Morris Village Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Center Philosophy
South Carolina Department of Mental Health’s Morris Village Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Center provides inpatient substance abuse treatment services to chemically dependent adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Services provided include medically supervised detoxification, medical care, group, individual, and family counseling, addiction education, 12-Step services, and more. Treatment services cater to individuals’ specialized gender and cultural needs and address individualized co-occurring substance abuse and psychiatric issues.
Areas of Specialization
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
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ABOUT MORRIS VILLAGE ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTER
A state-run facility, Morris Village helps adults who are struggling with substance abuse. Treatment is offered on an inpatient basis, and is available to South Carolina residents who meet certain diagnostic criteria. According to the State of South Carolina’s website, the center accepts voluntary, court-ordered, and emergency admissions. Specialized programming is available for women and individuals with co-occurring disorders, and those who require medical stabilization can access detoxification services.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to South Carolina’s website, the rehab draws heavily from 12-step principles, but treatment also integrates other modalities including group therapy, activity therapy, family counseling, education, and relapse prevention.
Clients may also access medical care, case management, and AA/NA support groups. For those seeking spiritual guidance, chaplains conduct non-denominational worship services on Sundays. While treatment duration varies per person, the average stay is 24 days.
The website indicates key members of the treatment team include a medical doctor, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and licensed and certified counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
According to the state’s website, the center is structured as a small community; clients share bedrooms in 14 cottages that dot the periphery of an inner courtyard. A library, barber shop, and canteen are located in the center of the campus.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The nine alumni that were surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided mixed reviews. Alumni generally rated the center well for the staff’s experience and cleanliness. But, rated the center worst for holistic offerings.
In a one out of five stars review, an anonymous alum complained about receiving incorrect information regarding billing and insurance. They wrote: “Its all about money at the end of the day they truly dont care it all boils down to a dollar sign which is sad very sad.”
Andrea, also an alum, provided a slightly higher three-star review, but described the facility as “dirty, understaffed,” and “the only real option in SC.” She told Rehabs.com: “They need to work on accommodation and quality of care.”
However, some alumni polled by Rehabs.com shared a drastically different perspective, giving their treatment four stars and accommodations five stars. “Great staff,” they said. “The dr are very good and know there stuff.” Another alum wrote to Rehabs.com: “It was the best thing that could have ever happen for me.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The six loved ones polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing also offered diverse opinions. Of the six questioned, only two provided favorable reviews for the center.
One anonymous loved one, who provided high marks in all categories, said that there were “amazing caring doctors,” but mentioned: “Needs better trained entry lvl staff.” The loved also wrote: “He is completely different not that hes found the help he needed.”
Another anonymous survey respondent gave the center’s treatment effectiveness five stars, but noted that “internal communication was a weakness.” They wrote: “This is a great facility and I could see some results in my loved one after a week.”
However, four loved ones provided very negative experiences with the treatment center. A couple loved ones mentioned the staff didn’t treat their family members well. For example, Tami wrote: “They are not sensitive to the patient during the process of seeking treatment.”
There is currently no information provided on the facility's website or otherwise regarding its costs.
Updated February 2017
Published on February 2017
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