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Alcoholism is an epidemic in society today, and is a problem facing many in Columbia, SC. Alcohol is in fact a drug, the most commonly used and widely abused in the world. Alcohol addiction causes many problems, and people that abuse alcohol are more likely to become violent, struggle with their career and have problems in their relationships. Alcoholism can literally destroy your life.

Consuming alcohol is a common and acceptable practice in Columbia. The problem with alcohol addiction and alcoholism begins when consumption crosses the line from moderate drinking, to having to consume alcohol to avoid feeling bad or to feel comfortable in social situations. Alcohol addiction and alcoholism may be triggered by an individual's environment, the people he's associating with, etc. Whatever the case may be, if alcohol is being used in excess and an individual doesn't have enough control to put down that drink despite the consequences, there is a problem.

For someone in Columbia, South Carolina who is involved in alcohol addiction or alcoholism, it is very easy to justify drinking habits and be in complete denial that there is a problem. But if a person is continuing to drink despite the health risks involved and the destruction that is being created in their life, it is time for them to seek help or for someone to intervene and help the person see that there is a problem. It may seem easier to pretend that nothing is wrong, but the longer a person continues his addictive behavior the worse off he will be in the long run.

Treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Columbia is available for individuals who know they have a problem and have the courage to face their issues with alcohol. There are a number of Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs in the area. At an Alcohol Abuse Rehab Facility individuals can be in an environment where they can address the psychological and emotional issues that may have caused their alcoholism.

Alcoholism has taken its toll when an individual drinks so heavily for a long duration, that when alcohol is taken away withdrawal sets in. Withdrawal symptoms can include shakiness or trembling, fatigue, irritability and loss of appetite for example. Alcohol withdrawal can be overcome by going through a supervised alcohol detoxification as part of treatment at an Alcohol Abuse Treatment Facility in Columbia, SC.

There are a variety of options available for individuals looking for treatment for alcohol addiction and alcoholism in Columbia, South Carolina. There are Long-term Alcohol Abuse Rehabs, Outpatient Alcohol Treatment Programs, Short-term Alcoholism Rehabilitation Facilities, Inpatient Alcohol Treatment Facilities, support group meetings, alcohol counseling, halfway houses and sober living.

Individuals battling alcohol addiction or alcoholism don't have to be ashamed or feel alone and hopeless. Recovering from alcohol addiction and alcoholism won't be easy, but admitting you have a problem and seeking treatment is the first step to getting the help that can get you through it. Put addiction behind you, so you can look forward to a bright and sober future. Contact a counselor and start treatment today.

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  • Almost 2,000 people under 21 years of age die each year in car crashes in which underage drinking is involved. Alcohol is involved in nearly half of all violent deaths involving teens.
  • Excessive alcohol abuse can cause immune system problems and brain damage.
  • In the United States, a standard drink is any drink that contains 0.6 ounces (13.7 grams or 1.2 tablespoons) of pure alcohol. Generally, this amount of pure alcohol is found in 12-ounces of regular beer or wine cooler. 8-ounces of malt liquor. 5-ounces of wine. 1.5-ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits or liquor (e.g., gin, rum, vodka, whiskey).
  • Alcohol is broken down by the liver at the rate of approximately one unit per hour (a pint of normal strength beer being two units). As a result, it is possible to still be under the influence of alcohol the following morning.
  • AA Meetings in Columbia, SC.
  • Attitude Adjustment
    College Place Methodist Church
    4901 Colonial Drive
    Columbia, South Carolina 29203

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 7:00 PM
  • Back To Basics
    Dutch Fork Baptist Church
    Highway 6
    Columbia, South Carolina 29210

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 12:00 PM
    Tuesday, 12:00 PM
  • Basics Too
    Scout Hut
    302 Brooks St
    Columbia, South Carolina 29203

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Tuesday, 8:00 PM
    Thursday, 8:00 PM
  • Bojangles
    Ymca
    1420 Sumter Street
    Columbia, South Carolina 29201

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 7:30 AM
    Monday, 7:30 AM
    Tuesday, 7:30 AM
    Wednesday, 7:30 AM
    Thursday, 7:30 AM
  • Broad River
    St Andrews Lutheran Church
    1416 Broad River Road
    Columbia, South Carolina 29210

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 5:30 PM
    Thursday, 5:30 PM
    Tuesday, 5:30 PM
    Saturday, 10:30 AM
    Wednesday, 5:30 PM
    Monday, 5:30 PM
  • Brown Bag
    Wesley United Methodist Church
    2501 Heyward Street
    Columbia, South Carolina 29205

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 12:00 PM
    Wednesday, 12:00 PM
    Thursday, 12:00 PM
    Friday, 12:00 PM
    Tuesday, 12:00 PM
  • Central Group
    Acoa Club
    2015 College Street
    Columbia, South Carolina 29205

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 8:00 PM
  • Conscious Contact
    Scout Hut
    302 Brooks St
    Columbia, South Carolina 29203

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Tuesday, 12:00 AM
    Wednesday, 12:00 AM
    Monday, 12:00 AM
    Thursday, 12:00 AM
    Saturday, 12:00 AM
    Friday, 12:00 AM
  • Conscious Contact 2
    Scout Hut
    302 Brooks St
    Columbia, South Carolina 29203

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 6:00 AM
    Wednesday, 6:00 AM
    Tuesday, 6:00 AM
    Monday, 6:00 AM
    Thursday, 6:00 AM
  • Conscious Contact 3
    Scout Hut
    302 Brooks St
    Columbia, South Carolina 29203

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 3:00 PM
  • Dutch Square
    Virginia Wingard United Methodist Church
    1500 Broad River Road
    Columbia, South Carolina 29210

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 8:00 PM
    Sunday, 8:00 PM
    Monday, 8:00 PM
    Friday, 8:00 PM
  • East Columbia
    East Columbia Baptist Church
    9601 Caughman Road
    Columbia, South Carolina 29209

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 8:00 PM
  • Faison
    Gethsemane Lutheran Church
    6904 Satchel Ford Road
    Columbia, South Carolina 29204

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 7:00 PM
  • Fifth Tradition
    St Joseph's Catholic Church
    3600 Devine Street
    Columbia, South Carolina 29205

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 6:00 PM
    Sunday, 3:00 PM
    Thursday, 6:00 PM
    Wednesday, 6:00 PM
    Tuesday, 6:00 PM
    Monday, 6:00 PM
  • Five Points Happy Hour
    Acoa Club
    2015 College Street
    Columbia, South Carolina 29205

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 5:30 PM
    Wednesday, 5:30 PM
    Monday, 5:30 PM
    Friday, 5:30 PM
    Tuesday, 5:30 PM
  • Grace Luth. Church
    St. Rd. 9/ Main St
    Columbia, South Carolina 29203

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 7:30 PM
    Monday, 7:30 PM
  • Horseshoe
    Rehoboth United Methodist Church
    6911 Two Notch Road
    Columbia, South Carolina 29223

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 12:00 PM
    Saturday, 12:00 PM
    Monday, 12:00 PM
    Tuesday, 12:00 PM
    Wednesday, 12:00 PM
    Friday, 12:00 PM
    Sunday, 5:30 PM
  • Irmo
    Mcgregor Presbyterian Church
    6505 St Andrews Road
    Columbia, South Carolina 29212

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 6:00 PM
  • Keystone
    Acoa Club
    2015 College Street
    Columbia, South Carolina 29205

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 8:30 PM
  • Living Sober
    Asbury Methodist Church
    Leesburg And Asbury Road
    Columbia, South Carolina 29209

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 8:00 PM
    Saturday, 8:00 PM
    Tuesday, 8:00 PM
  • North Columbia
    College Place Methodist Church
    4901 Colonial Drive
    Columbia, South Carolina 29203

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 8:00 PM
    Thursday, 8:00 PM
    Tuesday, 8:00 PM
  • Northeast Columbia Group
    Windsor Lake United Methodist Church
    Alpine Road And Windsor Lake Blvd
    Columbia, South Carolina 29223

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Tuesday, 8:00 PM
    Thursday, 8:00 PM
  • Palmetto
    Ebenezer Lutheran Church
    1301 Richland
    Columbia, South Carolina 29201

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 7:00 PM
  • Positive Action
    Spring Valley Presbyterian Church
    125 Sparkleberry Lane
    Columbia, South Carolina 29229

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 6:00 PM
    Monday, 7:30 PM
    Friday, 7:30 PM
    Thursday, 7:30 PM
  • Primary Purpose
    St Martin In The Fields Episcopal Church
    5330 Clemson Ave
    Columbia, South Carolina 29206

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 8:00 PM
    Friday, 8:00 PM
    Sunday, 7:00 PM
  • Principles Before Personalities
    Acoa Club
    2015 College Street
    Columbia, South Carolina 29205

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Friday, 10:00 PM
  • Saturday Nite Live
    St Andrews Lutheran Church
    1416 Broad River Road
    Columbia, South Carolina 29210

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 8:00 PM
  • Shandon Happy Hour
    Trenholm Road United Methodist Church
    3401 Trenholm Road
    Columbia, South Carolina 29204

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 5:30 PM
    Tuesday, 5:30 PM
    Wednesday, 5:30 PM
    Thursday, 5:30 PM
    Friday, 5:30 PM
  • Sisters In Sobriety
    Scout Hut
    302 Brooks St
    Columbia, South Carolina 29203

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Monday, 6:30 PM
  • Spiritual Progress
    Richland Springs Hospital
    Richland Memorial Hospital
    Columbia, South Carolina 29203

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 9:30 AM
    Thursday, 6:30 PM
  • St Johns Discussion Group
    St Johns Episcopal Church
    2827 Wheat Street
    Columbia, South Carolina 29205

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Tuesday, 8:00 PM
  • St Patricks Church
    17 St Patrick Ln
    Columbia, South Carolina 29210

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Tuesday, 12:00 PM
    Friday, 12:00 PM
    Monday, 12:00 PM
  • The Belmont Group
    Scout Hut
    302 Brooks St
    Columbia, South Carolina 29203

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Wednesday, 8:00 PM
  • The Temple Group
    Temple Baptist Church
    806 Universal Drive
    Columbia, South Carolina 29209

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 8:00 PM
  • The Way Out
    Forest Lake Presbyterian Church
    6500 N Trenholm Road
    Columbia, South Carolina 29206

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 8:00 PM
    Wednesday, 8:00 PM
  • Third Tradition
    St Martin In The Fields Episcopal Church
    5330 Clemson Ave
    Columbia, South Carolina 29206

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Thursday, 12:00 PM
    Tuesday, 12:00 PM
    Friday, 12:00 PM
    Wednesday, 12:00 PM
    Monday, 12:00 PM
  • Viviend Sobrio Grupo
    Scout Hut
    302 Brooks St
    Columbia, South Carolina 29203

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Saturday, 4:00 PM
  • Viviendo Sobrio Grupo
    Scout Hut
    302 Brooks St
    Columbia, South Carolina 29203

    Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Times
    Sunday, 5:00 PM
  • Columbia, SC. Al-Anon Support Group Meetings

  • Ashland United Methodist Church
    HOPE FOR TODAY
    2600 Ashland Road Room #123
    Columbia, South Carolina 29210

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Wed., 6:00 PM

  • Church of the Good Shepherd
    CARING GROUP
    1512 Blanding Street
    Columbia, South Carolina 29201

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Tue., 12:30 PM

  • Redeemer Lutheran Church
    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
    525 Saint Andrews Rd
    Columbia, South Carolina 29210

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Sat., 8:00 PM

  • Rehoboth United Methodist Church
    SPRING LAKE
    6911 Two Notch Road
    Columbia, South Carolina 29223

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Sat., 12:00 PM

  • Richland Springs
    COURAGE TO CHANGE AFG
    11 Medical Park Road
    Columbia, South Carolina 29201

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Thu., 7:00 PM

  • Spring Valley Presbyterian Church
    SPARKLEBERRY AFG
    125 Sparkleberry Lane
    Columbia, South Carolina 29229

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Mon., 7:30 PM
    Thu., 7:30 PM

  • St. Andrews Lutheran Church
    DUTCH SQUARE
    1416 Broad River Road
    Columbia, South Carolina 29210

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Mon., 5:30 PM
    Sat., 10:30 AM
    Tue., 12:00 PM
    Thu., 5:30 PM

  • St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
    BACK DOOR
    900 Calhoun Street
    Columbia, South Carolina 29201

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Thu., 12:30 PM

  • Trenholm Road United Methodist Church
    HAPPY HOUR
    3401 Trenholm Road
    Columbia, South Carolina 29204

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Tue., 5:30 PM

  • Trinity Episcopal Church
    FRIDAY FRIENDS
    1100 Sumter Street
    Columbia, South Carolina 29201

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Fri., 12:30 PM

  • Windsor United Methodist Church
    PARKVIEW AFG
    9500 Windsor Lake Boulevard
    Columbia, South Carolina 29223

    Al-Anon Meeting Times
    Mon., 7:30 PM