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The Ernest E. Kennedy Center | Located In Goose Creek, SC

The Ernest E. Kennedy Center is located in Goose Creek, South Carolina. The Ernest E. Kennedy Center is designated by the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services to provide quality alcohol and drug abuse treatment to the residents of Berkeley County South Carolina.

The Ernest E. Kennedy Center

96 Wisteria Road
Goose Creek, SC 29445

Insurance Accepted - Medicaid Private insurance Self-pay options Financial aid Sliding scale payment assistance Employee Assistance Program


The Ernest E. Kennedy Center is located in Goose Creek, South Carolina. The Ernest E. Kennedy Center is designated by the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services to provide quality alcohol and drug abuse treatment to the residents of Berkeley County South Carolina.


Adolescence program Adult program Elderly program HIV/AIDS program : HIV screening and information is available at the Kennedy Center. The Kennedy Center offers clients quick HIV testing services. Results are provided within 20 minutes. HIV tests are confidential, free of charge, and are available without an appointment. Additionally, the Kennedy Center is participating as a direct link to care for PrEP treatment. Program for men Program for women Young adult program

Levels Of Care

Outpatient: Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. Outpatient counseling is customized for each person based on their individual needs and can range from group counseling sessions once or twice per week to one-on-one sessions once every couple of weeks. Intensive Outpatient: Their Intensive Outpatient component is their highest level of care and offers a comprehensive approach that meets conveniently at least 9 hours per week. This type of service is designed for those that may require a more intensive focus to help get on the road to recovery. This practical level of care allows people to remain on their jobs, in school, with their families, and in their communities with minimum disruption. 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: Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn\'t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Clinical Services

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented approach to helping clients change their behaviors. CBT’s goal is to identify thinking patterns that may contribute to behaviors causing problems in a client’s life. Once identified clients can replace thinking patterns with more positive thoughts and choose to change behaviors to support lifestyle changes and psychosocial health. This recognition is a quick process and is used in a wide variety of issues. RBT is one of the structured CBT interventions utilized in treatment at EEKC. Creative Arts Therapy: Creativity is inherently healing, and can help those in recovery express thoughts or feelings they might not otherwise be able to. Creative arts therapy can include music, poetry/writing, painting, sculpting, dance, theater, sandplay, and more. Unlike traditional art, the final product matters far less than the experience of creation and expression itself. Experiential Therapy: Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional talk therapy by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing. Family Therapy: Family Counseling is recommended for all clients. Everyone is part of a family and has been impacted by family members substance use in some way. Family members are often the source of support for individuals entering treatment. Family members often lack the understanding of substance use disorders, which often leads to unintentional shaming for the client. Including family members in treatment can assist with them learning about addiction as a brain disease, effective communication, as well as how to be supportive. Family counseling also provides family members an opportunity to discuss specific family issues that are creating difficulty in the family unit. Even though family sessions are recommended for all clients, there are circumstances, which may prevent family members from attending sessions. Clients will discuss with their primary counselor who they identify as family and their willingness to include family members in the treatment process. Family sessions are offered using a variety of treatment approaches. Group Therapy: Modified Interpersonal Group Psychotherapy (MIGP) is a form of group therapy that allows you, as a group member, to discuss your goals in a non-judgmental and safe setting. The approach also includes being in the here and now, owning your choices, taking growth producing risks such as what you choose to disclose in the group, and to experience awe inspiring moments during the group process. The group facilitator is responsible for creating a safe environment to support and honor disclosure of emotions and experiences in a group of other people who have emotions and experiences of their own to share. This process provides the opportunity to create meaningful relationships to support each other in the present moment. The group is driven by each group member’s presence and self-disclosure. Individual Therapy: Individual Therapy (IT) is offered to clients who would benefit from one on one interactions between client and counselor, as well as for group therapy members who need extra time with a counselor. IT sessions can be beneficial for clients who feel more comfortable disclosing personal information related to sensitive topics that may be difficult to discuss in a group setting. IT sessions involve a variety of treatment interventions based on the needs of the client. 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 goal-oriented, client-centered counseling style for affecting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve their ambivalence. Clients often enter the treatment process due to outside agencies requesting completion of a treatment program due to problems identified by the outside agency. It is normal for clients who enter treatment due to a referral from someone else, to have ambivalence about making changes related to behaviors. MI honors clients walking through the door having choices related to behavioral change and engaging in the treatment process. Each client ultimately knows the choices that are best for him/her and his/her family. Counselors utilize MI to explore desire, ability, reason and need to make behavioral changes and honor client’s individualized goals for meeting his/her needs. Nutrition Therapy: Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.


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. 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. Substance Abuse: Substance rehabs focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.


Private setting Meditation room Art activities Recreation room


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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