Entries by Shoreline Behavioral

DEA warns about fentanyl-laced black market pain medications amid spike in overdoses

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) warned the public Monday of an increase in black market painkillers that are laced with fentanyl or methamphetamine. “The United States is facing an unprecedented crisis of overdose deaths fueled by illegally manufactured fentanyl and methamphetamine,” DEA Administrator Anne Milgram said in a statement. “Counterfeit pills that contain these dangerous […]

Health officials warn fake ‘blue pills’ are causing hundreds of overdoses in SC

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – South Carolina’s Opioid Emergency Response Team has issued a warning about a new counterfeit pain pill blamed for hundreds of opioid overdoses across the state. The OERT advisory said the fake, 30mg Roxicodone, also known as “blue pills,” are laced with fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid. Since January 2020, more than […]

More than 378,000 South Carolinians are in recovery for a substance use disorder. It’s time we embrace their recovery.

More than 378,000 South Carolinians are living full lives – in recovery. It’s time we all embrace recovery, not just those who are overcoming a substance use disorder. Once we understand that this is a treatable disease and not a moral failing, better days are ahead for everyone. People can and do recover, going on to lead […]