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 […]
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 […]
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTW) – A bill recently signed into law in South Carolina will give certain people on opioids easier access to an overdose reversal drug. South Carolina is one of the first states to enact a co-prescription policy. Those who meet certain qualifications will be prescribed Naloxone, an overdose reversal drug, along with the […]
Authorities in Charleston have a warning — the deadly opioid fentanyl, which has been at the center of the nation’s ongoing epidemic of overdose deaths, is increasingly being mixed with other drugs like heroin, cocaine and marijuana. Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine and 30 to 50 times stronger than heroin, […]
Approximately 378,000 people in South Carolina are recovering from a substance abuse disorder. COLUMBIA, S.C. — A new campaign is working to change the way many view people recovering from substance abuse. It’s called Embrace Recovery SC. To Read the full article from News19 wltxc.com click here.
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 […]