Drug Rehab

South Carolina Drug Rehab on Hilton Head Island

Drug addiction is surrounded by a lot of myths. Many people think a person who is addicted to drugs simply lacks willpower or moral principles. The reality is that addiction and drug dependency are complex. No one sets out to become addicted. However, some people are more susceptible to addiction for a variety of reasons—from past trauma to family history to mental health issues and more.

No matter what kind of drug one is addicted to, it can feel impossible to stop. The brain gets retrained by continual drug abuse, so cravings can become overwhelming as a result. Also, withdrawal symptoms may occur when a person stops taking a drug they are physically dependent on. Moreover, these symptoms can be unbearable for some people, which is why withdrawal is one of the biggest relapse triggers.

Today, we now know more than ever about addiction. To help clients recover from substance use disorder, BriteLife South Carolina uses the latest evidence-based therapies. At the same time, our South Carolina drug rehab programs are tailored to each client's needs by our interdisciplinary teams. With that said, it is possible to recover from drug addiction and we will help you build a solid foundation of recovery.

EXPLAINING Substance Use Disorder

According to the Mayo Clinic, substance use disorder is a disease that affects a person's brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illicit drug.  In fact, substances such as alcohol, cannabis and nicotine are also deemed drugs. When you're addicted, you may continue using the drug despite the most dramatic consequences. This includes job loss, divorce, and financial problems. Addiction takes on different forms, and no two individuals experiences are alike. For this reason, our clinicians create customized South Carolina drug rehab plans that are centered on client choice. Our approach provides each client with the care, knowledge, and tools they need to achieve long-term sobriety. We offer a full range of drug rehab programs to treat substance use disorder.

We also identify and treat any co-occurring mental health disorders, which is essential for long-term recovery. With substance use disorder, addicts need increasing doses of the substance to get high. At some point, they may require the drug just to feel okay. 

Signs of Drug Addiction

The words abuse, and addiction are often used as synonyms, but they’re not the same. A person who abuses drugs can typically quit on their own. Often, they will stop after a life-changing event, like getting a DUI.

However, a person who is addicted impulsively uses the substance and finds it tough to stop, even when it leads to stunning consequences (e.g. divorce). Indications of someone who needs South Carolina drug rehab can include:

  • Overwhelming cravings to use
  • Increasing use to maintain same high
  • Drinking or using alone
  • Not taking care of yourself
  • Poor hygiene
  • Reclusive
  • School or work problems
  • Increased relationship conflicts
  • Stealing
  • Feeling sick when not using

Symptoms of Drug Withdrawal

Withdrawal symptoms can be different for each kind of drug category. Common symptoms include muscle pain, fatigue, shakes, irritability, restlessness, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, constipation, disorientation or mental confusion, hallucinations, racing thoughts, depression, insomnia, seizures, and tremors.

Withdrawing from certain substances, especially benzodiazepines and alcohol, can be unsafe and should never be attempted alone. That’s why it’s essential to detox under a doctor’s care at a reputable South Carolina drug rehab like BriteLife Recovery.


Even if you’ve been attended a South Carolina drug rehab before, relapsing doesn’t imply treatment doesn’t work. Addiction is a chronic disease, and as with other chronic diseases, relapse is commonplace. Sometimes it’s just a matter of finding the right drug and alcohol treatment program.

Our Hilton Head drug rehab provides clients with all the tools and resources they need for sustained recovery. We offer a full range of treatment options including detox, residential care, partial hospitalization levels of care. We also care for clients who have co-occurring mental health issues, like PTSD and depression.

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance use disorder, please reach out to our admissions team at 866-470-2187. Our addiction specialists are available to provide confidential help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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