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 currently receives funding from DAODAS, through the ECHO (Empowering Communities for Healthy Outcomes) Grant, to address the opioid epidemic in Horry County. Strategies under this grant include the following:
- Prescriber Training
- Information Dissemination
- Safe Medication Disposal
Shoreline Behavioral Health Services promotes SAFE STORAGE of your current medication and SAFE DISPOSAL of all your unwanted or expired medications. 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.
- 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
Funded by award #1U79SP020779-04 from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.