The Axis I Center of Barnwell’s Prevention Team is dedicated to empowering and educating youth and parents.  Our program goals are to teach families to address curiosity, peer pressure, and how to cope with internal problems in healthy ways to prevent unhealthy and high-risk behaviors and substance abuse.  The prevention team believes in a a holistic approach to healthy eating, active living, disease prevention, and alcohol, tobacco, and other drug-free living, which is supported by our many community partners.


Our Prevention Staff is certified through the South Carolina Association of Prevention Professionals and Advocates & the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium.


Axis I Center of Barnwell’s Prevention Staff provides evidence-based programs that target specific issues based on local, state, and federal survey data.

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  • Botvin’s Lifeskills Curriculum (6th – 12th grade)
  • Project Northland:  Slick Tracy, Amazing Alternatives, Powerlines (6th – 12th grade)
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drug Education (ATOD 101)
  • Palmetto Retailers Education Program (PREP) Merchant Education
  • One Circle Foundation’s GIRL Circle Program (ages 11 – 18 years)
  • One Circle Foundation’s The Council for Boys and Young Men (ages 11 – 18)
  • Nu-CULTURE:  Teen Pregnancy Prevention (6ht – 8th grade)
  • Love Notes Curriculum (9th – 12th Grade)
  • Darkness to Light (Child Sexual Abuse Prevention)
  • True Love Waits (Teen Pregnancy Prevention)
  • Strengthening Families (Family Enhancement Program)



  • Alcohol & Drug Safety Action
  • Anger Management
  • Truancy Intervention Program
  • Durg Screening
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Gambling Counseling
  • Nicotine Counseling
  • Partners in Parenting

Axis I Center is a designated community distributer & training center for Narcan, Fentanyl Testing Strips, and Xylazine Testing Strips

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  • Adolescent Outpatient Treatment Services
  • Adult Outpatient Treatment Services
  • Assessment
  • Aftercare
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Case Management
  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
    • Recovery 101
    • Keeping it Real (Adolescent)
    • New Beginnings
    • Women’s Empowerment
    • Hope in Recovery
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
    • Naltrexone (Vivitrol) and Buprenorphine (Suboxone)
  • Peer Support Services
  • Family Involvement
  • Detainee Recovery Coaching
  • Referrals (to detoxification, Inpatient services, other agencies, recovery groups, and more



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A reasonable fee structure is offered for self-pay clients.  Medicaid and most commercial health insurance programs are accepted.