• AET
  • Family Support
  • HIV Education
    • HIV/AIDS prevention services are offered on-site at all locations of Cornerstone, where clients receive prevention, intervention and treatment for AOD issues.  The program works to eliminate the spread of HIV-infection among high-risk groups by offering risk assessments, risk reduction counseling, pre- and post-test counseling and free rapid & confidential HIV testing to clients served at our agency. The advantage of rapid testing is that it allows the client to receive their results the same day and become linked to care immediately. The blood sample is collected using a finger stick, similar to testing blood sugar-levels. If results are positive, the client will be scheduled an appointment with their local County Health Department immediately or their primary care provider for a confirmatory test. They will also be linked to Upper Savannah Care Services for additional services that may be needed. Education about HIV/AIDS and its connection to AOD use is also offered in the form of a presentation to all treatment groups as a part of the treatment process. This information is especially important for our clients who are more likely to engage in high-risk behaviors. If you are a person who injects drugs or engage in other risky behaviors, it is recommended that you get tested at least once a year. You may speak directly with our HIV Early Intervention Specialist for more information.
  • Life Skills Classes
    • Evidence based program directed at middle or high school age students that helps teach them about making choices and healthy decisions in their lives.  Some of the topics discusses are alcohol, tobacco, violence in the media, coping with anger and anxiety, communication skills, social skills and resolving conflicts.
  • Parenting
    • Guiding Good Choices is a 5 session, evidence-based parenting class designed to help prevent drug use in the family, develop health beliefs and clear standards, teach and reinforce refusal skills, how to control and express anger constructively and how to strengthen family bonds by involving everyone in family activities.  Cost is a one-time fee of $25.  Classes are usually held once a week for about 2 hours per class for 5 weeks and can be scheduled in any of our 4 counties on an as needed basis.
  • PREP
    • Palmetto Retailers Education Program (PREP) is a merchant education program that is designed to help reduce underage access to alcohol and tobacco products in our communities while also lowering the liability risks for businesses and their employees.  PREP is the only merchant education program in SC that covers all of the following: off premise alcohol sales practices, on premise alcohol sales practices, tobacco sales, development of manager/supervisor sales policies and keg registrations.  The PREP program is approved by the SC Department of Revenue and the SC Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services.  Cost is $25 if one enrolls voluntarily or $50 if one is mandated by the court system to come through.
  • SCTEP
    • South Carolina Tobacco Education Program is a class that is offered as an educational alternative to legal penalties for youth under 18 years old who are caught with tobacco products.  The program educates on tobacco use and its effects, addiction, health alternatives to smoking, resources to quit using tobacco and the long and short term  consequences of tobacco use.  Cost of this class is $25.