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As the opioid crisis in South Carolina continues to trend upward, many can feel left behind and left out with little to no hope of recovery. But options abound in Charleston and across the state for those seeking help. 

  • The Medical University of South Carolina’s (MUSC) Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs (CDAP) offers a wide range of clinical services for the treatment of alcohol and substance use disorders, including those dealing with opioids. This program forms a continuum of patient care aiming to serve a wide range of those in need, including those new to addiction treatment and those in need of maintenance care. Treatment options include intensive outpatient, individual outpatient, psychiatric evaluations, medication-assisted therapy and more. 

All services can be accessed virtually at muschealth.org, and new patients seeking care can access services with no appointment by calling (843) 792-5200 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • The Charleston Center is a substance abuse prevention, intervention, education and treatment center managed by Charleston County. The program seeks to help county residents live productive lives free from the negative impacts of alcohol, drugs and addiction. Charleston Center provides inpatient and outpatient services, alcohol and drug safety action programs, medication-assisted treatment and more. Charleston Center can be accessed online charlestoncounty.org.

  • Paths to Recovery, a North Charleston-based organization is dedicated to increasing public awareness of and action around mental health and substance use disorders. The organization fosters partnerships and collaborations with federal agencies and national organizations seeking to improve public health. It also keeps a running tab of quality substance abuse prevention and mental health resources and publications. This is also a program for those seeking ways they can help those in need in their community. Access its database at northcharleston.org.

  • The South Carolina Department of Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) seeks to ensure the availability of a menu of treatment options through a statewide network of licensed and nationally accredited county alcohol and drug abuse authorities. To find service providers near you, use their online portal at daodas.sc.gov and select your county for a list of options.

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