The Beaufort County Drug and Alcohol Department is comprised of two facilities offering outpatient treatment services to the Beaufort and Bluffton communities in South Carolina. BCADAD opened their doors in 1974 to adults, adolescents and families seeking assistance with substance abuse and addiction. In addition to an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), BCADAD offers a DUI Program, school-based intervention programs and community prevention and education services. All programs utilize evidence-based methods of treatment including CBT and DBT and clients participate in both group and individual therapy.
Accredited by CARF, the facility is also licensed by State of South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and certified by South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services.
Treatment and Staff
All treatment models at BCADAD ensure that clients having a unique treatment experience tailored to their needs. Prior to enrollment, all clients are seen by an intake coordinator for a bio-psycho-social assessment. Clients are then assigned a primary counselor with whom they develop an individualized treatment plan.
Depending on the results of the assessment, a client is placed in the IOP, DUI Program, Continuing Treatment Program, Relapse Prevention Program or a Family Counseling services. All programs have varying treatment lengths decided upon during intake. There are no detox services available through BCADAD, however if a client requires detox prior to enrollment they are referred to a partnering facility.
The therapy models at BCADAD view alcoholism and drug addiction as a disease known as the Minnesota Model. Clients are introduced to 12-step principles and are required to attend meetings during treatment. Depending upon the program a client is enrolled in, attendance of both group and individual therapy is required. Counselors utilize CBT and DBT techniques during sessions as evidence-based therapies enable counselors to address specific causes and conditions related to each client’s patterns in relation to substance abuse. Individual therapy may be attended as often as once per week or once per month depending on the client. Treatment is facilitated during morning and evening hours allowing clients to have flexibility with scheduling.
The DUI program at BCADAD is known as the Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP). Clients must enroll in a state approved program within 30 days of receiving their conviction. All therapy for the ADSAP program is psychoeducation based and is focused on providing clients a chance to retain their driver’s license. Treatment length and details depend completely on each client’s conviction and their requirements to fulfill. Clients primarily attend group therapy and check in with their case manager once per week to ensure they are on track for their program completion.
The IOP track is focused on clients with moderate to severe symptoms of addiction and alcoholism. Clients attend group and individual therapy up to three times per week for three to four hours each day. Groups are focused on relapse prevention, psychoeducation and therapeutic activities that bring about a recovery-focused experience. Dual-diagnosis support is available for clients with additional mental health concerns.
All therapy is conducted by a staff of fully licensed or in-process of licensure mental health professionals. The majority of staff is comprised of LSW and CSACs. Many staff members have additional specialized certifications for working with children, individuals with co-occurring disorders, trauma and sexual abuse.
BCADAD offers both family counseling and a Continuing Care Program open for enrollment after completion of treatment. The CCP track focuses on relapse prevention groups and ensuring the maintenance of a healthy recovery. BCADAD also provides the community and local schools with education-based seminars on drug and alcohol abuse.
BACDAD’s children’s and adolescent treatment program is held in the late afternoon and early evening so clients may still attend school. Treatment is adapted for each age group and is focused on informing clients and family members on the dangers of prolonged drug and alcohol use. Group, individual and family therapy are attended up to twice per week depending on each client’s treatment plan.
The Beaufort County Drug and Alcohol Department provides a wide range of services for the surrounding communities including a DUI program, IOP treatment, family counseling and treatment for children and adolescents in crisis. All programs are unique and tailored to each client. With funding from the state, BCADAD is able to offer their services on a sliding scale so that families with financial hardship may participate in treatment.
Beaufort County Human Services Building
1905 Duke St, Ste. #270
Beaufort, SC 29902
Myrtle Park Professional Center
4819 Bluffton Pkwy, Ste. #303
Bluffton, SC 29910
Beaufort County Drug and Alcohol Department Cost: Sliding scale. Reach Beaufort County Drug and Alcohol Department by phone at (843) 255-6000 or by email at [email protected]. Find Beaufort County Drug and Alcohol Department on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
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