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 […]

New South Carolina law will put Narcan in some opioid patient’s medicine cabinets

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 […]

Charleston police warn of deadly opioid fentanyl disguised as other drugs

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, […]

Embrace Recovery SC: Changing The stigma around those battling substance abuse

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 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 […]

Overdose Awareness Day – August 31

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SC HOPES

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health partnered with the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services to launch SC HOPES, a statewide, toll-free support line for people who need mental health or substance use support during these difficult times. Call 1 (844) SC-HOPES today! https://scdmh.net/news-release-new-toll-free-number-provides-hope-for-south-carolinians-mental-health-alcohol-drug-agencies-launch-statewide-support-line/