Charleston Recovery Center

Charleston Recovery Center Charleston South Carolina

The Charleston Recovery Center is an alcohol and drug rehabilitation center with one primary purpose: to help men and women who suffer from alcoholism and drug addiction. CRC oversees an alcoholism and drug addiction treatment program , an alcoholism and addiction rehab, a half way house, and a sober living community for men and women in Charleston South Carolina.

ABOUT CHARLESTON RECOVERY CENTER

Based in scenic Charleston, S.C., Charleston Recovery Center (CRC) provides a variety of treatment services for adult men and women struggling with substance use. The nonprofit organization specializes in residential treatment, but an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and sober living accommodations are also available.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

While CRC strongly recommends their 90-day residential program, an abbreviated 30-day residential program is made available to clients when appropriate. Treatment is highly structured and based on the 12-step model of recovery. Clients divide their time between meditation, group workshops and counseling session, Big Book study, and recovery meetings.

Family members are encouraged to visit frequently and participate in their loved ones’ treatment. CRC is one of only 19 residential treatment centers in South Carolina, and one of only nine facilities that offer short-term residential treatment.

Residential program graduates may access IOP, continuing care, and sober living support through CRC’s additional services.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The center employs individuals who have personal experience with addiction. The facility’s website notes that some employees have college degrees and professional experience, while others do not. Out of the dozens of individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date, a vast majority felt that the staff was well-trained and experienced.

Staff’s Level of Experience and Training: 4.4/5

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

The center’s residential facility is located on six acres of wooded countryside located alongside Highway 61. Clients live in a homelike facility with a modern kitchen, comfortably furnished common areas, shared bedrooms, and an on-site pool. Clients are required to participate in the upkeep of the home and perform basic chores. Golf instruction is available to participants and their families through a special program with the PGA. The 11 individuals polled on the matter praised the facility’s cleanliness and upkeep.

Facility’s Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4.7/5

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Out of the over dozen alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com to date, most praised the effectiveness of treatment, reporting that they would highly recommend the facility to others. The alumni also appreciated the level of family participation.

Likelihood to Recommend the Facility: 4.4/5
Family Participation: 4.2/5

Brian, a 90-day program graduate, reported that he stayed an extra five months because he enjoyed the center’s community. “I have been to 6 previous rehab in years past and this is the only one I would recommend for anyone who is struggling with addiction.” Alum C.L. added: “I unexpectedly found grace and joy, and I am now equipped with the knowledge and tools to live life as a recovering alcoholic with much hope.”

While alumni praised most aspects of the facility, some felt the facility lacked recreational activities, and alumni offered a more moderate average rating for the facility’s visitor policy.

Visitor Policy: 3.6/5

Reviews on secondary sites were equally positive. On Google reviews, four reviewers gave Charleston Recovery Center an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars.[1]

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Out of nearly a dozen loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com to date, nearly all survey respondents also felt the facility was highly effective, clean and well-staffed. Loved ones also expressed gratitude for the attentiveness of staff members, the facility’s counseling options, the level of family involvement, and reported that they would highly recommend the facility.

“My son and daughter in-law have both found hope and freedom from alcoholism through the Charleston Recovery Center. You can trust them with your family members care,” C.W.W. wrote in a representative review.

Likelihood to Recommend the Facility: 4.8/5
Counseling Options: 4.6/5
Family Participation: 4.4/5

However, echoing some alumni opinions, some loved ones felt the facility lacked holistic treatment options.

Holistic Offerings: 3.6/5

Despite mostly positive ratings for this aspect of treatment, a handful of loved ones expressed frustration with the center’s level of family involvement. “My loved one and I chose this place based on the false information that they provide family care. It is quite the opposite,” B.S.C. wrote.

WHAT STAFF SAY

The sole employee polled by Best-rehabs.com to date also praised the facility, offering perfect five-star ratings for the facility’s level of family participation and visitor policy, as well as a four-star rating for its counseling options.

FINANCING

There is currently no information provided on the facility’s website regarding its costs; however, the individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com felt the facility was overall affordable.

Affordability: 4.1/5

[1] https://goo.gl/maps/N9nPpu84UcK2

Reviews about Charleston Recovery Center

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  • Charleston Recovery Center (Ashley Hope) gave me my life back. Prior to deciding where to go, I tried to research and check out as many facilities as I could. I thankfully picked Ashley Hope after reading the reviews and seeing the impact it had made in so many peoples lives. Although I had been in and out of AA for many years, something just hadn't clicked. Upon my arrival to the "HOPE", I immediately was accepted and welcomed with open arms. I was still in denial and had in my mind I would commit to 30 days at the most. After the first week, there was so much good already starting to happen, there no way I was leaving before my 90 days was up. I didn't know exactly what was going on but I didn't want it to stop. I was told the first day to forget EVERYTHING I thought I knew about AA and start following simple directions. I did what was asked and the miracle started to happen. The way the program and information was presented was like nothing I had ever heard of or experienced before. By doing what I was told, working the 12 steps of AA, and relying on my Higher Power, I have without a doubt found a new life of happiness, serenity, and a new design for living. Thank yout o the entire staff for giving me my life back.
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  • Place saved my life taught me how to live without drugs and how to be a responsible and depenable person.
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  • Bottom line, I am now sober and haven't even had an urge to drink since finishing the Charleston Recovery Center's program. I used to be an all day drinker...sneaking around & hiding my drinking at work and at home. CRC obviously taught me about A.A. and the 12 steps, but I also learned more about myself than I every imagined and how to better face life on a daily basis. I discovered true happiness and inner peace. The staff and fellowship, which I now call family and the best of friends, are absolutely remarkable.
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  • No one really ever goes to rehab on a win streak; I was no exception. Before coming into this program I was broken and completely hopeless. Thanks to the Charleston Recovery Center, I've been given hope; hope that there is a tomorrow;hope to be able work through my problems instead of dwelling on them to the point of drinking and using drugs. I never thought I would feel happiness again but I found it in the fellowship at the Charleston Recovery Center. and in the fun (yes, fun) in recovery. I never experienced serenity. Yet, through the honesty, open-mindedness and willingness I learned there, I can finally say that I'm on the road to peace. There's nothing more for which I could have asked.
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  • Before coming to the Charleston Recovery Center I used opiates everyday, had no job, no car and no money. I resorted to stealing money to support my addiction. I lived in constant guilt and shame even attempting suicide to escape the life in which I was trapped. After completing the program I can honestly say I value my life. I have begun mending family relationships. I now have a full time job and look forward to what life has to offer. I couldn't have done it without the amazing fellowship I found at the Hope. The guys loved me until I learned to love myself. I have made many life-long friends. I wouldn't trade my experience at Charleston Recovery Center for anything. MY LIFE WAS SAVED.
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  • I struggled with addiction for years before coming to the Hope (CRC).I couldn't stop and I didn't understand why. The time I spent there changed my life. I learned the true nature of my problems but, more importantly, I was given a solution.
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  • I tried to quit drugs and alcohol on my own for a number of years with no success. I went to several treatment centers and did everything asked of me but sobriety remained elusive. Suffering and misery became my constant companions. I came to believe I had reached the point of no return; that I was beyond help. Then I found the Charleston Recovery Center. Within 90 days I was not only sober, I learned how to live again. I made lifelong friends, rediscovered my passions and repaired personal relationships. When I got to the program I was a broken shell of a person. When I left I was whole again.
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  • Many of the people who have come through the Charleston Recovery Center consider it to be sacred ground. This is where actual recovery happens. This isn't a three month vacation from drugs and alcohol. That doesn't do us addicts any good. The program taught me that my problem isn't the substances I abuse. The problem is within myself. I was taught to reflect on my life carefully. At the same time, I also learned how to enjoy a sober life. The fellowship I found here is the greatest aspect of this program. I didn't spend five minutes here without laughter These are my people, this is my home and it always will be.
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  • Charlston recovery is a very special place. It has giving me the peace and happiness I’ve been looking for all my life. All it took for me was a true desire to stop using drugs and alcohol. The atmosphere of fellowship and family is truly amazing. I strongly recommend Charleston recovery to anyone battling addiction
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  • I owe my life to this place. I've been too multiple treatment centers that were astonishing more expensive than this place and got no where near the help and life tool's that I acquired here at Charleston Recovery Center, it is also the only treatment center where the staff and directors are so easily available and ready to help anytime day or night no one staff member every preaches from a spiritual mountain top, and I can guarantee you that I would not be alive today without the help of Charleston Recovery Center and there Director will do absolutely anything to help anyone and everyone. If you are lucky enough to find your way to the Hope then you hit the Jackpot my friend !!!!!!
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  • I attended CRC’s 90 day program for alcohol addiction, and can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Going in, I thought a 90-Day program was excessive and not necessary. I couldn’t have been more wrong. In 3 months I learned more about myself than I thought possible, along with and the coping skills required to live a happy, healthy, and full life sober. Both the staff and residents were extremely well invested in my recovery and helped me get comfortable from the onset, and as time passed I was challenged to mature as a person and help other residents, which was a vital step in both my recovery and in reintegrating back into society. I’m indebted to the opportunity CRC gave me and would recommend it to anyone struggling with alcohol or drug addiction.
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  • As an alcoholic, I constantly tried to stay sober on my own and resisted working the twelve steps. This always lead to a relapse. At Ashley Hope you immediately start working the steps when you enter treatment. I’ve spoken to many alcoholics who are x months sober and still on steps 1-3, procrastination was my worst enemy and could be theirs too. Hands down the best treatment center I’ve ever been to in terms of learning the Big Book and working the steps, the two most important aspects of staying sober.
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  • I attended CRC for 81 days. Yes, I left 9 days before completing the program. The following is my experience. I’ll try to be brief and informative at the same time. Treatment Effectiveness: Well, like anywhere, you’ve got to want it. AA is the name of the game at CRC. The director(s) and staff all wholeheartedly believe in it. That’s actually a good thing. All of the staff members are recovering addicts/alcoholics, which adds a certain validity to everything they say. They’ve all “been there, done that,” so to speak. With that said, AA itself is somewhat of a controversial program, in that there’s no scientific evidence that it actually works, although there are hundreds of thousands of people out there who swear by it. The bottom line is ... if you really REALLY want to get sober, AA will help guide you there, and CRC will help guide you toward a Ph.D. in AA. Accommodations: Here’s where it gets a little rough. If you’ve looked into the pricing already and asked yourself “how is it so cheap?,” well, it’s because of the facility. The main house (where all the “magic” happens) is pretty run down. I mean, it’s not like being a POW or anything, but there is certainly much to be desired. For some, it’s fine. For others, it’s scary. I suppose it depends on your background and what you’re used to. Meals: So ... most of the food is donated by local grocery stores, food banks, etc. Cool. No problem with that. Everyone in recovery has chores to do. As for meals, they designate one or two people to cook breakfast and dinner every day. Breakfast is easy. Eggs and sausage. Dinner, however, is a different story, so they designate one resident woman and one resident man to cook on alternating nights. I’ve got to say, the dinners were usually pretty great. The people they designate to cook seem to care about the “product” they’re serving, and their creativity (because of limited, donated stuff) always shines through. The pantry is ALWAYS full of food, and residents can eat whatever they want, but it isn’t always the healthiest. Mostly snack food, but hey, you’re there to get sober, not to be on a strict diet, amiright? Synopsis: Wanna get sober? Really, REALLY wanna get sober? You can do it here. It’s gonna suck, but you can do it. You won’t always have chef-prepared meals, you will have to follow some really dumb rules, you won’t always get a hot shower, and you probably won’t get sober ... unless YOU want it.
    My son is so happy and thriving in this environment. Not only do I have him back but a much more aware, version. I am so happy and feel grateful and blessed to them for taking him in. Xp
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  • My daughter was here for 4 months in 2016. She liked it and seemed to be successful. Yet, one week after leaving, she relapsed and almost died. The food is donated and the house is pretty run down. My biggest complaint was the director. He has another rehab place in Florida and he would take groups down there frequently. But he would take them to a casino for hours, which is not a good environment for an addict. As a child of a gambling addict, it wasn’t a healthy activity for alcoholics and/or drug addicts. This place needs a major overhaul. Website is very misleading, too. I wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone.
    Finding fault in others seems to be a family tradition. She fails to mention the many broadway shows, theme parks, sky dives, and other (Lion Country Safari) group activities the residents enjoyed in Charleston and Florida. She references the Seminole Hard Rock Casino where we saw several concerts, ex. Paul Anka , Mama Mia, Phantom of the Opera, and enjoyed New Year’s Eve. We never allowed the residents to risk any money, but to enjoy sober fun and the delicious meals. Recovered is what the book says and it allows us to go anywhere a free man or woman can go. Addiction is cunning and our hope is that her daughter will accept the Solution and give it away to others who need it so badly.
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  • My friend attended CRC and came back a changed person. I highly recommend it!
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  • I'm almost 2 years sober today because of this place. I was taken in just as I was, loved, and taught how to live life and to pass it on to others. Highly recommended to anyone.
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  • I researched several regional facilities to combat my alcohol addiction and chose Charleston Recovery Center. The explanation was thorough in regards to their program of recovery, pricing, and residential guidelines. I was given a tour of the main house & loved the homey, cozy feel of both the house and residents. Everyone was so welcoming and accepting! The house is clean & kept up with. While the program circles around the traditional "12 Steps", it's very accommodating to all walks of life which made me feel accepted being a Buddhist. Its affordability is only a small bonus compared to the peace & sobriety I've achieved through coming here.
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  • My name is Makyla and I'm an alcoholic and an addict. I am 26 years old and I have been in and out of detox and treatment centers since I was 19 years old. Charleston Recovery Center has saved my life. Words truly can't describe how much this place has done for me. I appreciate the addict on addict recovery. I have found a solution here that I have been looking for. This place gave me my life back and I'm truly happy today.
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  • I have been using drugs since I was a teenager. I attempted to quit on my own and went to multiple treatment centers. Nothing seemed to work. I was hopeless and ready to give up. My friends told me about Charleston Recovery Center, so I figured what do I have to lose. Coming here is the best thing that happened to me. I now have happiness and a sense of purpose in my life. I strongly recommend this place for anyone struggling with addiction.
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  • Affordable and effective!
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  • The CRC saves lives. I'm so grateful for their service and would highly recommend them to anyone.
    Master of taking advantage of the disadvantaged. Some things never change.
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  • I am a 67-year-old woman. This program is working for me. I have been sober for three years. I am grateful that through the 12 steps I understand this disease and am able to help others, and that my outlook on life is much improved. I highly recommend the Charleston Recovery Center.
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  • August 2017 I arrived here broken and desperate for help. What I found here is truly unbelievable and I am on able to put it into words. What it is is a power much bigger than all of us but what it has done is found me. If you are seeking a better way of life like I was it is available here. Everyone here Has been to the depths of hell in addiction as myself and are able to help me in ways no one else could. God bless this place and everyone involved and anyone who passed I may have crossed for it is truly a miracle today that I’m not where I once was
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  • When i first arrived here I was desperate. I had no idea how i ended up in charleston recovery center. I was lost, confused and scared. The staff, directors and residents welcomed we with open arms. They loved me when I couldn’t love myself. I have learned how to live and love again. THis place gave me the chance to start over again and to find myself. The magic of this place is indescribable. I never thought I would learn, laugh and love so much within a recovery center. I’m so grateful for the fellowship here and the knowledge i have gained. I found myself and i found a family here too. this place gave me hope and a purpose again.
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  • This is by far the realist rehab i’ve been to and I’ve been to a 30k a month rehab and there is absolutely no comparison between the two. I’ve been given the tools to not only stay sober but make the most out of life.
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  • I've gone through other rehabs and treatment programs but this place and saved my life and shown me how to enjoy this new way of life. The things I've learned and the way this program is done here has shown me who I was, who I can be and how to be the person I want to be.
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  • I was skeptical before coming into this program because I expected a place that was run by people who didn’t understand addiction! I quickly found out that I was very wrong! The program is run and owned by addicts who have been through many ups and downs like myself! We all help one another in many different ways and share each other’s experiences! I never thought the day would come that I could deal with my personal stresses of life without getting drunk but that day has come!!!
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  • Not only did this place save my life, it taught me how to live. I was addicted to everything imaginable the day I checked in. Now, I'm sober, happy, and am no longer being suffocated by powerlessness, I have found my deepest, strongest self. Thanks!
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  • This place saved my life! I had been using drugs for 18 years, I was broken and hopeless. This place has given me hope, and brought joy to my life!
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  • This place truly saved my life!! I have been to several treatments centers thruout my life and there is no place like this. Charleston recovery center truly taught me how to live life and I have never been happier. If you are anyone you know needs help please come here!!
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  • Beware !!! Very unorganized Men n and woman are all together. The house is dirty and the traits everyone and uses the F-bomb all the time! It's a train wreck!@
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  • The most amazing place... miracles happen here
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  • I have been honored to witness so many amazing men and women recover and help others recover here. Families reunited, legal problems solved, lives restructured are everyday occurrences. Countless residents agree that this life saving program was the answer to their prayers.
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  • Words can’t describe the respect and gratitude I have for the wonderful staff at The Hope. I couldn’t be more impressed with the deep level of care and understanding that was given to me and countless others. The program itself has been a blessing to me and to be able to learn that from other alcoholics and addicts was the key. I finally found others that were just like me. Many thanks to Ronnie Byers and the staff, they are the reason I am alive today!!
    The CRC is like a second family... This place has helped dozens like me to recover and I can't recommend it enough!
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  • The staff is very helpful. The food is fantastic and home cooked daily. They have given me another shot at life that I never thought I would have again. I owe my life to this place and would highly recommend anyone to it.
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  • The staff treats you like inmates in prison. They are rude and even yell at patients. The food is horrible. The facility is dilapidated.
    When I arrived at the center I was at the end of my rope. My addiction to opiates at 52 years of age was my master. I had lost faith in myself and everyone else.I have read some of the bad reviews and would like to just say this.Through my 90 day stay I learned to live again. I learned to love again.Most of all I found that the only way to stay sober and to live a life filled with true joy was to do Gods will in my life instead of my own.I am sober almost two years and have nothing but love and gratitude for the staff .If you want to get sober instead of go on vacation their door is open. Love you all !!!!!
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  • Beautiful outdoor space, a sand volleyball court, a variety of meal types, multiple meetings throughout the day to help us connect to our higher power. The other residents & staff become like family before you know it. There's nothing like it!
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  • My son and daughter in-law have both found hope and freedom from alcoholism through the Charleston Recovery Center. You can trust them with your family members care.
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  • This is probably the best AA/12 Step treatment program in Charleston. AA can be confusing at first so their intensive direction provides a great start to recovery. I am very grateful for the CRC.
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  • It's clear that the staff cares about the residents & giving them the tools needed to start over. Very affordable compared to most rehab facilities. If you're willing to start recovery it will work for you!
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  • My friend took his wife here when she was struggling with alcohol. He didn't know what to expect but after the 90 day program she came back a new person. I can tell a difference in both of them since they have been learning the principles of AA. I think this is a great option and from what he said it's pretty affordable too.
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  • A dear friend of mine recently went here. She was totally hopeless and very sick. They nursed her back to life and now she's helping others. I highly recommend the Charleston Recovery Center!
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