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Alternatives Life Improvement Center - Charleston Office

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Alternatives Life Improvement Center - Charleston Office

Overview

Alternatives Life Improvement Center - Charleston Office is an accredited substance abuse treatment center that provides outpatient treatment for men from 18+ years of age. As part of their special programs, Alternatives Life Improvement Center - Charleston Office treats clients with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders, criminal justice (other than dui/dwi)/forensic clients, and clients who have experienced trauma. To help patients achieve sobriety, Alternatives Life Improvement Center - Charleston Office provides intake assessments. Afterward, patients receive cognitive behavioral therapy, telemedicine/telehealth therapy, and substance use disorder counseling during treatment. Alternatives Life Improvement Center - Charleston Office is located in North Charleston, South Carolina, providing treatment for people in Charleston County, accepting cash or self-payment.

Alternatives Life Improvement Center - Charleston Office at a Glance

Payment Options

  • Cash or self-payment

Assessments

  • Screening for tobacco use
  • Comprehensive mental health assessment
  • Comprehensive substance use assessment
  • Interim services for clients
  • Outreach to persons in the community

Age Groups

  • Seniors or older adults
  • Young adults
  • Children/adolescents
  • Seniors

Ancillary Services

  • Case management service
  • Domestic violence services, including family or partner
  • Mental health services
  • Social skills development

Accreditations

State department of health:

State Licenses, issued by government agencies, authorize rehabilitation organizations to legally operate within designated geographical areas. The specific licenses required for operation are typically determined by both the nature of the rehabilitation program provided by the facility and its physical location.

Treatment At Alternatives Life Improvement Center - Charleston Office

Conditions Treated

Alcoholism:

Alcohol addiction is when a person becomes physically and mentally dependent on alcohol, leading to mood swings, impulsive actions, intense cravings, and withdrawal symptoms. Treatment includes supervised detox, therapy, and support groups. It's important to note that rehabilitation doesn't "cure" alcoholism, but it helps individuals better manage their addiction, regain their ability to function in daily life, and improve their overall well-being.

Substance use treatment:

Substance use rehabilitation embodies a holistic treatment approach crafted to assist individuals contending with drug or alcohol addiction. This all-encompassing rehabilitation strategy encompasses two crucial components: initially addressing the physical dependency, frequently commencing with detoxification, and subsequently confronting the psychological triggers through a diverse array of therapeutic methods. The overarching objective is to empower individuals to achieve and maintain sobriety while equipping them with essential skills and coping mechanisms for a successful reintegration into society and a life free from substance abuse.

Levels Of Care

Outpatient:

Outpatient programs are designed for individuals in stable medical condition with a low risk of relapse, often those who've completed inpatient treatment. These programs extend the foundation of prior treatment approaches, offering continuous addiction guidance and resources for sustained recovery. For those transitioning straight from detox, medical and psychological assessments are typically conducted, leading to the development of individualized treatment strategies. The majority of outpatient rehab centers provide diverse care levels, customized to each client's unique requirements.

Regular outpatient treatment:

Traditional outpatient therapy typically involves attending one or two weekly sessions over the course of up to a year. These sessions are less frequent compared to other therapies, as outpatient therapy is designed for longer-term treatment. During these sessions, participants engage in group therapy or individual counseling, with a primary focus on identifying personal triggers and acquiring effective coping strategies.

Aftercare:

Finishing a drug or alcohol rehab program is just the beginning of the recovery journey. Aftercare focuses on establishing a long-term recovery plan, which encompasses continuous support. This might involve options such as residing in sober living homes or halfway houses, receiving career guidance, and connecting the individual with community support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Treatment Modalities

Cognitive behavioral therapy:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the critical role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. It aims to identify and challenge distorted or negative thought patterns and behaviors, teaching individuals to replace them with more constructive and rational beliefs. CBT is evidence-based and has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of psychological disorders, including depression, anxiety, and phobias, among others.

Telemedicine/telehealth therapy:

Telehealth Therapy allows individuals to access mental health services remotely via secure video conferencing. This level of care offers qualified therapy from the comfort of one's home, removing geographical barriers and often reducing wait times. Ideal for those with mobility challenges, tight schedules, or those in rural areas, it combines convenience with consistent, high-quality mental health support.

Substance use disorder counseling:

Substance use disorder counseling treatment modalities refer to various approaches and methods used in the counseling and treatment of individuals with substance use problems. This can include individual therapy, group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, family therapy, and 12-step programs. The goal is to help the individual overcome their substance use, develop healthy coping skills, and lead a fulfilling life in recovery.

Group counseling:

Group therapy entails therapeutic sessions conducted in a collective setting rather than one-on-one. It encompasses various modalities, from support groups and experiential therapy to psycho-education and beyond. The approach focuses on treatment and emphasizes the dynamic interactions and shared experiences among group members.

Family counseling:

Studies consistently show that the likelihood of sustainable recovery increases when family members are involved in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic elements might influence susceptibility to drug and alcohol dependence and mental health challenges. Family interactions frequently contribute to addiction triggers. However, with the right education, family members can become pivotal support pillars during rehabilitation.

Marital/couples counseling:

Marital/couples counseling treatment modalities refer to various therapeutic approaches used to help couples resolve conflicts, improve communication, and strengthen their relationship. These modalities can include cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotionally focused therapy, solution-focused therapy, and integrative approaches. The goal of these treatments is to help couples identify and address underlying issues and develop healthy relationship dynamics.

Motivational interviewing:

Motivational Interviewing (MI) in addiction treatment is a client-centered counseling style aimed at promoting behavior change by helping clients explore and resolve ambivalence. Through empathetic engagement and evoking change talk, MI empowers individuals to harness their own motivation to overcome addiction, leading to a self-directed path to recovery. This approach respects individual autonomy while supporting positive change in a compassionate, non-confrontational manner.

Anger management:

Anger Management is a therapeutic approach aimed at helping individuals recognize the triggers and signs of their anger and teaching them effective ways to calm down and deal with the situations in a positive manner. Through a blend of counseling, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and practical skill development, individuals learn to reduce aggressive responses, improve communication, and enhance interpersonal relationships, contributing to a better quality of life.

Relapse prevention:

The Relapse Prevention Model is a therapeutic approach designed to equip individuals with strategies and tools to anticipate and cope with potential relapses, especially during the recovery from addictive behaviors or other maladaptive habits. Drawing on cognitive-behavioral techniques, it emphasizes the identification of high-risk situations, developing coping mechanisms, and enhancing self-efficacy. This model fosters long-term behavior change by helping individuals recognize early warning signs of relapse and empowering them to take proactive steps to maintain their recovery.

Treatment for other addiction disorder:

Treatment for other addiction disorders typically involve a combination of therapy and medication. This may include individual therapy, group therapy, and behavioral therapy. Medications may be prescribed to help manage symptoms and reduce cravings. Additionally, support groups and aftercare programs can be beneficial in maintaining recovery and preventing relapse. The treatment modality should be tailored to the individual's specific needs and circumstances.

Individual psychotherapy:

Individual Psychotherapy provides a private, one-on-one setting where clients can explore and address their personal challenges, behaviors, and feelings related to addiction and recovery. With the guidance of a trained therapist, clients work to uncover the root causes of their substance use, develop coping strategies, and build a foundation for long-term recovery and personal growth.

Ancillary Services

Additional Services

  • Pharmacotherapies administered during treatment
  • Discharge Planning
  • Drug or alcohol urine screening

Special Programs

  • Clients with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders
  • Criminal justice (other than DUI/DWI)/Forensic clients
  • Clients who have experienced trauma
  • Clients who have experienced intimate partner violence, domestic violence

Contact Information

Alternatives Life Improvement Center - Charleston Office
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2114 Cosgrove Avenue, North Charleston, South Carolina, 29405
Updated January 30, 2023

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