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Drug Rehab Centers in Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, South-carolina has a total of 18 drug rehab listing(s) containing information on alcohol rehab centers, addiction treatment centers, drug treatment programs, and rehabilitation clinics within the city. Contact us if you have a facility in Columbia, South-carolina and would like to share it in our directory. Additional information about specific Columbia listings is available by phoning our toll free rehab helpline at 866-720-3784.

Columbia, South Carolina, is home to approximately 116,278 people. It is found in Richland County and is around 85 miles outside of Charlotte and 65 miles outside of Augusta. During the 1990s, Columbia's population grew by about 19%. Today, it continues to grow, albeit at a very small rate of less than 1%. The city is, unfortunately, also home to a significant substance abuse problem. This is reflected in the fact that both property crime and violent crime levels are higher in this city than the state average. Studies have demonstrated a positive correlation between these types of crimes and substance abuse or addiction.


Drug and Alcohol Statistics in Columbia, SC


In order to understand the scope of the problem and put intervention and treatment options in place, Columbia officials have conducted a number of different studies. They found that:


  • White young people aged between 12 and 17 were more likely to smoke than black young people - 10.6% versus 5.1%.
  • White adults aged over 18 were more likely to smoke than black adults - 40.5% versus 27%.
  • 49.9% of young people aged between 12 and 17 believe it to be easy, or fairly easy, to access cannabis should they want some. This represents a decrease from the 55% in 2002.
  • 12.9% of young people stated that it would be easy for them to get access to heroin should they want to.
  • 13.5% of young people stated that they would find it easy to access LSD. This is a decrease from 19.4% in 2002.
  • 20.9% of young people said it would be easy to access powder cocaine. This is a decrease from 25% in 2002.
  • 22.1% of young people said that it would be easy to access crack cocaine. This is a decrease from 26.5% in 2002.
  • 23.7% of those aged over 12 admitted to binge drinking at least once in the past month. This represents a small increase from the 23.3% in 2008.


The Columbia Approach to Addiction


Columbia officials are particularly concerned with regards to the perception of young people in terms of how easy it is to access illicit substances. As a result of this, there has been a significant crack down on those who are trafficking, manufacturing, and distributing drugs. At the same time, the city authorities have attempted to decriminalize, to a certain degree, substance abuse. They have included two drug courts in the Fifth Judicial Circuit, one for adults and one for juveniles. The goal of these courts is to ensure that those who commit nonviolent offenses and have a substance abuse problem are provided with the opportunity to seek treatment through detox and rehab facilities rather than spending time in prison. This form of intervention has proven to be very successful.


At the same time, the city wants to increase the availability of detox and rehab facilities for those who have not been in contact with the law. By signposting to these facilities and removing financial barriers to access, it is hoped that more people will be able to get the help that they need with regards to substance abuse.

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Drug Facts

  • Psychic side effects of hallucinogens include the disassociation of time and space.
  • Ecstasy can cause you to drink too much water when not needed, which upsets the salt balance in your body.
  • Steroids can cause disfiguring ailments such as baldness in girls and severe acne in all who use them.
  • Smoking tobacco can cause a miscarriage or a premature birth.
  • Fewer than one out of ten North Carolinian's who use illegal drugs, and only one of 20 with alcohol problems, get state funded help, and the treatment they do receive is out of date and inadequate.
  • Alcohol is the number one substance-related cause of depression in people.
  • The penalties for drug offenses vary from state to state.
  • Two thirds of the people who abuse drugs or alcohol admit to being sexually molested when they were children.
  • Crack cocaine was introduced into society in 1985.
  • When a pregnant woman takes drugs, her unborn child is taking them, too.
  • Cocaine is one of the most dangerous and potent drugs, with the great potential of causing seizures and heart-related injuries such as stopping the heart, whether one is a short term or long term user.
  • Barbiturates can stay in one's system for 2-3 days.
  • Marijuana is also known as cannabis because of the plant it comes from.
  • More than 29% of teens in treatment are there because of an addiction to prescription medication.
  • In 2007, methamphetamine lab seizures increased slightly in California, but remained considerably low compared to years past.
  • Ketamine is popular at dance clubs and "raves", unfortunately, some people (usually female) are not aware they have been dosed.
  • Ironically, young teens in small towns are more likely to use crystal meth than teens raised in the city.
  • Meth can lead to your body overheating, to convulsions and to comas, eventually killing you.
  • Rohypnol (The Date Rape Drug) is more commonly known as "roofies".
  • Depressants are widely used to relieve stress, induce sleep and relieve anxiety.

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