Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Georgetown SC

It’s not always easy to recognize alcoholism and drug addiction. For some people the slide toward bottom happens very quickly and it’s easily detected. Someone in the grip of addiction is typically so consumed with alcohol or drugs that little else matters. Personal appearance, responsibilities, normal activities, relationships, sleep and eating patterns all deteriorate.

Counseling Center of Georgetown Inc
(843) 527-8118
906 Prince Street
Georgetown, SC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Spartanburg Alc and D A Commission
(864) 582-7588
187 West Broad Street
Spartanburg, SC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Serenity Place
(864) 467-3751
6 Dunean Street
Greenville, SC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children

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Dorchester County Commission on
(843) 871-4790
500 North Main Street
Summerville, SC
Hotline
(843) 871-4790
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

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Cherokee County Commission on
(864) 487-2721
201 West Montgomery Street
Gaffney, SC
Hotline
(866) 331-4793
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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LRADAC/The Behavioral Health Center of
(803) 733-1372
1435 Platt Springs Road
West Columbia, SC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

Data Provided by:
Don Foster and Associates Inc
(864) 235-5666
104 Mills Avenue
Greenville, SC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Starting Point of Florence Inc
(843) 673-9320
797 North Cashua Drive
Florence, SC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women

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LRC Substance Abuse and
(803) 740-9298
322-A South Lake Drive
Lexington, SC
Hotline
(803) 740-9298
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Seniors/older adults, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Medical University of South Carolina
(843) 792-5212
67 President Street
Charleston, SC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

It’s not always easy to recognize alcoholism and drug addiction. For some people the slide toward bottom happens very quickly and it’s easily detected. Someone in the grip of addiction is typically so consumed with alcohol or drugs that little else matters. Personal appearance, responsibilities, normal activities, relationships, sleep and eating patterns all deteriorate. Others are high-functioning and can hide their alcoholism and drug addiction for long periods of time before it begins to interfere with their life.

Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction: Patterns

Someone who is struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction will typically have certain patterns of usage. For example, the must-have nightly cocktails, always having alcohol available in the house or at social functions, mood swings that could indicate someone is high or coming down off of a high, unusual sleeping patterns, isolating, leaving the house at odd hours, frequent visits to the doctor complaining of symptoms that require pain medication – these are patterns to watch.

If alcohol or drug usage is not interfering with an individual’s ability to manage life or relationships, then it’s not yet at a problem level. Some people can use alcohol and drugs for recreational purposes while others get hooked immediately. The best indication is the manageability of a person’s life.

Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction: Appearance

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