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I. The 6 Best Rehabs in North Charleston, SC

To be sure we are recommending the best facilities, our team of researchers developed five core metrics to determine the quality of each treatment center. These metrics cover key aspects such as cost, treatment approaches, and rehab services provided. For more information, read the full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology.

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The 6 best rehab facilities in North Charleston, SC are:


Waypoint Recovery Center

Waypoint-Recovery-Center
5401 Netherby Lane, Suite 402
North Charleston, SC 29420
888-978-5188
Waypointrecoverycenter.com

Waypoint Recovery Center is a rehabilitation organization assisting adults experiencing addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Intensive outpatient therapy is available in North Charleston, while patients seeking residential treatment can attend Waypoint Recovery Center’s inpatient facility in nearby Cameron. The organization provides individualized treatments and encourages attendance at sober recreational skill-building sessions, 12-step meetings, and relapse prevention education, as well as involvement with the local AA or NA communities. Patients attending the outpatient program may receive individual, group, and family therapy sessions and the opportunity to gain the skills necessary to manage thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that can impede substance abuse recovery. A less intensive continuing care program is available for those who need to focus on relapse prevention.

What patients are saying:
The family of one former patient says, “Waypoint recovery is the most amazing, beautiful, inspiring, helpful Recovery Center we’ve encountered. My son has been through detox twice and has never found it within him to continue his recovery until entering Waypoint. Although it is not a lockdown, they all stay. No one wants to leave, just continue to receive. I encourage you all to regain hope and try or try again. I promise, you and they, are worth it.”

Reviews:

  • 3.87 stars
  • 7 reviews

Charleston Recovery Center

Charleston-Recovery-Center
2235 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414
843-718-2780
Charlestonrecoverycenter.com

Charleston Recovery Center is an adult-only recovery facility that specializes in long-term drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. The primary recovery community is situated on 6 acres of scenic woodland on Ashley River Road, and there are several sober living apartments for senior Charleston Recovery residents nearby. Programs typically last for 90 days or more, but a shorter 30-day program is available. While at the facility, addicts can take part in numerous recreational activities, including golf, swimming, and concert attendance, at no additional cost. Families are also encouraged to take part in recreational activities. Treatment consists of a mix of daily activities, including mindfulness, chores, workshops, and personal recovery time.

What patients are saying:
According to one five-star review from the family of a former patient, “My daughter went through a supervised detox and was never alone. She was surrounded by people who cared for her and had also “walked the walk”. I was able to speak occasionally with my daughter and the change in her voice and spirit was remarkable. She had joy and hope again.”

Reviews:

  • 4.91 stars
  • 19 reviews

Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health

Palmetto-Lowcountry-Behavioral-Health
2777 Speissegger Drive
Charleston, SC 29405
843-747-5830
Palmettobehavioralhealth.com

Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health offers a broad range of treatment programs for adults living with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. The inpatient program is designed for adults looking for an intensive 24-hour care environment to help minimize the acute symptoms of detoxification. The program assists patients to understand their addiction and learn relapse prevention skills. It features structured group therapy sessions, mental health treatment, additional education opportunities, and daily 12-step meetings, as well as medication management, if necessary. Once patients have completed the inpatient program, it’s possible to take part in additional outpatient courses, such as a partial hospitalization program or a half-day program to aid continued recovery.

What patients are saying:
One five-star review from a former patient says, “I just have to say that I am so grateful for this place. I have nothing but wonderful things to say. The staff was caring and professional and it made my stay there as comfortable as one can hope for. They have the whole day planned out for you. That way you can just concentrate on getting better. I would recommend this facility to anyone and everyone!”

Reviews:

  • 2.36 stars
  • 141 reviews

Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center

Charleston-Dorchester-Mental-Health-Center
2100 Charlie Hall Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29414
843-852-4100
Charlestondorchestermhc.org

Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center offers assistance to residents who struggle with basic daily living, safety, maintaining affordable living situations, and recovery from substance addiction. Substance abuse rehabilitation programs can include a focus on mental health so that patients also get the assistance they need to deal with co-occurring mental illnesses. During substance abuse recovery, addicts may attend both individual and group therapy sessions. They also have the option to participate in individual placement and support opportunities that may enhance employability. For those in a psychiatric crisis, the center offers assessments, referrals, psychiatric services, and short-term therapy.

What patients are saying:
One former patient says, “I thank you for all of your available services. I thank you for helping me. And, I thank you for saving my life.” The family of another patient also praised the facility, saying, “Excellent care for my daughter… Attentive, caring, and professional…5 Stars.”

Reviews:

  • 2.4 stars
  • 27 reviews

Ernest Kennedy Center

Ernest-Kennedy-Center
306 Airport Drive
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
843-761-8272
Ekcenter.org

The Ernest Kennedy Center provides services to adolescents, adults, and families dealing with substance abuse and dependence. The center uses an approach that focuses on the person as a whole, not just their addiction. It provides personalized rehabilitation services that take into account individual strengths, abilities, and preferences for treatment, such as group therapy, art therapy, or spiritual focus. Alcohol, tobacco, and drug users attend an assessment and scheduled treatment planning appointment to determine the most appropriate rehabilitation plan. Standard and intensive outpatient treatment plans are available, ranging from a group or individual therapy session once or twice per week to a minimum of nine hours per week. Both types enable addicts to maintain commitments to school, family, and communities with minimum disruption.

What patients are saying:
One patient says, “This place has been heaven-sent to me. I had to originally go because of probation, but I am off probation now and still thriving only because of my counselors. They have helped me maintain my bipolar disorder too. I love everyone there too. If you need help getting clean, they can definitely help you.”

Reviews:

  • 3.06 stars
  • 13 reviews

Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Commission

Dorchester-Alcohol-and-Drug-Commission
500 North Main Street, Suite 4
Summerville, SC 29483
843-871-4790
Dadc.org

Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Commission is an outpatient treatment and prevention center assisting men and women to overcome substance dependence and substance abuse. Women also have the option to attend a women-only outpatient program. Its outpatient rehabilitation services are designed to treat severe addictions to alcohol, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, opioids, prescription, and other drugs. Patients attend three-hour group sessions on four evenings per week, and family involvement is encouraged during intensive outpatient treatment. Counselors work with group members to establish healthy coping mechanisms, provide a moral support network, and develop an individualized relapse prevention plan. After completion of the intensive outpatient program, addicts can attend a continuing care group that provides transitional treatment and has an open-ended format to encourage continued sobriety.

What patients are saying:
One former patient says, “Thank you for helping me! I learned so much from these classes!” and “This is a great introduction to 12 step programs and can offer in-depth information for recovery,” says another five-star reviewer.

Reviews:

  • 3.7 stars
  • 6 reviews

II. Methodology

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), there are 12 substance abuse treatment centers in the North Charleston area. To determine which provide the highest quality of treatment and the most resources for recovery, we used the following five core metrics to evaluate each facility.

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For more information, feel free to read a full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology.

III. Getting Help in North Charleston

Start by determining your coverage

To determine your best options for a rehabilitation center, it is important to first learn about your health insurance coverage. Reach out to your private or healthcare marketplace insurance provider to find out which substance abuse treatment centers are available to you. Regardless of the type of coverage you have, both public and private insurance companies must cover substance abuse treatment for qualified individuals.

To learn more about addiction and the rehabilitation process in your state, read our guide to rehab in South Carolina.

Use our database to find a treatment center near you

The tool below lists all of the treatment centers in the state of South Carolina recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Enter your zip code and select the filter icon to find relevant treatment centers near you.

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    IV. North Charleston Rehab FAQs

    Do I need to go to rehab?

    Substance abuse and addiction have high costs, often adversely affecting work performance, personal relationships, and your physical health. To help you determine if you may be addicted, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has an Alcohol Use Screening and a Substance Abuse Screening to help you find out.

    How long does rehab last?

    Different programs and levels of addiction require different program lengths. Common rehab lengths are:

    How much does drug rehab cost?

    Pricing depends on the program, services, and amenities offered. Typically, outpatient programs are cheaper than inpatient, and live-in inpatient facilities are the most expensive. To learn more, read our guide on The Cost of Rehab.

    How does rehab work?

    Rehab is made up of four basic steps:

    • Assessment
    • Detox
    • Therapy
    • Aftercare

    To learn more about the rehab process and each step, read our guide to The Addiction Rehabilitation Process.

    How important is aftercare? 

    One of the most important steps in the rehabilitation process is aftercare – the continuing support and accountability offered through counseling and 12-Step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

    To find an AA or NA meeting near you, use the directory below.

    NameCityProgramTelephoneSpanish Hotline
    Central Carolina Area NACentral Carolina Area (Greater Columbia)NA(803) 254-6262N/A
    GAP Area NAGAP Area (Anderson)NA(800) 992-5305N/A
    Grand Strand IntergroupMyrtle BeachAA(843) 445-7119N/A
    Greater Columbia Area NAGreater Columbia Area (Bamberg, Columbia, Orangeburg)NA(803) 254-6262N/A
    Greater Columbia IntergroupColumbiaAA(803) 254-5301N/A
    Greater Pee Dee Area NAGreater Pee Dee Area (Darlington, Florence, Hartsville, Kingstree)NAN/AN/A
    Greenville IntergroupGreenvilleAA(864) 233-6454;(864) 233-6446N/A
    Keep it Simple Area NAKeep it Simple Area (Chester, Clover, Fort Mill, Lancaster, Rock Hill, York)NA(866) 463-5771N/A
    Lowcountry IntergroupBlufftonAA(888) 534-0192N/A
    North Central Carolina Area NANorth Central Carolina Area (Boiling Springs, Duncan, Gaffney, Greer, Inman, Spartanburg)NA(800) 465-4954N/A
    Port City Area NAPort City Area (Greater Metro Charleston)NA(843) 852-3001N/A
    South Coastal Area NASouth Coastal Area (Greater Southern Charleston, Hilton Head Island)NA(843) 852-3001N/A
    Sun City Area NASun City Area (Myrtle Beach, Georgetown)NA(866) 515-8962;(843) 449-6262N/A
    Tri-County IntergroupNorth CharlestonAA(843) 723-9633;(843) 554-2998N/A
    Upper South Carolina Area NAUpper South Carolina Area (Greater Greenville)NA(864) 282-0109N/A

    For more FAQs visit our rehab FAQ page.