Opioids

South Carolina has declared a state of emergency on opioids. Our goal is to bring awareness and understanding on how opioids impact all our lives, and as a community we can make a difference! Shoreline Behavioral Health Services has partnered with Horry CAST Coalition to promote safe storage of your current medication and safe disposal of all your unwanted or expired medications.

  • The CDC estimates that 72,287 people died from overdoses in 2017, an increase of about 10% from the year before​.

  • 49,000 were caused by opioids

  • In 2018, an estimated 2 million Americans suffered from addiction to prescription opioids or illegal opioids. About two thirds of deadly drug overdoses in 2016 were due to opioids.

  • In 2018, in Horry County there were 109 overdose deaths

Help Stop South Carolina’s Opioid Epidemic

If you have unwanted or expired prescription medication in your home (emphasis on opioids), please dispose of them in a safe and secure prescription drop box location (click here for locations). No questions asked!

Common opioids (Pain Relievers) are:  Oxycodone, Morphine, Vicodin, Percocet, Hydrocodone, Codeine, and Fentanyl.

Alcohol

Alcohol is the #1 drug used among teens. Alcohol causes impairment to coordination, slurred speech, blurred vision, anxiety and/or confusion. 63 % of SC teens have tried alcohol and 29% are current users. On an average, the age of first use in South Carolina is 13 years old. In SC, approximately 85 youth die yearly from underage drinking. Those that use alcohol are 5x more likely to drop out of school.

Shoreline provides a wide variety of options for adolescents and children, ranging from education services to treatment for more serious substance issues. Adolescent groups usually range in age from 12 to 18-years-old. We offer family services and encourage family involvement through regular progress updates and family support / therapy. Evidence has shown that family involvement in a child’s treatment increases the likelihood of a more successful outcome.

For more information, please contact us at (843) 365-8884.

Click here for program structure information.

Prescription Drugs

Did you know?

  • According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, 4 out of 5 people addicted to heroin report his/her addiction began with prescription pills. These opioid pills either came from friends, family, or personal prescriptions.​

  • By disposing of unwanted and expired medication, we can help prevent accidental overdoses and the start of an addiction.
    If you have any questions on any of your prescription medication, please feel free to contact Sadie Roy at 843-365-8884 x259.​

IF YOU HAVE UNWANTED OR EXPIRED prescription medication in your home, please dispose of them in a safe and secure prescription drop box location (click here for locations). No questions asked!