriCare to pay for services.

What they treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.

Levels of Care
Detox, Dual Diagnosis, Inpatient Treatment, IOP, PHP


Waypoint Recovery Center – North Charleston

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5401 Netherby Lane Suite 402, North Charleston, South Carolina, 29420
Online Reviews: C+
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This specific location of Waypoint Recovery Center offers an intensive outpatient program. Clients participate in services and interventions that address their specific dependency issues, drug abuse, and alcohol addiction as well as mental health issues they may also struggle with. Treatment services include multiple family group therapy, individual therapy, process groups, addiction education, skill-building, and peer support programs. As an outpatient program, clients are able to fit their services around everyday life and the responsibilities that keep them from enrolling in a full-time inpatient program. Group therapies make up the majority of treatment, allowing clients to work with their peers and establish support groups.

What they treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety and depression.

Levels of Care
Dual Diagnosis, IOP


Morris Village

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610 Faison Drive, Columbia, South Carolina, 29203
Online Reviews: C+
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Morris Village provides both mental health treatments and addiction services for clients struggling with drug or alcohol abuse. They are an evidence-based facility, focused on providing intensive and comprehensive services immediately and then providing community support and peer-led services once that program is over. All clients will have access to assessments, allowing them to work with their clinician in order to determine which services would be most effective in treating those co-occurring disorders. Their treatment team will consist of medical professionals, nurses, clinicians, and activity therapists. Some of the available treatment options include 12-step methods, group therapy, individual therapy, recovery dynamics and education, family counseling, activity therapy, and vocational assistance.

What they treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety and depression.

Levels of Care
MAT, Inpatient Treatment, Detox, Dual Diagnosis


Charleston Center

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5 Charleston Center Drive, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401
Online Reviews: C
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The Charleston Center combines prevention, intervention, and education services in order to treat substance use problems. Though these treatment programs are offered to adults over the age of 18, Charleston Center does provide childcare services for pregnant women or women with children under the age of five years old so that the mother is able to receive care without worrying about childcare. Some of the services this facility offers are withdrawal management, medication assistance through methadone or Suboxone, drug testing, addiction education, risk reduction activities, and safety action programs. The Charleston Center does also offer an inpatient program for up to 64 men at a time who have been incarcerated for drug-related charges. The goal of this program is to provide 12 weeks of services that may help to rehabilitate these inmates through services like cognitive reframing, HIV awareness education, 12-step services, Seeking Safety groups, family dynamics counseling, and anger management.

What they treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety and depression.

Levels of Care
Detox, Dual Diagnosis, Inpatient Treatment, MAT, Outpatient


LRADAC

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2711 Colonial Drive, Columbia, South Carolina, 29203
Online Reviews: C
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All services and programs offered through LRADAC are tailored to fit the specific needs and recovery goals of each individual. This allows treatment teams to address individual symptoms and conditions in the most effective ways possible which can promote longer-term success and sobriety. As a non-profit organization, LRADAC’s goal is to make prevention, intervention, education, and treatment services more accessible to residents in the area. They do offer services to adults and adolescents. LRADAC offers various types of counseling, case management, job training, life skills development, peer support groups, community outreach, gender-specific programs, medication assistance, education, and drug screenings. LRADAC does charge for their services at a low cost, and they do accept some health insurance programs, Medicare, and Medicaid.

What they treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety and depression.

Levels of Care
MAT, Outpatient, Detox, Dual Diagnosis


MUSC Institute of Psychiatry

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67 President Street, Charleston, South Carolina, 29425
Online Reviews: C
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The Center for Drug and Alcohol Program is the area of MUSC Institute of Psychiatry’s treatment program where they address a wide variety of addictions, specifically including opioid use disorders and alcohol addiction. Available services include psychiatric evaluations, medication assistance, interventions, biomarker screenings, recovery activities, skill development classes, group therapy, individual counseling, family-inclusive programs, CBT, motivational interviewing, 12-step programs, and medication management. Specific services are picked in order to develop a comprehensive outpatient program, allowing clients to fit their treatment around outside responsibilities.

What they treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety and depression.

Levels of Care
Dual Diagnosis, IOP, MAT, Outpatient


South Carolina Addiction & Mental Health Resources

  • Alcoholics Anonymous South Carolina: 12-step AA support groups are often a key piece of treatment for alcohol addiction, and they are especially useful for longer-term support following the completion of a program. This website provides South Carolina residents with access to meetings all across the state so that they are able to find one closest to them. People can also find different information about these groups, committees, and different events taking place around the area.

    South Carolina Narcotics Anonymous: NA meetings are very similar to AA meetings in that they provide community support to men and women who may struggle with any type of drug addiction. This website offers access to information about NA, individual meetings taking place across the state, and other events happening in the area that members may want to participate in.

    Al-Anon Family Groups of South Carolina: Al-Anon and Alateen are support groups offered to family members, friends, and loved ones of men and women who struggle with any type of addiction. These groups are a critical piece of dealing with addiction within the home and can provide information about how to cope, ways to address the addiction problems, and can offer support for members to share their stories. This is a safe space for people who know an addict, especially for kids whose parents struggle with addiction. This website provides access to South Carolina-specific meetings and events.

Our Grading System

We assign letter grades to each center based on their cumulative online review ratings:

A
4.3 – 5 Stars

B
3.5 – 4.2 Stars

C
2.6 – 3.4 Stars

D
2 – 2.5 Stars

F
2 Stars