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Dorchester Counseling Services | Located In Summerville, SC

Dorchester Counseling Services is located in Summerville, South Carolina. Dorchester Counseling Services is division of Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Commission. It offers a multi-disciplinary, integrated approach to the treatment of alcohol and other drug addiction and mental health disorders.

Dorchester Counseling Services

112 West 4th North Street
Summerville, SC 29483

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Dorchester Counseling Services is located in Summerville, South Carolina. Dorchester Counseling Services is division of Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Commission. It offers a multi-disciplinary, integrated approach to the treatment of alcohol and other drug addiction and mental health disorders.


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Levels Of Care

Outpatient: Dorchester Alcohol & Drug Commission offers outpatient treatment for individuals in need of a higher level of intervention than community based support groups and a lower level of service than intensive outpatient or day treatment programs. Their highly trained clinicians certified in Chemical Addictions can offer you individual, group and family therapies. In addition, their counselors have extensive experience working with individuals who have both mental health concerns and substance use problems. Intensive Outpatient: The Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Commission’s Intensive Outpatient Program is a comprehensive treatment program for men and women with substance abuse or substance dependence problems. Designed to treat serious addictions to alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, opioids, prescription and other drugs, their specially trained Masters level addiction counselors are dedicated to meeting your individual needs. Without the high cost of inpatient or residential programs, clients receive a schedule of 3-hour groups 4 evenings per week. Intervention Services: Intervention services helps family or friends of addicts stage an intervention, which is a meeting in which loved ones share their concerns and attempt to get an addict into treatment. Professional intervention specialists can help loved ones organize, gather, and communicate with an addict. They can guide intervention participants in describing the damage the addict\'s behavior is causing and that outside help is necessary to address the addiction. The ideal outcome of an intervention is for the addict to go to rehab and get the help they need. Aftercare Support: At Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Commission, they believe that addiction is a primary, chronic and potentially fatal but treatable disease, and recovery is a lifestyle change. Relapses are considered part of the disease/recovery dynamic, and may be dealt with internally or with referral to a higher level of care. Following successful completion of the Intensive Outpatient Program, clients are generally transitioned to a Continuing Care group designed to reinforce progress and help prevent relapse.

Clinical Services

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one\'s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient\'s own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse. Couples Therapy: Relationship counseling is offered for couples to develop skills in conflict resolution, communication, as well as supportive counseling for substance abuse and emotional issues. Their top quality professionals will help you to understand personal and relational patterns and teach tools to enhance your relationships. Family Therapy: Family therapy is often essential in supporting a child in therapy and/or to address family systems problems. Their quality professionals will help you to understand patterns within your family and teach tools to improve communication and interactions, support parenting strategies and refer to community resources as needed. Group Therapy: Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members. Individual Therapy: In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Individual counseling is provided to treat problems related to depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, parenting, divorce, substance abuse and co-dependency, and other challenges life may bring. The highly trained clinicians at Dorchester Counseling Services will work with you to develop a course of treatment that meets your needs and scheduling preferences. Life Skills: Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety. Motivational Interviewing: Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical approach to helping people with substance abuse issues and other conditions shift behavior in positive ways. It is more goal-oriented than traditional psychotherapy, as MI counselors directly attempt to get clients to consider making behavioral change (rather than wait for them to come to conclusions themselves). Its primary purpose is to resolve ambivalence and help clients become able to make healthy choices freely.


Alcoholism: The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings. Dual Diagnosis: Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person\'s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Mental Health and Substance Abuse: A combined mental health and substance abuse rehab has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track. Opioid Addiction: Opioid rehabs specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


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CARF: The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a non-profit organization that specifically accredits rehab organizations. Founded in 1966, CARF\'s, mission is to help service providers like rehab facilities maintain high standards of care. CARF Accreditation: Yes


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