We are accepting new admissions but have implemented additional pre-screening procedures to ensure the health and safety of everyone at Waypoint Recovery Center. **At this time, all family visitation has been suspended until further notice.**

Waypoint Recovery Center is closely monitoring all coronavirus (COVID-19) updates and is following suggested best practices from the CDC to prevent the spread of the virus. For more information, please click here.

Waypoint Recovery Center Blog

Recent News & Addiction & Recovery Information

How to Tell the Person You’re Dating About Your Recovery

senior couple talking on couch - your recoveryIt’s not recommended that you begin dating until you have at least one year of sobriety under your belt, since it takes time to become confident in your recovery. Once you’re ready to jump back into the dating pool, one important factor to consider will be how to share your recovery story with your partner.

Sharing Your Recovery Journey

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to sharing your recovery journey. Some people have no problem being 100% open from the beginning, while others prefer to protect their privacy. Trust your instincts, then use these tips from the staff at Waypoint Recovery Center’s South Carolina drug and alcohol addiction treatment program to guide the conversation.


Why Healthcare Professionals Often Struggle with Addiction

male doctor looking stressed sitting on ground - professionalsAddiction doesn’t discriminate. People of all ages, races, genders, and socioeconomic statuses struggle with substance abuse. This includes individuals who work in the healthcare industry.

Factors That Make Healthcare Professionals Vulnerable

No two people with a substance use disorder are exactly alike, but some of the factors that can make doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals vulnerable to addiction include:


Are You Enabling a Loved One’s Addiction?

closeup of woman taking bills out of wallet - enablingHaving a spouse, parent, adult child, or other loved one who suffers from an addiction to drugs or alcohol is not easy. You hate to watch the person you care about struggle, but your efforts to help can do more harm than good when you end up enabling substance abuse.

About Enabling

The term enabling refers to any behavior that allows someone with an addiction to continue their substance abuse without experiencing the natural consequences of their actions. Consequences are how people learn and grow—even when those consequences are painful.


Stop Making Excuses and Take Control of Your Recovery

young woman with arms crossed on gray background - excuses

Making a Decision

Making the decision to enter treatment isn’t easy. It’s common for men and women who are struggling with drug or alcohol abuse to make excuses for their behavior, but acknowledging the full extent of the problem is a vital part of the recovery process. You can’t move forward until you can see what needs to change.

Addiction Excuse #1: It’s Embarrassing to Admit I Need Help


Fun and Unique Sober Date Ideas in Charleston County

happy young couple at pottery workshop giving each other a high-five - Charleston

Dating while sober doesn’t have to be boring.

For your convenience, the team at Waypoint Recovery Center‘s South Carolina drug and alcohol addiction treatment program has put together this list of fun and unique date ideas in Charleston County. Whether you’re planning a first date or are currently in a long-term relationship, these sober date ideas are sure to please.

Visit North America’s Only Tea Plantation


How to Use Urge Surfing to Manage Cravings

pretty brunette woman with eyes closed standing against concrete wall with graffiti on it - urge surfingWhen you are struggling with cravings, it is important to realize that thoughts of substance abuse do not have to lead to actions. Reaching out to a sponsor or distracting yourself with a fun activity are two of the most commonly recommended tactics for dealing with cravings. Urge surfing, a type of mindfulness meditation, is another strategy you may also wish to try.

What Are Cravings?

In recovery, cravings are defined as intense desires or urges for drugs or alcohol. Cravings are most common in the early stages of recovery but can be experienced even after a person has been sober for several months.


What You Need to Know About Moving Forward After Relapse

beautiful thoughtful woman with long hair - after relapseThe recovery journey is full of ups and downs. If you’ve relapsed, you may be worried about what the future holds. However, this doesn’t mean that you’re not cut out for a sober life. There’s always hope for recovery—as long as you remain committed to getting the addiction treatment you need.

A Slip Is Not a Relapse

Many people use the terms slip and relapse interchangeably, but these terms actually refer to two entirely different situations. Someone experiencing a slip quickly realizes the error of their ways and takes steps to get back on track. In comparison, someone experiencing a relapse has abandoned their recovery efforts entirely.


Avoiding Boredom and Staying Busy in Recovery

woman painting at table, surrounded with paints and brushes - boredom

Boredom Is a Common Fear

One common fear that people have when they enter a recovery program is that life without drugs and alcohol will be boring and uneventful. Luckily, this couldn’t be further from the truth!

It may take some time to get used to your new routine, but there are plenty of ways to stay busy in recovery. In fact, you’re likely to find that your sober life is richer and more exciting than you ever could have imagined.