Paths to Recovery
North Charleston is dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, mental health and substance use disorders. We strive to:
- Involve communities in raising awareness of substance use and mental health issues and in implementing prevention strategies, and showcasing effectiveness of evidence-based prevention programs;
- Foster partnerships and collaborations with federal agencies and national organizations dedicated to improving public health; and
- Promote and disseminate quality substance use prevention and mental health promotion resources and publications.
IN ANY EMERGENCY, PLEASE DIAL 911
Unfortunately, the opioid epidemic in this country does not seem to be slowing down, and so many lives are being destroyed by addiction. Opiates are prescribed to relieve severe pain, and they have the potential to be extremely addictive if misused. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on average, 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose.
To help combat this epidemic, the City of North Charleston has partnered with Charleston County’s Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS), more commonly known as Charleston Center, to provide free Narcan training on a monthly basis throughout the City. Narcan, also known as naloxone HCl, is an FDA approved nasal spray that counteracts the life-threatening effects of opioid overdose, and it is often used in emergency settings. Once the life is saved, it is everyone’s goal that the long-term recovery begins.
To attend one of the City’s free Narcan training classes, please contact Lieutenant Matt Hughes at [email protected]
Charleston Center (Charleston County Residents Only)
843-958-3300. 843-722-0100 (24hrs)
Outpatient Services, Intensive Outpatient Services, Residential Services, Residential Services for women who are pregnant and/or parenting, medication assisted treatment, Withdrawal Management (Detox). Financial assistance available.
Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Commission (Dorchester and Berkeley County Residents Only
Offers a multi-disciplinary, integrated approach to the treatment of alcohol and other drug addiction and mental health disorders.
Offer a wide range of prevention, intervention and treatment programs in two central locations convenient to residents throughout Berkeley County. The Kennedy Center is a private, non-profit organization that is designated as a county substance abuse authority by the SCDAODAS, South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services.
Center for Behavioral Health
Outpatient services, medication-assisted treatment, counseling, Financial assistance available
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Emotional support, guidance, and resources provided by bilingual master’s level parent support specialists. 5 one hour calls for 5-6 weeks with trained parent coach for free.
MUSC Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs (CDAP)
Walk-in clinic, medication-assisted treatment, outpatient services, counseling, paid research programs. Financial assistance available.
South Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition
Overdose prevention supplies, opioid overdose reversal kits, grassroots advocacy, resource development, coalition building and direct services for people impacted by drug use, sex work, and overdoses.
Faces and Voices of Recovery
Promotes the Long-term Recovery from Substance Use Disorders Through Education, Advocacy and Recovery Support Services
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Local Hotline 843-852-3001
NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.
Cocaine Anonymous (C.A.)
Our primary purpose is to stay free from cocaine and all other mind-altering substances, and to help others achieve the same freedom.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
A fellowship of men and women who have found a better way of life, free from heroin addiction. Our fellowship is based on a 12-Step Program of Recovery.
5505 N. Rhett Ave. North Charleston, 29406.
Celebrate Recovery is a faith-based, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.
James Island Baptist Church, River Bluff Church, Seacoast Church, and Northwoods Baptist Church
Ben’s Friends is the food and beverage industry support group offering hope, fellowship, and a path forward to professionals who struggle with substance abuse and addiction.
All Recovery Meetings
Thursday’s at 7:15pm 118 Royall Ave. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
These meetings honor all pathways to recovery, acknowledging that each individual’s path is unique and reflects their personal strengths. The meetings are an opportunity for social support that focuses on the hope and healing found in recovery and to connect with others who are initiating and maintaining a recovery lifestyle. Come, socialize, share!!
Lights On! Lights, Camera, Action (LOLCA)
Dedicated to helping community members improve their mental health by finding social connection and a voice to help others in their struggle with substance use disorder through education, storytelling, and film.
Call your local police department and speak with a VICTIM ADVOCATE
Provides resources to those in need of treatment and recovery options for family members and friends. Mental health clinicians available!
NAR-ANON Family Groups
310-534-8188 (local) 800-477-6291 (toll free)
The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.
AL-ANON Family Groups
The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.
Path of Serenity, Tuesday, 8:00PM
Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church, 302 Hibben St, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464, Grace Hall Basement
Alateen is an Al-Anon group specifically designed just for young people age 19 or younger…Alateen works in exactly the same way and follows exactly the same principals designed by Al-anon, except that you are surrounded by a group of people your own age; people who are experiencing the same difficulties at home with an alcoholic parent, sibling, grandparent, or anyone else who has a problem with drinking behaviors.
Start Your Recovery
StartYourRecovery.org provides helpful information for people who are dealing with substance use issues — and their family members, friends, and co-workers, too. We know that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges faced by those who misuse alcohol, prescription or illegal drugs, or other substances, and we aim to break through the clutter to help people at any stage of recovery.
Charleston Sober Living
A supportive, substance-free environment of like-minded community and care for men. You receive support from your peers as well as sober coaches, and if you need or require further assistance, we can provide referrals for any clinical support or treatment you might need, including psychologists and other medical professionals.
The Sanctuary Recovery Foundation
Dedicated to providing sober living homes for men. No matter the stage you are currently in, we are here to help. We welcome you in your choice to remain accountable and to further your recovery.
At Magnolia Farm our purpose is to provide a structured and stable environment for women recovering from the disease of addiction. We are dedicated to providing a sober living residence so our guests can return to life with an entirely new lifestyle and approach to living.
Magdalene House of Charleston provides a program of discipline and balance, as well as a structured plan that is individualized for each woman. This plan includes access to: Medical and Dental Care, Group and Individualized Therapy, Programs for Addiction Recovery, Educational Opportunities, Employment Resources
Residential recovery program for men with alcohol & drug addiction. Two residential recovery options for men 18 and older who suffer from alcohol and drug addiction – a Recovery Immersion Program and Transitional Recovery Residences.
Palmetto Project, Inc.
Palmetto Project’s Insure SC initiative provides health insurance application and enrollment assistance to any SC resident. These include Medicaid, Medicare, Affordable Care Act. Insure SC’s licensed staff can also help you understand how to best utilize employer-sponsored insurance and community resources, such as community health centers, free clinics, and prescription assistance programs. All services are free of charge. Since 1984, Palmetto Project has been working to identify innovative solutions to some of our state’s most pressing social and economic challenges and puts them into action.
Transcendence Treatment Center
Everyone experiences trauma differently, which is why effective substance use disorder treatment will include individualized, trauma-informed programming. At Transcendence Treatment Center, our multifaceted programs help heal unresolved trauma and substance use disorders by addressing the mind, body, and spirit.