John Coffin – Executive Director

The choice to seek treatment for problem substance use is a difficult one and many people come to us with mixed feelings. They worry about the treatment process, the financial difficulties and sometimes they are not even sure if they need help with substance use problems and its effects on them and their loved ones.

If these mixed feelings describe how you feel, then we want to assure you that you have come to the right place! We have been treating people from all walks of life for more than 30 years. We are licensed by the state Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) and the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). We are also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

What do all these licenses and accreditations mean? It is your assurance that our staff are highly competent and trained to help you sort out all the issues that are unique to you. We will help you come up with a plan of care that takes into account your severity of symptoms, individual personal preferences and your level of readiness in regards to changing your life and improving your situation. We are glad that you are here and your needs, preferences and comfort are important to us; please advise our clinical, management or office staff of any concerns that you have and if it is within our means to resolve the issue we will promptly do so.

Many have come before you with similar concerns and here is a sample of what they say about the treatment process at Shoreline:

“Everyone made me feel better during a not so good point in my life! Thank You.“

“The staff made this experience a lot better than I thought it would be. I really didn’t want to do it, nor did I think I really needed it, but it turned out I did. I learned a lot about myself.”

“I have learned so much and really have begun to trust in ways I never thought I ever would.”

Once again, we are happy that you have made the decision to change your life and honored that you have chosen us to help you do it!


John Coffin