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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

  • Alcohol is the most likely substance for someone to become addicted to in America.
  • Crystal meth is a stimulant that can be smoked, snorted, swallowed or injected.
  • People who use marijuana believe it to be harmless and want it legalized.
  • Men and women who suddenly stop drinking can have severe withdrawal symptoms.
  • In the past 15 years, abuse of prescription drugs, including powerful opioid painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, has risen alarmingly among all ages, growing fastest among college-age adults, who lead all age groups in the misuse of medications.
  • Predatory drugs are drugs used to gain sexual advantage over the victim they include: Rohypnol (date rape drug), GHB and Ketamine.
  • The younger you are, the more likely you are to become addicted to nicotine. If you're a teenager, your risk is especially high.
  • Women who use needles run the risk of acquiring HIV or AIDS, thus passing it on to their unborn child.
  • Oxycontin is a prescription pain reliever that can often be used unnecessarily or abused.
  • Nitrous oxide is a medical gas that is referred to as "laughing gas" among users.
  • The most prominent drugs being abused in Alabama and requiring rehabilitation were Marijuana, Alcohol and Cocaine in 2006 5,927 people were admitted for Marijuana, 3,446 for Alcohol and an additional 2,557 admissions for Cocaine and Crack.
  • Drinking behavior in women differentiates according to their age; many resemble the pattern of their husbands, single friends or married friends, whichever is closest to their own lifestyle and age.
  • In 2007, 33 counties in California reported the seizure of clandestine labs, compared with 21 counties reporting seizing labs in 2006.
  • Approximately 1.3 million people in Utah reported Methamphetamine use in the past year, and 512,000 reported current or use within in the past month.
  • Prolonged use of cocaine can cause ulcers in the nostrils.
  • Heroin is a drug that is processed from morphine.
  • Inhalants include volatile solvents, gases and nitrates.
  • Alcohol increases birth defects in babies known as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
  • When a person uses cocaine there are five new neural pathways created in the brain directly associated with addiction.
  • Women who had an alcoholic parent are more likely to become an alcoholic than men who have an alcoholic parent.

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