Morris Village Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Center in Columbia, SC

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(3.3 of 5)
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610 Faison Drive
Columbia SC 29203

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

  • Individualized Treatment
    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.

Facility Highlights

AA/NA Meetings

Activity Therapy

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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.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

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.”

FINANCING

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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A loved one of mine was forced to endure a daily lack of respect while he was already feeling despair. He was treated like a criminal rather than an individual in treatment. Activities were degrading and he witnessed the nursing staff in the main cottage engorging themselves during working hours in patients' quarters rather than during properly scheduled breaks in a staff lounge. He stated that he was often hungry because patients were served small meals that a dog would not eat. It breaks my heart that he and others were treated as though punished. This is not acceptable and this post will also be shared on pages that you will not have control over editing.

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I have just recently left this facility for alcoholism & benzodiazepines use. Whilst initially sceptical due to these negative reviews. It ended up being one of the best things I could have ever done. The staff are fantastic, especially the case counselors, If you have a bad attitude and are just plain disrespectful and rude then they will respond to that negativity. The staff truly are all there to help you. It's not about the $$s for them. It has an amazing educational program, concentrating on relapse prevention, psychology therapy, family dynamics, health education and so much more, regarding getting clean and staying clean. The food is good, this is not an ala carte restaurant. The accommodations are really quite nice and very clean. Again this is no 5 star hotel or spa. It's a treatment facility. But I'll tell you, it changed my life. You get out of it what you put in. Don't blame the facility for your bad attitude and reluctance to grow and learn. This place can and does save lives.

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i am sorry but this rehab is awful! i can't imagine people coming for first rehab and staying sober. i am sober but have been to other rehabs including state funded holmesview in easley,sc so much better. wish mv could get help from them!

I was there in 1962 it was the best thing that could have ever happen for me. My counsler Jwas a hard tail but he knew therenwasnhope for me. If i took my first step....i gave in in i kmew i needed to stop. i was killing myself. jail was a waitimg on me....i fought to believe everybody done this to me...it wasnt my fault....any poor me statement you could think of i gave...boy did i need to wake up.In tje end i won my war....with strength good guidance,open mind and heart...i survived another day,day day....and they keep adding up...so please no one got you where your at but yourself....get yourself out...life is so much clearer....all days arent easy...but you believe in you....keep on no ,no no ,no...youll make it one day at a time....god blesses

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My dad was court ordered to be at this facility. Within 4 days a case worker called and said he was being discharged for not wanting to participate in the program. First, if you are there to get help for drug or alcohol treatment I'm sure some people come in a little reluctant to receive treatment because most likely it was a loved one that put them there. Second, I called the probate court here in Dorchester county and they were outraged that morris village was trying to release him after only 4 days of being there. I called the probate court and was able to get him a little more time there. My dad is an alcoholic and suffers with extream PTSD and anxiety issues. He is a Vietnam vet. We thought having him committed would help with the alcohol issue. The staff was given his medications and list of when and how much he was to take upon check in and was made aware of his anxiety and PTSD issues. My dad was there for a little over a week when again we were told to he was being discharged. This time it came from a judge and the judge approved it because he felt my dad wasn't benefiting from the treatment... I'm very outraged at the condition of my dad when picking him up and plan to submit a complaint with whomever runs that place. They are not sensitive to the patient during the process of seeking treatment. What kind of facility let's their staff yell in the face of someone who has a sever case of PTSD?

My daughter was there in September 2012 and during visitations HER DRUG ADDICT FRIENDS WERE ALLOWED TO VISIT HER. When I would visit there they all were there and we had no family time. She "graduated" to go immediately to a DRUG HOUSE...In July 2016 she "graduated" again and within 24 hours had several prescriptions of Xanax and was in a DRUG HOUSE the second day with another "graduate". Court ordered rehab is big JOKE on the families.

Legally if you are on medicaid even an hmo form they can not bill you.

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The facility is located next a mental health facility you are assigned cottages, you are only able to interact with people in your cottage. Some of the staff are recovering addicts, so they are better equipped to work with some than some one who is not.

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I honestly didnt think there were trying to help me but i thought i was doing the right thing . i actually willingly went into laradac myself and also had to do adsap but they end up running my things together and wanted me to go to rehab and they also told me my insurance would cover it which i have medicaid well first choice and i was like okay bc i dont have any other insurance and come to find out in the end afterwards Morris Villiage sent me a bill of $443.87 so i called several times after i finally was able to talk to someone and she basically told me that my consulor at laradac lied to me and that i was responsible for the bill u think ur doing the right thing when in all reality ur being lied to and now morris village sent me something saying they was gonna take it out of my taxes smh and they did too this is so sad some people have kids and are trying to better themselves and 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 .

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Informative classes, nice counselors. No holistic approach or exercise. Not much for activities. Cafeteria type meals, not very good or substantial.

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Very secure and highly monitored. Internal communication was a weakness. This is a great facility and I could see some results in my loved one after a week.

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amazing caring doctors, needs better trained entry lvl staff. It was a decent facility for my friend and he is completely different now that he's found the help he needed

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great staff, the dr are very good and know there stuff

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Good program, needs more family participation

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12 step based and meetings everyday. Dirty, understaffed and state mandated. This is the only real option in SC. They need to work on accommodation and quality of care

This is unconscionable the way this place is run...it should be shut down. An embarrassment yo any rehab situation. My son traveled over one thousand miles back home to SC to come here and they did every thing possible to frustrate and antagonize him. I have ZERO anything good to say about this place.

Our first involvement with this Center, and it is NOT favorable!! We have had the addicts counselor call our daughter and went so far as to attempt to "Counsel" her privately?? She is a victim of CDV and her EX, was a drug addict before they ever met, and continued to use secretly throughout their marriage. This place should have no support from the State of South Carolina and I will be voicing my opinion of this with the Governors office on down!!

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The level of integrity and dedication of the staff makes this facility very effective. The decisions of some of the nursing staff need to be reviewed carefully by a supervisor...The facility needs to be cleaner.

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