If you need help for a substance use problem call us at this number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 843-365-8884
Over the last two months, we have seen our lives changed in ways we never thought possible but through it we’ve seen great advances in people helping people! We are so proud of our staff and clients and the ways that they have adapted to what everyone is saying is our new “normal”. While we don’t know how long this will last, we wanted to give you an update as to how we are continuing services here at Shoreline. First, we encourage anyone suffering from a substance use disorder to reach out to us at 843-365-8884 and we will arrange for you to receive services. We will continue to answer the phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for now.
SBHS never stopped seeing clients and providing services, but we did those through telehealth in order to adhere to the government guidelines and to keep our staff and clients safe. If that’s what you are most comfortable with as social distancing guidelines are relaxed, we plan to keep those as part of our services. We have begun the process of slowly opening our physical locations. Over the next few weeks we’ll be announcing when we’ll start doing in-person sessions and assessments. We will have groups again, but they will not begin right away as we are working on details to make them as safe as possible.
Staff and clients will be encouraged to wear a mask in the building. Just as you’ve seen at local restaurants and stores, we have added plexiglass to where our front desk staff sit, and we have increased cleaning of high traffic areas such as the lobby and bathrooms. You’ll notice floor markers throughout the building showing six-foot distances to maintain in areas where we have more people and we will also be limiting the number of people in the lobby. With no groups going on, we are turning our group rooms into “interview” rooms. This just means that instead of going to your counselor’s office, you’ll go to a group room to complete your assessment or session. This allows for plenty of room between persons while still maintaining your confidentiality. We even have a plan to be able to offer sessions in the outdoors if you prefer!
Our number one priority is the safety of the clients we serve and our employees so we will be moving slowly in order to do what is best for everyone. If you or someone you know has a substance use disorder, please call us today. You are not alone. We can help!
Clients on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) are a special priority for us because of the risk of accidental death due to overdose. Any client in need of medication in order to help with withdrawal from opioid drugs, please call us immediately. Shoreline continues to encourage anyone in need of Narcan to contact our office. Narcan is a lifesaving drug that can help reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Please call our office to find out how you can get Narcan. 843-365-8884
If you need additional support during this time here are some online recovery resources:
- Online/Virtual AA Meetings: https://twelvestepfellowship.com/
- Online/Virtual NA Meetings: https://virtual-na.org/meetings/
- Online/Virtual Al-anon Meetings: https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/electronic-meetings/
- In the Rooms hosts over one hundred live video meetings every week: https://www.intherooms.com/home/
- Smart Recovery, free, peer-led support and chat groups : https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/calendar.php?styleid=29; https://www.smartrecovery.org/
- Support Groups Central, virtual support groups on various mental health topics: https://www.supportgroupscentral.com/index.cfm#anc2
- Open to Hope, an online support forum where individuals share their stories and connect to others coping with grief and loss: https://www.opentohope.com/
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), offers an anonymous peer-to-peer online anxiety and depression support group: https://adaa.org/adaa-online-support-group
- The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html for tips on managing stress and anxiety.
- For tips on how to cope with COVID-19 and social isolation as a person in long-term recovery, visit https://www.shatterproof.org/blog/how-im-coping-covid-19-and-social-isolation-person-long-term-recovery.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
- Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio 1-866-628-9454
- Digital All Recovery Meetings unityrecovery.zoom.us/my/allrecovery
This page is updated often as new information is available. Please check it regularly for any updates. You can also get new information on our Facebook page. Don’t hesitate to call us at 843-365-8884 if you have any questions.