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Addiction Recovery Center (Outpatient)

Offering a wide range of services for men and women 17 and older, the Addiction Recovery Center at Palmetto Health cares for all our patients with respect and dignity. Our comprehensive and effective treatment planning allows our experienced staff to focus on the needs of each patient, and we strive to provide the level of care and compassion we would want for our families and ourselves.

Contact the Addiction Recovery Center
720 Gracern Rd., Suite 120
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803-296-2416
Fax: 803-296-5674

Meet our team:
Our clinical staff have master's degrees and many years of experience in the treatment of substance abuse and co-existing mental health disorders.

Tim Malone MD

Timothy Malone, MD, has been the medical director of the Adult Recovery Center since 2009. Earning his BA in physics from the College of Charleston in 1986 he later obtained his medical degree from the University of South Carolina's School of Medicine in 1993. He is board certified in Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Malone provides inpatient and outpatient care as well as maintaining a private practice and teaching role at the University of South Carolina's School of Medicine.

Katie Turman, LMSW, is the Healthcare Provider Program Case Manager and has been with the Addiction Recovery Center since 2003. She graduated from Columbia College with a bachelor's degree in Social Work in 2002. Afterward, she attended the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina and graduated with honors. She became licensed in 2005 and is currently working on national credentialing to be a Master Addictions Counselor.

William "Bill" Hunter, RNADN, graduated from Orangeburg Calhoun Technical School in 1993 and has been with the Adult Addictions Recovery Center as Program Nurse since September 2010. Work experiences include nurse manager at Palmetto Health Richland and Palmetto Health Baptist. He also has worked as the Electroconvulsive Shock Therapy Coordinator at Richland. Prior to Palmetto Health, he was employed with Greenville Memorial and Providence Hospital systems, where he specialized in cardiac procedures.


Tenessa B. Wilson, MHSA, Program Coordinator
Stacey Thompson, LPC, Intensive Outpatient Program
J.P. Cole, LMSW, Intensive Outpatient Program

Our Services
We are proud to offer a range of services for males and females 17 years of age and older. Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Healthcare Providers Program (HPP) are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, totaling 15 hours of service each week. Individual sessions are scheduled by appointment. 

We also have a six-week drug education program for those who are still unsure if a substance abuse problem exists. Half Day and Multi-Day substance abuse evaluations are scheduled by referral; most patients evaluated are licensed medical professionals.

Intensive Outpatient Chemical Dependency Programs

  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
    - Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Thursday totaling 15 hours of service each week
    - Lunch is served
    - Individual sessions are scheduled by appointment
  • Healthcare Provider Program (HPP)
    - Designed to serve the impaired professional
    - Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Thursday totaling 15 hours of service each week
    - Lunch is served
    - One-on-one counseling is available as needed
  • Half-day and multi-day Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation
    Licensed professionals are assessed through a comprehensive evaluation process. The process includes the development of a:
    - Bio-psychosocial/substance abuse history
    - Psychiatric consultation by our medical director
    - Psychological tests/interpretation
    - Participation in a therapeutic group process
    - Laboratory tests to rule out the presence of drugs and alcohol
    - Nursing assessment
    - Lunch is available
    - In-patient lodging is required in some cases

Compass is an educational series with an emphasis on prevention minus the intensity of treatment programs.

  • Designed to address the pre-contemplative and contemplative thought process of individuals who are uncertain if a substance abuse problem exists.
  • Six-session program provides education on substance abuse and dependency.
  • Drug screens are taken and progress reports are made available to referral sources.
  • This particular program is not covered by insurances; however, flexible payment plans are available.

Aftercare groups are available to persons who successfully complete the IOP or HPP.

  • There is no limit on the length of time the person participates; however a one-year minimum is recommended.
  • Groups are held from 6–7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday each week.

Mirroring Group
"Mirroring" is a therapeutic support group comprised of people who are required to be licensed to work in their profession.

  • Prior to entering the Mirroring Group each participant has successfully completed the HPP and now functions as a peer support person for newcomers.
  • All therapeutic support groups are facilitated by counseling professionals
  • Groups are held Monday evenings from 6–7:30 p.m.