The following programs, managed and operated by the Aiken Center, provide substance abuse and employee assistance services to the community and individual clients:
A. Community Based Outpatient Counseling and Treatment (CBT)
2. Crisis Intervention
3. Individual Counseling
4. Family Counseling
a. ASAM Level 0.5 Group Intervention/Edutherapy
i. AOD 101 – one 2 hour session per week, minimum of eight weeks, for individuals with problems or risk factors related to substance abuse, who have never received treatment services anywhere before and who are referred by Offender Based Intervention programs. Referral to higher level treatment available as needed.
b. ASAM Level I.0 Group Counseling
i. Reality Group – one 1.5 hour process session per week for individuals in the Pre-Contemplation or Contemplation phase of change. Individual/family counseling available as needed.
ii. Open Treatment Group - one 1.5 hour process session per week for individuals in the Contemplation or Preparation phase of change. Individual/family counseling available as needed.
iii. Continuing Care Group – once or twice-weekly 1.5 hour process sessions decreasing to one session per month for individuals in the Maintenance or Relapse Prevention phase of change. Individual/family
counseling available as needed.
c. ASAM Level II.1 Intensive Group Counseling
i. Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Three 2.5 to 3.0 process sessions per week for individuals in the Action or Maintenance phase of change. Individual and family counseling available as needed.
ii. Women’s Intensive Outpatient Program (WIOP) Three 3.0 process sessions per week for women in the Action or Maintenance phase of change. Individual and family counseling available as needed.
B. Gambling Addiction Service
Specialized services are available for individuals and families who are experiencing problems related to gambling addiction. Counselors have received extensive training in this area and provide a range of services to address the unique and critical needs of this population. Services include an individualized assessment and treatment plan for each individual. Services deal with the nature of compulsive gambling, denial and recovery, the relapse process, relapse prevention and other pertinent issues. Following the completion of services recommended in the treatement plan, referrals are to continuing care groups as appropriate (e.g., the National Council on Problem Gambling, Gamblers Anonymous and others).
C. Alcohol/Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP)
Provides assessment, treatment, and referral services for those convicted, in the State of South Carolina or in another state on a South Carolina driver’s license, of DUI, BUI, Zero Tolerance, Administrative License Revocation, violation of the Ignition Interlock Device (IID), habitua offenders and those forever barred. Services include:
1. PRIme For Life
A sixteen hour risk-reduction program to help clients reduce the risk of any current/future alcohol or drug problems.
2. Group Counseling
3. Family Counseling
4. Intensive Outpatient Program
5. Individual Counseling
D. Adolescent Therapy Group
Focuses on adolescent substance abusers with legal problems (Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Arbitration, DUI, Zero Tolerance offenders).
E. Alcohol Education Program (AEP)
Designed to combat the problem of underage drinking and
high- risk behavior.
F. Alcohol Intervention Program (AIP)
Offered through the Magistrate's offices, this program is designed for youth ages 17-20 who have had more than one underage drinking charge. Successful completion of this program will result in charges being dismissed.
G. Aiken County Juvenile Drug Court Program
Offered in collaboration with the Aiken County Solicitor’s Office, this program is designed to assist juveniles with alcohol and drug problems through a community collaborative effort that provides early intervention and treatment.
H. Youth Services Program
Provides assessment, treatment, and referral services
for adolescents age 17 and under and/or in
secondary school and their family members.
I. Employee Assistance Program (C&RE)
ProvidesEmployee Assistance Programs, presentations and consultation services through contracts with industry.
J. Offender Based Intervention Programs (OBI)
1. Offender Based Intervention
Provides a full range of intervention and counseling services for clients referred by the South Carolina Probation, Pardon, and Parole office and the Municipal, Magistrates and Circuit Courts.
2. Pre-Trial Intervention
Provides intervention and counseling services for clients
referred by the Solicitor’s Office.
K. Alcohol Abuse Outreach Program
Created for adults who are abusing alcohol in Aiken County, but who are no seeking services through the Aiken Center and to assist parents in dealing with their children’s use of alcohol and/or drugs.
The Prevention Services Team provides various prevention and education programs in schools, neighborhoods, faith based organizations, businesses and community groups with a special emphasis on high-risk youth.
M. Alcohol Enforcement Team (AET)
Created to combat the issue of underage drinking in South Carolina communities through the implementation of evidence- based environmental strategies to reduce underag alcohol use and its harmful consequences.
Evidence Based Prevention Programs
The Aiken Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Services Prevention Services Division, continue its efforts of helping individuals, families and the community to access the resources needed to develop and maintain healthy lifestyles. We implement comprehensive substance abuse prevention programs that are evidence-based, effective, and research-validated for elementary, middle and high school youth. We conduct educational prevention programs in schools and throughout the community to build protective factors and to reduce risk factors for alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse. They include:
"PROJECT TND" - Project Towards No Drug Abuse
Project TND is a highly interactive program designed to help youth resist substance abuse.
The LifeSkills Training program is a groundbreaking substance abuse prevention program based on more than 20 years of rigorous scientific research and is one of the most effective evidence-based programs used in schools today.
Too Good for Drugs
Too Good for Drugs™ is a school-based prevention program designed to reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use among students.
The Aiken Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Services – Prevention Services Division provides programs that raise awareness of the harmful consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, as a step toward changing attitudes and ultimately changing behaviors.