South Carolina has one of the lowest numbers of drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities in the nation. There are just over 100 treatment programs that serve roughly 14,000 people at a time throughout the state. Of these, there are less than a dozen rehab centers that offer long-term inpatient care to about 300 people on a given day.

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South Carolina Addiction Treatment Information

In a single-day count, nearly 14,000 people in South Carolina were enrolled in substance use treatment, which was a bit of a a decrease from about 15,000 in 2008.

South Carolina treatment enrollments

Among people in South Carolina enrolled in a rehab program, 39.0% were in treatment for a drug problem only, 19.5% were in treatment for an alcohol problem only, and 41.5% were in treatment for problems with both drugs and alcohol.

South Carolina rehab percentages

More than 290,000 people aged 12 or older in South Carooline were dependent on or abused alcohol within the year prior to being surveyed. The percentage decreased over this period. Nearly 120,000 people in the state were dependent on or abused illicit drugs withing the year prior to being surveyed as well.

Almost 290,000 people in South Caroline aged 21 or older reported heavy alcohol use within the month prior to being surveyed. Of these, about 1 in 90 received treatment for their alcohol use within the year prior to being surveyed. South Carolina’s rate of heavy alcohol use among persons aged 21 or older was higher than the national rate from 2008 to 2012.

Just over 25,000 people in South Carolina aged 12 or older who were dependent on or abused alcohol actually sought out and received treatment within the past year.

In a single-day count in 2012, more than 3,000 people in South Carolina were receiving methadone as part of their substance use treatment, and 520 were receiving buprenorphine. The numbers remained fairly steady over a five-year period from 2008 to 2012, with a decrease in those taking methadone and a slight increase in the number of people on buprenorphine.

In South Carolina, among people aged 12 or older with illicit drug dependence or abuse, about 14,000 persons per year in received treatment for their illicit drug use within the year prior to being surveyed.

South Carolina Drug Rehabs by City

South Carolina Recovery Support

– SC Statewide
– Central Carolina Area (Greater Columbia) Phone: 803.254-6262
– Keep it Simple Area (Chester, Clover, Fort Mill, Lancaster, Rock Hill, York) Phone: 866.463-5771
– Upper South Carolina Area (Greater Greenville) Phone: 864.282-0109
– Sun City Area (Myrtle Beach, Georgetown) Phone: 843.449.6262
– South Coastal Area (Greater Southern Charleston, Hilton Head Island) Phone: 843.852-3001
– Sun City Area (Myrtle Beach, Georgetown) Phone: 866.515-8962
– North Central Carolina Area (Boiling Springs, Duncan, Gaffney, Greer, Inman, Spartanburg) Phone: 800.681-0953
– GAP Area (Anderson) Phone: 800.992-5305

South Carolina State Agency Resources

SC Department of Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Services
2414 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone Number: (803)-896-5555
Fax Number: (803)-896-5557