The Horry County CAST Coalition’s mission is to address public health issues through promotion, coordination and support of new and existing programs. The coalition consists of members representing a variety of professional and social groups which have come together to problem solve and make improvements to our community.  For more information on how you can become involved, please contact Jessie Marlowe, Prevention Director at (843) 365-8884 Ext 244.


The Palmetto Retailer’s Education Program (PREP) is a short course that helps reduce underage access to alcohol and tobacco products in our communities, while lowering the liability risks for businesses and their employees. PREP is available for managers and servers/sellers in all 46 counties in South Carolina.

Approved by the Department of Revenue and the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, PREP is the only merchant education program available in South Carolina that covers all of the following:

  • Off-Premise Alcohol Sales Practices
  • On-Premise Alcohol Sales Practices
  • Tobacco Sales Practices
  • Development of Manager/Supervisor Sales policies

To schedule a class for your business, contact Jessie Marlowe, Prevention Director at (843) 365-8884 Ext 244.


Shoreline’s Challenge Ropes Course is designed to promote and develop cooperation, communication, trust, and problem solving skills.   We have a variety of low ropes and high ropes elements that help individuals overcome fears, anxiety, insecurities, depression, and anti-social behavior.  Whether you are a school group, corporate office, or somewhere in-between, we have a program for you!  The goal of our program is to educate participants on problem substance use and substance use disorders, and transfer learning from the ropes course to their everyday lives.  Our course is operated by a team of facilitators that are certified and well trained.  For more information about our ropes course please contact our Ropes Course Facilitator, Judon Rice, at  (843) 365-8884 ext. 242.


  • Certified Prevention Specialists coordinate and/or deliver community education through group presentations and participation in health fairs. There are programs designed for individual skill development to raise the awareness of individuals who are regarded as being at a higher risk of being in conditions that have been linked to an increased risk of problem substance use or addiction.
  • Certified Prevention Specialists work to foster partnerships and collaborative efforts that increase the factors that lessen the likelihood of adverse consequences from substance use or addiction.
  • Contact the SBHS Prevention Department at 843.365.8884 ext. 244.