Morris Village Overview
Morris Village Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Center, located in the capital city of Columbia and serving all of the 46 counties of South Carolina, is a residential addiction treatment facility for adults aged 18 and older which opened in 1975 and has provided inpatient care to thousands of recovering addicts. Since the state approved the involuntary commitment of individuals with substance dependency issues in 1987, the center has evolved to tend to the needs of people involuntarily committed to recovery. The treatment center joined the network of the Columbia Behavioral Healthcare Services in 2004—a group of inpatient facilities in the Columbia region providing behavioral healthcare treatment for adolescents and adults. The center’s approach to addiction is treating as a disease with social, emotional, physical, and spiritual effects. The facility offers evidence-based, efficient treatment and offers programs which address cultural and gender-specific needs. Patients dealing with co-occurring disorders could also receive individualized care at the facility. Among the services provided by the facility are comprehensive assessments, medical stabilization, inpatient services, and detox. The treatment center boasts of excellent, highly trained staff consisting of activity therapists, physicians, addiction counselors, and nursing personnel.
Accommodation And Food
The center seeks to provide a safe, comfortable, and nurturing environment for clients to receive treatment. The center is structured like a small residential community in order to foster the spirit of togetherness. 14 cottages on-site act as the living areas for the residents and clients share bedrooms, three to a room. A central courtyard in the facility surrounds the library, administrative offices, cafeteria, barbershop, and the infirmary. Additionally, the village has a learning and resources center, occupational therapy buildings, a physical activities center, a cafeteria, and an assembly hall. Residents are advised to bring 5 days’ worth of comfortable, modest clothing. Revealing apparel, food, pornographic items, personal electronic or audio-visual equipment, alcohol-containing items, and many other items are prohibited at the facility. Food is served the facility’s cafeteria.
Treatment & Therapy
The center offers some treatment and therapy services depending on the unique needs of the client. Some of these are:
- Medical detox
- Medical stabilization
- Inpatient treatment program
Inpatient Treatment Program
The inpatient treatment program, overseen by highly trained and skilled medical, clinical, nursing, and activity therapy staff, involved individualized treatment plans and programs structured around multiple multidisciplinary treatment teams. Medical detox and stabilization often occur at this level of care and each client is assigned a case manager to help coordinate referrals and treatment activity. The principles of the 12-step model are also well integrated into the curriculum.
The following are a list of conditions treated at the facility:
- Alcohol and drug addiction
- Co-occurring disorder
The facility offers various options of therapy which include:
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Family education and counseling
- 12-step meetings
- Recovery dynamics
- Activity therapy
Morris Village under the South Carolina Department of Mental Health costs varies greatly depending on the services rendered and the program a client is registered into. The department is in-network with most insurance companies and most insurance providers cover the services offered at the facility. Although Medicaid and Medicare A are not accepted, the department is willing to work with out-of-network providers. Payment for services and programs are the sole responsibility of the client. Prospective clients are advised to contact the department for more information in regards to charges, payments, benefits, coverage, and inquiries.
Morris Village Advantages
With all the services and programs the facility offers, its utmost focus and goal are to make sure that clients who have completed a primary program at the facility are able to return back to living a “normal” life. With that being the philosophy and goal, case management and a strong aftercare plan unique to each patient’s needs is a big part of the program.
Morris Village offers a well-rounded and comprehensive program which is medically supervised and essentially an evidence-based treatment. Complete with quality services and highly competent and professional staff, the facility is a good option for prospective clients seeking a treatment center where treatment is structured with a strong chemical dependency program.
George McConnell – Director
George holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Belmont Abbey College where he majored in Sociology and then followed up with a Master’s degree from Duke University majoring in Divinity. Prior to holding the position of Director for over 11 years now, he served in different capacities at other organizations such as serving as a Counselor at Keystone Substance Abuse Services and Daymark Recovery Services Union Center where he serves as the Director.
Trey Causey – Medical Director
Trey is certified by the board to practice addiction and general psychiatry. He went to Palmetto-USC where he completed a residency and the University of Colorado Health where he completed training in addiction. Prior to holding the position of Medical Director which he has held for over eight years, he served in different capacities in different organizations such as the University of Colorado Hospital where he served as the Medical Director of the CeDAR program.