Begin The South Carolina Teen Challenge Intake Process
If you or a loved one are ready to step towards treatment and rehabilitation from drug or alcohol addiction, please take these steps…
Contact one of our intake specialists to begin the process or get more information. We are here to help.
Intake varies from 24 hours to 2 weeks depending on the time needed to documents or if detox is needed. In processing an application, we consider:
- The willingness of the applicant to participate in the program/interest in changing
- Mental health/medications
- Medical condition/medications
- Legal status, past and present
- Outstanding warrants
- Funding eligibility
- Level of care required
- Location or residency
Please note that we are a voluntary program and not a lock-down facility. The client needs to want to be here. They need to admit that they have a problem and want help.
FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY:
Although we cannot advise on what to say to every addict since everyone is different, we recommend that you speak the truth with love, care, and concern, NOT in condemnation or criticism. Please be aware that we do not do interventions. We can refer 3rd party interventionists to you, so please call us if you need that help. If your loved one is suicidal or mentally unstable, please take the situation seriously and contact your local hospital as a first step, or call 911. Do not wait!
Read this article, “TALKING TO A LOVED ONE ABOUT ADDICTION”
Intake Step One
A Willingness and Desire to Get Help!
The applicant must be willing to invest the time (usually a year) and effort into their life to finally get freedom from addiction. We must hear willingness from the applicant to get help, which cannot come from friends or relatives. Remember, much of the cost of the applicant’s one-year stay at one of our centers is covered by donations from the community, and we have limited beds, so we need to make sure every applicant is prepared for the challenge.
Call or fill in the inquiry form to begin the process. If the program may be a good fit for the individual, we will direct you to our Application to download and fill in.
Send in the Application. Once the application is received, our South Carolina Men’s Rehab Intake Counselors will connect with the Applicant to make further arrangements, including financial commitments and attending a medical detox, if needed. Please note that we will not make repeated attempts to reach the Applicant. In most cases, we will leave it to the Applicant to connect with us on a specific day and time or to visit the center. Should they fail to do that, the application may be denied. Follow-thru is all seen as part of the Applicant’s willingness and desire to attend the program.
MANDATORY DOCUMENTS UPON ADMISSION
- PICTURE ID (driver’s license, state ID)
- SOCIAL SECURITY CARD (or letter from the SS office stating you have applied)
- MEDICAL PAPERWORK/TESTS (Physical, TB, HIV, HEP-C test results)
- MEDICAL INSURANCE CARD (if covered, for incidental medical needs)
- GREEN CARD (if a non-citizen permanent resident)