Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centers in Clinton, SC

Looking for an alcohol addiction treatment center in Clinton? Vertical Treatment Centers is here for you.

Alcoholism Treatment Centers South Carolina

Vertical Treatment Centers can assist you or someone you care about if you or they are battling alcohol addiction in South Carolina. Our addiction treatment programs are designed to provide the highest quality of care. At Vertical Treatment Centers, addiction specialists work with you and your loved one to address the fundamental causes of your addiction and provide the most effective intervention, coaching, and support services to achieve sobriety.

We do not offer a detox program. Our addiction professionals provide outpatient addiction treatment services such as medication-assisted treatment, group therapy, counseling, and support in a judgment-free atmosphere. Let’s start reclaiming your life.

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Alcohol use disorder, often referred to as “alcoholism,” is a life-threatening condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide. It is defined by recurrent, harmful consumption of alcohol that causes emotional or physical issues and discomfort. Alcohol addiction can emerge when a person consumes alcohol despite its negative repercussions.

Though alcohol use disorder is generally thought of as a vice or a habit, it’s actually a dangerous illness that requires professional treatment. Symptoms of alcohol use disorder include:

  • a continuous need or desire to drink
  • a sensation of warmth, numbness, or tingling in the body after drinking
  • an inability to control drinking despite debilitating effects


Our South Carolina alcohol recovery program provides outpatient services to accommodate our patient’s busy lives. Our outpatient program consists of mental health treatment, including individual and/or group counseling, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT). We are not a detox facility, a halfway home, or an inpatient treatment facility.

We provide an initial consultation with all patients to design a tailored treatment plan to meet each individual’s distinct needs. Our South Carolina alcohol treatment program can give you or a loved one excellent care and counseling. Request additional information or call us now!

How treatment works at Vertical Treatment Centers

Get Started

Call us (or let us call you!) to set up an intake appointment, toxicology screen, discuss payment options, and review expectations.

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Meet with your team

Meet with a medical team member and your therapist to complete the assessment process, develop a personalized treatment plan, and receive prescriptions based on your needs.

Reach your goals

Continue to attend individual and/or group counseling, complete toxicology screens, and meet with medical team members to progress toward your goals.

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What medications do you use for alcohol use disorder?

We offer the following medication-assisted treatments (MAT) for alcohol use disorders:

Naltrexone (oral and intramuscular Vivitrol): We administer Naltrexone to our patients to help reduce the desire for alcohol. After you stop drinking, Naltrexone can be used over a long period of time to help you stay sober.

Acamprosate (Campral): This medication is used along with counseling in alcohol use disorder. It works by stabilizing chemical signaling in the brain that would otherwise be disrupted by alcohol withdrawal.

Disulfiram: This medication can be used as a second line of treatment to support the treatment of chronic alcoholism by producing an acute sensitivity to drinking alcohol. It causes unpleasant effects immediately when mixed with alcohol including but not limited to nausea, vomiting, flushing, headache, sweating, and anxiety.

Which parts of the body are affected by alcohol?

Prolonged abuse of alcohol (and even an overwhelming amount on a single occasion) can cause several issues with vital parts of the body such as the brain, heart, liver, pancreas, and immune system.

Alcohol disrupts the brain’s communication channels and can alter how the brain appears and functions. These disturbances might alter mood and behavior, making it difficult to think coherently and move with coordination.

Heart issues can include cardiomyopathy, arrhythmias, strokes, and high blood pressure.

Alcohol affects the liver, causing fatty liver disease, fibrosis, and cirrhosis.

Alcohol stimulates the pancreas to generate poisonous compounds, which can develop into pancreatitis, a potentially fatal inflammation and swelling of the pancreatic blood vessels that can hinder healthy digestion.

Too much alcohol can deplete your immune system, making your body a much easier target for illness.

Drinking great amounts at once, or binge drinking, reduces your body’s capacity to fight infections – even up to 24 hours later.

What is the treatment process for alcohol dependency?

If you can’t manage how much you drink and struggle with your emotions when you’re not drinking, you may have alcohol use disorder (AUD). Alcohol use disorder is a neurological illness.

People with alcohol use disorder usually follow this treatment process:

  1. Step 1: Detox. Stop drinking and give your body time to process the alcohol. The detox process can take several days to a week. Although we are not a detox center, we can refer patients to detox centers in the area.
  2. Step 2: Get treatment. Seeing a therapist during or after your alcohol recovery might help you develop new skills and tactics to help you stay clean in the long run. We also recommend medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for those recovering from alcohol use disorder.
  3. Step 3: Find Support. You need people close to you who can support you in your time of need. Surround yourself with like-minded sober people who have a vested interest in keeping you clean.
  4. Step 4: Join a group. We provide group therapy for those who want to share their experience in a group setting. Sharing their experience can help patients feel like they’re not alone.

Can I Quit Drinking on My Own?

Although some people succeed in quitting drinking on their own, if you have alcohol use disorder, we recommend that you get outside support to help you stop drinking. In some instances, alcohol withdrawal can be fatal. You can lessen your chances of suffering severe withdrawal symptoms by opting for medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and therapy, rather than attempting to quit on your own.