Circle Park Behavioral Health Services provides a broad range of behavioral health services, with emphasis on educational programs and counseling related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse.
We believe that addiction is preventable and treatable. However, it is not a simple problem with a simple solution. It is a life threatening disease that affects people of all ages, races, economic levels, and educational backgrounds. At Circle Park we combine treatment, intervention, and prevention to deal not just with the symptoms of abuse and addiction, but also with their causes.
We also provide family therapy for those who need help coping with overwhelming personal problems and difficult family situations. Our counselors are trained to deal with couple’s issues, children’s behavioral problems, family crises, and a wide variety of other problems.
An intervention is an orchestrated attempt by one, or often many, people (usually family and friends) to get someone to seek professional help with an addiction or some kind of traumatic event or crisis, or other serious problem. The term intervention is most often used when the traumatic event involves addiction to drugs or other items. Intervention can also refer to the act of using a technique within a therapy session.
Confidential assessment, counseling and referral services are provided by credentialed and licensed clinical counselors. A combination of individual, family and group counseling can be tailored to meet the specific needs of the client. Programs are available for youth, women, adult children of alcoholics and other populations with special needs.
A variety of evidence-based, curriculum-driven programs are provided to youth in school and community settings to increase their perception of risk of using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; as well as increasing positive decision making skills. These programs include the nationally recognized South Carolina Teen Institute, All Stars, Guiding Good Choices and Project Northland. These programs are utilized county-wide and supported by the “Getting to Outcomes” model to ensure successful implementation.
Of the Florence County’s 167,720 residents, 28.7 percent, or approximately 48,135, are under the age of nineteen. Recent statistics reveal over 25 percent of Florence County teenagers use marijuana during a typical 30 day period, over 37 percent use alcohol, 39 percent use tobacco, and over 25 percent use other drugs. Over half reported that illicit drugs are easy to obtain and almost three-quarters said the same about alcohol. Other indicators, including drug- and alcohol-related juvenile arrests, in-school incidents involving substance abuse, and illicit sales to minors, have also been on the rise.