- Substance Abuse Treatment
Established in 1993, the William J. McCord Adolescent Treatment Facility is a provider of high quality care to adolescents in the state of South Carolina and a leader in the field of adolescent addiction treatment. Believing that all adolescents, not just those with private insurance, should have access to high quality treatment at affordable prices, the McCord Facility offers a 24-hour structured regime of medical and clinical services to adolescents with presenting alcohol and/or other drug problems.
The McCord Facility utilizes the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Patient Placement Criteria II to determine levels of care and lengths of stay. Naturally, each individual’s length of stay is based on two factors: 1) the severity of the illness, and 2) the progress that individual makes while in treatment. Average lengths of stay range from 5-8 weeks.
Family Counseling sessions are an extremely important part of treatment. Weekly family sessions are scheduled to begin the process of mending relationships and working on issues such as communication, trust, and boundaries. Our experience is that the greater the involvement of the family in treatment, the more likely the adolescent is going to have success in changing his/her life.
Visitation is limited only to immediate family members (mother, father, brother/sister, grandparents). Visitation only takes place immediately following family sessions.