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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.**

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Meet Our Team

Note from the CEO, Shari Lynn W. Baker

Shari Lynn W. Baker - CEO - Waypoint Recovery Center - South Carolina drug and alcohol addiction treatmentWelcome to Waypoint Recovery Center. Whether you are seeking services for yourself, a family member, friend, loved one, or a patient, we are here to help.

I began my career in the behavioral health industry in 1998. Throughout the years, I have seen how addiction can tear lives and families apart. I have also seen lifestyles transformed, hope renewed, and lives restored. My team and I share a passion for helping people.

Our goal is to provide each client with the tools and resources needed to beat substance use disorders and live a better life. Recovery is possible. You are not in this alone. We are here to help! Thanks for choosing Waypoint Recovery Center.
~ Shari Lynn W. Baker.


John E. Emmel, M.D., Medical Director

Dr. Emmel attended both undergraduate and medical school at Brown University in Providence, RI. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. He became interested in addiction during his residency and has been Medical Director of Charleston Center, a comprehensive alcohol and drug treatment center, since 1980. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He has extensive experience in MAT, withdrawal management, and the use of ASAM Criteria.


Lynn McKnight LPC, LAC, Clinical Director

Lynn McKnight LPC, LAC, Clinical Director - WaypointLynn McKnight is a licensed addictions counselor and licensed professional counselor supervisor with post-graduate training at the University of South Carolina.

She earned her MA in expressive arts therapy/counseling from the University of Louisville and a BA in psychology from Furman University.

Lynn has treated clinics through her private practice and as a clinical supervisor for a 13-bed facility in Greenville. She is also EMDR-certified and a board-certified art therapist.

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If you or a loved one are struggling, contact us at (888) 978-5188.
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