ABOUT CHARLESTON RECOVERY CENTER
Based in scenic Charleston, S.C., Charleston Recovery Center (CRC) provides a variety of treatment services for adult men and women struggling with substance use. The nonprofit organization specializes in residential treatment, but an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and sober living accommodations are also available.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
While CRC strongly recommends their 90-day residential program, an abbreviated 30-day residential program is made available to clients when appropriate. Treatment is highly structured and based on the 12-step model of recovery. Clients divide their time between meditation, group workshops and counseling session, Big Book study, and recovery meetings.
Family members are encouraged to visit frequently and participate in their loved ones' treatment. CRC is one of only 19 residential treatment centers in South Carolina, and one of only nine facilities that offer short-term residential treatment.
Residential program graduates may access IOP, continuing care, and sober living support through CRC’s additional services.
The center employs individuals who have personal experience with addiction. The facility’s website notes that some employees have college degrees and professional experience, while others do not. Out of the dozens of individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date, a vast majority felt that the staff was well-trained and experienced.
Staff's Level of Experience and Training: 4.4/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The center’s residential facility is located on six acres of wooded countryside located alongside Highway 61. Clients live in a homelike facility with a modern kitchen, comfortably furnished common areas, shared bedrooms, and an on-site pool. Clients are required to participate in the upkeep of the home and perform basic chores. Golf instruction is available to participants and their families through a special program with the PGA. The 11 individuals polled on the matter praised the facility's cleanliness and upkeep.
Facility's Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.7/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Out of the over dozen alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date, most praised the effectiveness of treatment, reporting that they would highly recommend the facility to others. The alumni also appreciated the level of family participation.
Likelihood to Recommend the Facility: 4.4/5
Family Participation: 4.2/5
Brian, a 90-day program graduate, reported that he stayed an extra five months because he enjoyed the center’s community. “I have been to 6 previous rehab in years past and this is the only one I would recommend for anyone who is struggling with addiction." Alum C.L. added: "I unexpectedly found grace and joy, and I am now equipped with the knowledge and tools to live life as a recovering alcoholic with much hope.”
While alumni praised most aspects of the facility, some felt the facility lacked recreational activities, and alumni offered a more moderate average rating for the facility's visitor policy.
Visitor Policy: 3.6/5
Reviews on secondary sites were equally positive. On Google reviews, four reviewers gave Charleston Recovery Center an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Out of nearly a dozen loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date, nearly all survey respondents also felt the facility was highly effective, clean and well-staffed. Loved ones also expressed gratitude for the attentiveness of staff members, the facility's counseling options, the level of family involvement, and reported that they would highly recommend the facility.
“My son and daughter in-law have both found hope and freedom from alcoholism through the Charleston Recovery Center. You can trust them with your family members care,” C.W.W. wrote in a representative review.
Likelihood to Recommend the Facility: 4.8/5
Counseling Options: 4.6/5
Family Participation: 4.4/5
However, echoing some alumni opinions, some loved ones felt the facility lacked holistic treatment options.
Holistic Offerings: 3.6/5
Despite mostly positive ratings for this aspect of treatment, a handful of loved ones expressed frustration with the center’s level of family involvement. “My loved one and I chose this place based on the false information that they provide family care. It is quite the opposite," B.S.C. wrote.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The sole employee polled by Rehabs.com to date also praised the facility, offering perfect five-star ratings for the facility's level of family participation and visitor policy, as well as a four-star rating for its counseling options.
There is currently no information provided on the facility's website regarding its costs; however, the individuals polled by Rehabs.com felt the facility was overall affordable.
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