south carolina alcohol addiction treatment

South Carolina alcohol addiction treatment is needed now, more than ever. In fact, the number of people seeking treatment for alcohol addiction has tripled over the past decade. Since alcohol is legal in the United States and widely available in retail stores, restaurants, and bars, society generally views it with more acceptance than other substances. Because of this, family and friends often overlook the warning signs of addiction in those they love, and easy access makes it easier for people to hide addiction and alcohol dependency.

Many people attempt to stop drinking on their own without success. Quitting on your own can be very difficult and for those who are physically dependent—it can be dangerous. An alcohol treatment center can help you safely detox from alcohol and break the cycle of addiction.


There are many types of modalities of South Carolina alcohol addiction treatment offered at our beautiful campus on Hilton Head Island. BriteLife Recovery provides a full continuum of care including:

DETOX – During the detox, alcohol and other toxins are removed through a medically-supervised program. Clients are kept comfortable during this vital phase of recovery.

RESIDENTIAL CARE – Long-term, intensive program that is the core of addiction behavioral therapy. Clients length of stay ranges from 30 days to one year.

PARTIAL HOSPITALIZATION – PHP is mildly intensive treatment, where clients reside in off-site housing and are transported to our treatment center daily. It is a step-down from residential care.

OUTPATIENT – This lower-level of care is best reserved for clients who have completed prior levels. It provides continuing care to clients and their families on a weekly basis.

Signs that Somenone needs alcohol treatment

Alcoholism can take many forms. One person’s drinking problem may be very visible—he or she might lose their job, marriage, and home. Another person might be “high functioning” and able to maintain their adult responsibilities with no visible problems. However, heavy or "binge" drinking will catch up with a person, and eventually harm their liver and general health.

In general, if your pattern of drinking makes it difficult or impossible to function normally, you likely have a problem. It can range from mild to severe, but even weekend-only drinking can escalate quickly. Alcohol use disorder involves uncontrollable cravings and compulsions to drink, despite the harm it causes to oneself or others. If you are experiencing any of these signs, then it may be time to admit into a South Carolina alcohol treatment center.

Signs of alcoholism can include:
  • Feeling a strong urge or craving to drink
  • Drinking alone
  • Having trouble limiting the amount of alcohol you drink
  • Wanting to cut down but not being able to, or unsuccessful attempts to stop
  • Drinking or hangovers make up a substantial portion of each day
  • Abandoning social activities or hobbies because of drinking
  • Engaging in risky behavior, such as drinking and driving
  • Continuing to drink in spite of the consequences

Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal

Addiction and dependence are related but not the same. A person can be addicted to alcohol but not physically dependent. Someone who needs to drink to feel comfortable in social situations, for example, or who compulsively drinks despite frequently waking up with hangovers may be addicted. Dependence, on the other hand, causes physical symptoms like agitation, nausea, vomiting, shaking, or even delirium.

A person with a drinking problem may deny drinking, hide booze, make excuses, or get angry when confronted about the problem. However, when someone who is physically dependent on alcohol stops drinking (for about six hours), they usually suffer alcohol withdrawal symptoms, including:

  • Agitation or moodiness
  • Anxiety
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Tremors/shaking
  • Delirium or fear

Physical dependence is serious, and alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be potentially dangerous (or fatal in rare cases). For this reason, inpatient detox and alcohol treatment is critical when you are ready to quit drinking. Never stop drinking on your own without medical advice and supervision.

Alcohol rehab on hilton head island

Admitting that you have an issue with alcohol is the first step toward recovery. If you’ve tried to quit on your own unsuccessfully, you’re not alone, and help is just a phone call away. People who seek help at an alcohol rehab center are statistically more likely to recover than those who try to quit on their own without support. BriteLife Recovery offers a full range of South Carolina alcoholism treatment programs including detoxification, residential, partial hospitalization, outpatient programs, and continuing care.

Our compassionate treatment team includes trained addiction medical specialists, therapists, counselors, and others who create personalized treatment plans based on each client’s personal history, current substance use, and mental health needs.

If you or someone you know is struggling with alcoholism, please reach out to our support team at 866-470-2187. Our addiction specialists are available to provide confidential help and information about BriteLife Recovery alcohol rehab programs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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