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Drug Rehabs in South Carolina

Last updated on: Friday, 19 January 2024
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When searching for rehab in South Carolina, finding a facility that offers well-rounded treatment is essential. However, this can be challenging when not knowing where to look. DRS created a listing of drug and alcohol rehabs in South Carolina. This includes long-term drug rehab and detox centers. Each program has a detailed description of its services—this will help to make an informed decision.

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List of Rehabs in South Carolina

Below is a list of the different drug rehabs in South Carolina. Each listing provides information on the types of services provided and the payment options available. You can also find accreditations and certifications to help you determine if the rehab center is trusted and has the expertise you are looking for. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist.

Our editorial and medical expert team conducts thorough research on the websites of the drug rehab centers listed in our directory. They regularly review these websites to ensure the information is up to date and comprehensive. Our experts also provide reviews to help you gain a better understanding of the services offered at each facility.

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Rehab Services

Reviewed: August 15, 2023

Oaks Recovery Center is a substance use treatment center. After examining the website, we found that the program offers help to men and women. The facility is not a detox center, hospital, or mental health facility. It utilizes 12-step facilitation with a 42-day program and a four-month program. The women’s program can accommodate four clients, and the men’s facility can accommodate six clients.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Experiential Therapy
- Faith-Based
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step

Trust Factors

- Member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers

Medical Staff: Certified Peer Support Specialists through the South Carolina Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors

711 E Scotch Cross Rd, Greenwood, SC

Reviewed: August 15, 2023

Miracle Hill Ministries, Overcomers Center for Men is a residential addiction recovery program for men. After reviewing the website, we found that the program is Christ-centered and adapts the twelve steps from a biblical perspective. In addition, counseling and life skills are offered. The program is a minimum of seven months, followed by transitional housing.

Rehab Settings

- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Men

Payment Options

- Low-Cost Options
- Payment Assistance
- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Ryan Duerk, BS in Experimental Psychology, Certified Biblical Counselor | President & CEO

1916 N. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC

Reviewed: August 15, 2023

Miracle Hill Ministries, Renewal for Women is a residential treatment program for women. After examining the website, we found that the program is faith-based and uses 12-step methods from a biblical perspective. Clients are required to stay a minimum of seven months. Transitional housing is provided after treatment.

Rehab Settings

- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Military
- Relapse Prevention
- Women

Payment Options

- Low-Cost Options
- Payment Assistance
- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Ryan Duerk, BS in Experimental Psychology, Certified Biblical Counselor | President & CEO

19 Graves Drive, Greenville, SC

Reviewed: August 15, 2023

Phoenix Center, Serenity Place Women Residential, is a residential treatment center for pregnant women. After reviewing the website, we found that the program works with pregnant women, young mothers, and their preschool-age children. There is space available for 16 women with up to two children each. The average length of stay is six months.

Rehab Settings

- Outpatient
- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Beds for Clients' Children
- Faith-Based
- Holistic
- Pregnant Women
- Relapse Prevention
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Twelve-Step
- Women

Payment Options

- Aetna
- Cigna
- Low-Cost Options
- Medicaid
- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment
- State-Financed
- Tricare/Military Insurance
- UnitedHealthcare

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited
- Licensed by the State of South Carolina

Medical Staff: Judy Dyer, PMHNP | Medical Services Manager
Priscilla Wilson, MSW | Clinical Supervision Director

6 Dunean Street, Greenville, SC

Reviewed: August 15, 2023

South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation, Aiken Office is a residential treatment center. After reviewing the website, we found the program is a voluntary four-week rehab center. Expedited admission is available for job retention service referrals. There are addiction counselors and trained and licensed nurses. In addition, there is job preparedness instruction.

Rehab Settings

- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Experiential Therapy
- Family Programs
- Nutritional Therapy
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Trust Factors

- Partnered with the State of South Carolina

Medical Staff: Addictions counselors & licensed nurses

855 York St. N.E., Aiken, SC

Reviewed: August 15, 2023

South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation, Anderson Office is a substance use treatment center. After examining the website, we found that clients must have a physical or mental barrier to employment and need help to overcome it before accessing services. The services include disability management, training, job search, and job retention services.

Rehab Settings

- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Experiential Therapy
- Family Programs
- Nutritional Therapy
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Trust Factors

- Partnered with the State of South Carolina

Medical Staff: Addictions counselors & licensed nurses

3001 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Anderson, SC

Reviewed: August 15, 2023

South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation, Beaufort Office offers substance abuse recovery. After reviewing the website, we found that the program is a four-week residential facility. It helps clients at risk of losing employment or gaining new employment. Substance use treatment helps to provide job preparedness instruction.

Rehab Settings

- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Experiential Therapy
- Family Programs
- Nutritional Therapy
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Trust Factors

- Partnered with the State of South Carolina

Medical Staff: Addictions counselors & licensed nurses

747 Robert Smalls Parkway, Beaufort, SC

Reviewed: August 15, 2023

South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation, Bennettsville Office helps clients maintain employment and find new work who are struggling with addiction. After examining the website, we found that clients can attend a four-week residential program. There is expedited admission for job retention service referrals.

Rehab Settings

- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Experiential Therapy
- Family Programs
- Nutritional Therapy
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Trust Factors

- Partnered with the State of South Carolina

Medical Staff: Addictions counselors & licensed nurses

1029 SC-9, Bennettsville, SC

Reviewed: August 15, 2023

South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Camden Office provides substance use treatment. After reviewing the website, we found that there are services for youth and adults. Clients can attend a four-week program. Treatment is designed to help people who need job retention or are starting a new job and struggling with addiction.

Rehab Settings

- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Experiential Therapy
- Family Programs
- Nutritional Therapy
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Trust Factors

- Partnered with the State of South Carolina

Medical Staff: Addictions counselors & licensed nurses

15 Battleship Road Ext., Camden, SC

Reviewed: August 15, 2023

South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Clinton Office is a residential treatment program. After examining the website, we found that the program provides a four-week program. Clients can access addiction counselors, training, and licensed nurses in a structured environment. Expedited admission is available for job retention service referrals.

Rehab Settings

- Residential
- Short-Term Inpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Aftercare
- Experiential Therapy
- Family Programs
- Nutritional Therapy
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Trust Factors

- Partnered with the State of South Carolina

Medical Staff: Addictions counselors & licensed nurses

22861 Highway 76 E, Clinton, SC

Reviewed: November 7, 2023

Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County is a substance use treatment program. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer intensive outpatient treatment, counseling, medication-assisted treatment, and family counseling. They offer sliding fee scales and accept Medicaid and most major insurance.

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Meth
Opioids

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Interventionist
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Aftercare
- Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP)
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Drug Test
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Cigna
- Low-Cost Options
- Medicaid
- Payment Assistance
- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment
- Sliding Fee Scale
- Tricare/Military Insurance
- UnitedHealthcare

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited
- LegitScript Certified
- Partnered with the State of South Carolina

Medical Staff: Angela Nicholson, CAC II, BAP, MSC | Clinical Counselor
Dave M., B.Sc(Psych) | Clinical Counselor

309 East Main Street, Pickens, SC

Reviewed: November 7, 2023

Cornerstone Abbeville offers substance use treatment services. After DRS examined the website, we found this includes employee assistance programs, intensive outpatient, and peer support. There are multiple locations, and they offer priority admissions. The Abbeville location offers outpatient treatment and help for pregnant women IV drug users.

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Marijuana
Meth
Opioids

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP)
- ASL or Assistance for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
- DOT SAP
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Family Programs
- Holistic
- Pregnant Women
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Addicts with HIV/AIDS
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Workplace Drug Services

Payment Options

- Aetna
- Cigna
- Employee Assistance Programs
- Low-Cost Options
- Medicaid
- Payment Assistance
- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment
- Tricare/Military Insurance
- UnitedHealthcare

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Professional staff includes credentialed prevention professionals, nationally certified addictions counselors, licensed social workers, and DOT recognized Substance Abuse Professionals.

103 Whitehall Street, Abbeville, SC

Reviewed: November 7, 2023

Cornerstone Edgefield location offers substance use disorder treatment. After DRS reviewed the website, we found clients can access outpatient support and other programs. The outpatient program offers standard and intensive outpatient treatment. Clients schedule their appointments with counselors.

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Marijuana
Meth
Opioids

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP)
- ASL or Assistance for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
- DOT SAP
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Family Programs
- Holistic
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Addicts with HIV/AIDS
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Workplace Drug Services

Payment Options

- Aetna
- Cigna
- Employee Assistance Programs
- Low-Cost Options
- Medicaid
- Payment Assistance
- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment
- Tricare/Military Insurance
- UnitedHealthcare

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Professional staff includes credentialed prevention professionals, nationally certified addictions counselors, licensed social workers, and DOT recognized Substance Abuse Professionals.

603 Augusta Rd, Edgefield, SC

Reviewed: November 7, 2023

Cornerstone, Greenwood location, is a drug and alcohol treatment program. After DRS examined the website, we found they offer intensive and standard outpatient treatment. Clients can also access other behavioral health services, and priority treatment is available.

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Marijuana
Meth
Opioids

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP)
- ASL or Assistance for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
- DOT SAP
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Family Programs
- Holistic
- Pregnant Women
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Addicts with HIV/AIDS
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Workplace Drug Services

Payment Options

- Aetna
- Cigna
- Employee Assistance Programs
- Low-Cost Options
- Medicaid
- Payment Assistance
- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment
- Tricare/Military Insurance
- UnitedHealthcare

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Professional staff includes credentialed prevention professionals, nationally certified addictions counselors, licensed social workers, and DOT recognized Substance Abuse Professionals.

1612 Rivers Street, Greenwood, SC

Reviewed: November 7, 2023

Cornerstone McCormick location is a substance use treatment program providing outpatient services. After DRS reviewed the website, we found people can access different behavioral health services. Priority treatment is offered to pregnant women drug users.

Substances Treated

Alcohol
Marijuana
Meth
Opioids

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP)
- ASL or Assistance for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
- DOT SAP
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Family Programs
- Holistic
- Pregnant Women
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Addicts with HIV/AIDS
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Workplace Drug Services

Payment Options

- Aetna
- Cigna
- Employee Assistance Programs
- Low-Cost Options
- Medicaid
- Payment Assistance
- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment
- Tricare/Military Insurance
- UnitedHealthcare

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Professional staff includes credentialed prevention professionals, nationally certified addictions counselors, licensed social workers, and DOT recognized Substance Abuse Professionals.

504 North Mine Street, McCormick, SC

Reviewed: November 7, 2023

Counseling Services of Lancaster provides prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery. After DRS examined the website, we found clients can access counseling, referrals, and other forms of behavioral health services. Medicaid and other third-party payments are accepted.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Aftercare
- ASL or Assistance for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Family Programs
- Holistic
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals

Payment Options

- Aetna
- Cigna
- Low-Cost Options
- Medicaid
- Payment Assistance
- Private Health Insurance
- State-Financed
- UnitedHealthcare

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Robin Catoe, M Ed., LPC, ADC | Senior Clinical Counselor
Jessica Lee, MA, LPC, CS | Treatment Director

114 South Main Street, Lancaster, SC

Reviewed: November 7, 2023

Dorchester County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse provides prevention, intervention, and treatment services. After DRS examined the website, we found there are outpatient programs for women and men. In addition, there are counseling services. The program accepts Medicaid and private insurance plans.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP)
- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Family Programs
- Holistic
- Military
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Workplace Drug Services

Payment Options

- Aetna
- Cigna
- Low-Cost Options
- Medicaid
- Medicare
- Payment Assistance
- Private Health Insurance
- Self Payment
- Sliding Fee Scale
- State-Financed
- Tricare/Military Insurance
- UnitedHealthcare

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Masters level addiction counselors

320 Midland Parkway, Suite C, Summerville, SC

Reviewed: November 7, 2023

The ALPHA Behavioral Health Center, Camden location, offers treatment and prevention services. After DRS reviewed the website, we found there are programs for adults and children and youth services. The program accepts Medicaid and most health insurance plans.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Family Programs
- Holistic
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders
- Spanish-Speaking

Payment Options

- Employee Assistance Programs
- Medicaid
- Self Payment
- Tricare/Military Insurance

Trust Factors

- Certified by the National Health Service Corps (NHSC)

Medical Staff: Certified counselors

709 Mill Street, Camden, SC

Reviewed: November 7, 2023

The ALPHA Behavioral Health Center Chesterfield location provides substance use treatment. After DRS examined the website, we found that part of their treatment services involves medication-assisted treatment for opioid and alcohol addiction. The program accepts Medicaid and other health insurance plans.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Family Programs
- Holistic
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Services for DUI/DWI Offenders

Payment Options

- Employee Assistance Programs
- Medicaid
- Self Payment
- Tricare/Military Insurance

Trust Factors

- Certified by the National Health Service Corps (NHSC)

Medical Staff: Certified counselors

1218 East Boulevard, Chesterfield, SC

Reviewed: February 8, 2024

The Forrester Center for Behavioral Health is a substance use treatment center. After DRS examined the website, we found that they are nationally credentialed through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the SC Department of Health. They offer adult and adolescent programs. They accept most forms of insurance, including Medicaid.

Rehab Settings

- Assessment
- Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- Outpatient
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Adolescents
- Adults
- Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP)
- Drug Prevention and Education
- Men
- Pregnant Women
- Relapse Prevention
- Services for Criminal Justice Clients
- Substance Abuse Counseling
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Couples
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Families
- Substance Abuse Counseling for Individuals
- Women
- Workplace Drug Services

Payment Options

- Medicaid
- Self Payment

Trust Factors

- CARF-Accredited

Medical Staff: Joe Pinilla, MPH, CSPS, MCHES | Director of Prevention & Community Programs
Jamison Smith, CAC II | Director of Treatment Services

129 Dillon Drive, Spartanburg, SC

Reviewed: February 27, 2024

Adult and Teen Challenge of South Carolina is a long-term residential drug rehab program. After DRS examined the website, we found it is a faith-based Christian discipleship program. They offer Christian discipleship, educational opportunities, and work skill experience. The admission application is found online.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men

Trust Factors

- Adult & Teen Challenge (ATC) Accredited

20515 N. Fraser, Georgetown, SC

Reviewed: February 27, 2024

Faith Home is a Christian recovery program for alcoholics and drug addicts. After we examined the website, we found they offer a faith-based eight-week program. It is a comprehensive in-patient residential recovery program provided at no cost. An online application is available.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Women

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options
- Self Payment

Medical Staff: Licensed Addictions Counselors

309 Washington Street, Abbeville, SC

Reviewed: February 27, 2024

Faith Home Cowpens is a Christian-based recovery program for people struggling with drug addiction. After DRS reviewed the website, we found they are a Christ-centered 12-step recovery program for men and women. They provide separate homes for men and women; the program is eight weeks long.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Men

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Medical Staff: Licensed Addictions Counselors

180 Battleground Road, Cowpens, SC

Reviewed: February 27, 2024

Faith Home Inc. Christian Alcohol and Drug Rehab is a Christian recovery program for men and women. After reviewing the website, we found separate facilities for men and women. The program lasts eight weeks and is primarily a 12-step recovery program.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Faith-Based
- Men
- Relapse Prevention
- Twelve-Step

Payment Options

- Free or Low-Budget
- Low-Cost Options

Medical Staff: Licensed Addictions Counselors

144 Faith Home Road P.O. Box 39, Greenwood, SC

Reviewed: February 27, 2024

Grace Home is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program for men and women. After DRS examined the website, we found they have a 10-week residential program for men and a 13-week residential program for women. There is no charge for admission other than a small, refundable medical deposit for emergency purposes.

Rehab Settings

- Long-Term Inpatient
- Residential
- Substance Abuse Treatment

Services Offered

- Christian
- Faith-Based
- Women

501 Ltd Road, Vance, SC

South Carolina Long-Term Rehab

  • Long-term treatment offers the best chance for recovery and maintaining sobriety.
  • Programs in South Carolina provide a comprehensive approach, addressing various life issues beyond substance use.
  • Treatment duration is flexible, allowing sufficient time for overcoming addiction.
  • Residential facilities enable individuals to focus on recovery without everyday stressors.
  • Family counseling is included to improve family dynamics and mend relationships.
  • South Carolina offers numerous long-term treatment options for those with substance use issues.

Getting Help With Substance Use: The Basics

Paying for Treatment in South Carolina

Paying for treatment in South Carolina depends heavily on whether or not the person has health insurance coverage and if so, what type. Most treatment centers accept cash and insurance. Without health insurance, substance use treatment can be quite expensive. There are also rehabs that take Medicaid in South Carolina.

Using Private Insurance to pay for Drug Rehab in South Carolina

Private health insurance is generally accepted at more facilities than Medicaid, and these facilities are usually privately owned. They may offer different methods of treatment than what can be found in Medicaid programs and usually provide superior service to state-funded programs. Private programs often don’t accept Medicaid, so they are less utilized and have more available beds, making it faster to enroll and get started with recovery.

But not everyone can afford private health insurance or the cash price of treatment. And these people don’t always qualify for Medicaid, leaving them uninsured and in need of rehabilitation. Unfortunately, South Carolina is one of 12 states with no expanded Medicaid eligibility. This means that around 105,000 residents have no realistic access to healthcare because they cannot afford it, and the state doesn’t provide it. A person’s best chance in this scenario is to see if they qualify for a discounted policy through the state’s exchange marketplace. Or they can see if the facility itself offers any payment assistance.

The following insurers are available through the South Carolina Health Insurance Marketplace Guide 2023:

  • Ambetter/Absolute Total Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Molina
  • Select Health

Paying for Treatment when Uninsured

There’s still one option for those who still don’t qualify for assistance with health insurance. Some facilities in the state offer sliding-scale payment options. The person’s income is considered as a basis for a discounted rate. The cost may then be split into affordable payments so treatment can be started without delay.

But waiting to get someone insured when they need treatment is never recommended. If they don’t currently have coverage, it’s best to proceed with finding an affordable rehab than to wait and perhaps still not obtain coverage. You can contact one of the treatment specialists at DRS for more information on how to pay for treatment. Or contact the center directly.

Ask a Professional

  • What is the cost of drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in South Carolina?

    The cost of drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in South Carolina is based on length of time, amenities, location, and other factors; the averages include the following:

    • The average cost of inpatient drug rehab in South Carolina is $57,700. This price changes significantly.
    • The average cost of outpatient drug rehab in South Carolina is $1700. This is a baseline cost and increases with longer programs.
    • The average cost of drug and alcohol detox in South Carolina is between $200 and $1000 per day.
    • Low-cost and free drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs are available in South Carolina.
  • How long does someone have to remain at a drug and alcohol rehab center in South Carolina?

    The length of time someone must remain at a drug or alcohol rehab center in South Carolina varies and is entirely based on individual needs. Some of the average time frames include:

    • The average time spent at a detox program in South Carolina is seven days.
    • The average length of stay at an inpatient drug rehab program in South Carolina is 28 to 60 days. Yet some residential programs can last three to twelve months.
    • The average time spent attending an outpatient drug rehab program in South Carolina is 12 to 18 weeks.
  • What are the most commonly abused licit or illicit drugs in South Carolina?

    According to local treatment admissions, the most commonly used substances in South Carolina are marijuana and amphetamines.

    If you begin to notice a loved one exhibiting the signs of a marijuana or amphetamine addiction, it is critical to intervene. Marijuana is considered a gateway drug leading to the use of other substances.

  • Want to know more?

    The questions from Addicted.org’s “Learn from our Experts” are answered by Michael Leach, CCMA. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at mike@addicted.org.

DRS’ Evaluation of Rehabs in South Carolina

South Carolina has a statewide network of licensed and nationally accredited substance use treatment providers overseen by the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services. There are a good amount of private programs and those provided by the state. Our experts recommend contacting more than one facility and asking about availability. If there is a waitlist, place a name on this list.

Regarding payment, roughly three-quarters of the programs accept Medicaid or private health insurance. Less than half take state-financed health insurance plans other than Medicaid. A small portion provides a sliding fee scale for clients. However, over half of the services offer their treatment options at no charge or minimal payment for clients who cannot pay.

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Michael Leach is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, who has over 5 years of experience working in the field of addiction. He spent his career working under the board-certified Addictionologist Dr. Rohit Adi. His experience includes working with families during their loved one’s stay in treatment, helping those with substance abuse issues find treatment, and teaching life skills to patients in a recovery atmosphere. Though he has worked in many different areas of rehabilitation, the majority of his time was spent working one on one with patients who were actively withdrawing from drugs. Withdrawal and the fear of going through it is one biggest reason why an addict continues to use and can be the most difficult part of the rehabilitation process. His experience in the withdrawal atmosphere has taught him that regardless of what approach a person takes to get off drugs, there are always mental and emotional obstacles that need to be overcome. He believes having someone there to help a person through these obstacles can make all the difference during the withdrawal process.

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Dr. Rohit S. Adi is certified in addiction medicine, through examination, by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. While in Louisiana, he worked as an emergency-room physician at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, but then transferred to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, where he works to this day. Holding numerous positions throughout his medical career, Dr. Adi has seen the devastating effects caused by drugs and alcohol. Having the ability to do something about the problem, he co-founded a holistic drug rehabilitation center in Louisiana, where he serves as the facility’s Medical Director.