From OxyContin to fentanyl, Myrtle Beach’s current drug epidemic is ‘larger than ever’
More than 1,600 purple ribbons dotted the Collins Park grass in Conway amid a small congregation of residents. Many wore yellow shirts with “Got Recovery?” written in red on the back. A series of faces with a name and either “RIP” or “Revived” displayed on a nearby television screen to each picture’s left. This group had gathered August 31 in observance of International Overdose Awareness Day, and each ribbon represented a South Carolina resident whose life was lost to a drug overdose during 2020.