About Morris Village Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Center
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.
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.
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.
- Individual Counseling
- Family Counseling
- Group Counseling
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ABOUT MORRIS VILLAGE ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTER
Morris Village Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Center is a state-run facility located in Columbia, S.C., that assists adult South Carolina residents who are struggling with substance misuse. Evidence-based treatment is offered on an inpatient basis, with specialized programming for gender-related concerns and co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders.
Morris Village also provides medical detox and stabilization services. According to a 2017 SAMHSA survey, only two non-hospital treatment facilities in South Carolina (1.9 percent of all facilities in the state) offer detox on an inpatient basis. The same survey indicates that 16 (14.8 percent) treatment facilities in South Carolina are operated by the state government.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Admission to Morris Village Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Center can be voluntary, emergency, or court-ordered. All incoming individuals undergo comprehensive psychological assessments and psychiatric evaluation is provided as needed.
According to a 2011 profile by the state, the average length of inpatient treatment is between 20 and 30 days. A 2017 SAMHSA survey indicates that 7.4 percent of non-hospital treatment facilities in South Carolina offer a residential program that lasts 30 days or fewer.
The rehab center draws from 12-step principles and relies heavily on group therapy sessions. In addition, clients are offered individual and family counseling, educational sessions, activity therapy, case management, and vocational counseling. One specific treatment modality referenced on the facility's website is trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous meetings are led on-site by local community members.
The director of Morris Village holds a Master's of Divinity degree and is an experienced alcohol and drug counselor. The medical director is board certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine. The treatment team also includes nurses, licensed and certified counselors, and activity therapists. Morris Village is licensed by the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
According to the South Carolina Department of Mental Health’s website, the center is structured as a small community; clients share bedrooms in 14 cottages set around the periphery of an inner courtyard. A library, barber shop, and cafeteria are located in the center of the campus. To date, the seven individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com appreciated the upkeep of the facilities.
Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the 12 alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com to date, opinions were mixed but skewed positive. A common point of praise among alumni was the skill and compassion of the staff. Though most reviewers spoke highly of the treatment effectiveness, several complained of insufficient counseling options and poor holistic offerings. These sentiments were reflected in the five alumni who evaluated more specific metrics of the facility:
Staff Experience and Training: 4.4/5
Holistic Offerings: 2.2/5
Counseling Options: 2.2/5
Opinions were split on the quality of meals as well as exercise and leisure options. However, the five alumni felt positive about referring the facility to others,
Likelihood to Recommend: 4.2/5
In a representative review, one anonymous alum wrote, "Informative classes, nice counselors. No holistic approach or exercise. Not much for activities. Cafeteria type meals, not very good or substantial."
On Google, four alumni all gave five-star reviews. "The staff is wonderful and very concerned about your well being," Nick wrote in the only commentary left on Google, echoing the sentiments of many alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Feedback from eight loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com to date was split between five critical reviews and three positive reviews. Areas of overlap with alumni complaints included poor meals, lack of activities, and lack of ability to communicate with clients. "A loved one of mine was forced to endure a daily lack of respect...He was treated like a criminal rather than an individual in treatment," W. wrote in a representative review
The two individuals polled extensively by Rehabs.com granted higher ratings than alumni for family participation and holistic offerings, though opinions of staff experience were mixed.
One anonymous loved one wrote that there were "amazing caring doctors" but added that the facility "needs better trained entry lvl staff."
Treatment costs are not published on the Morris Village or South Carolina state website, but the facility does report that services are offered regardless of an individual's ability to pay. Many insurance plans are accepted, but not Medicaid or Medicare. The seven individuals polled on the matter offered mixed opinions concerning the facility's cost.
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KennethThis place was a life saver I had fun times with all my friends and staff I highly recommend it to all of you who are were I once was great food and activities nice room to sleep in but most of all great treatment the staff care about your feelings and will go out of the way to help and because of them I now have 2 years clean and tomorrow is my birthday and my first one Clean and sober thanks Morriss Village you are remembered
WendyA 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.
BPHI 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.
MLLi 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!
DeborahI 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
TamiMy 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?
ljfMy 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.
AnonymousLegally if you are on medicaid even an hmo form they can not bill you.
AnonymousThe 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.
SLHelped me immensely.
AnonymousI 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 .
AnonymousInformative classes, nice counselors. No holistic approach or exercise. Not much for activities. Cafeteria type meals, not very good or substantial.
AnonymousVery 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.
Anonymousamazing 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
Anonymousgreat staff, the dr are very good and know there stuff
AnonymousGood program, needs more family participation
Andrea12 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
nwThis 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.
AlbertOur 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!!
BeckyThe 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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