The South Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition is a comprehensive harm reduction program. SCHRC engages in grassroots advocacy,
resource development, coalition building and direct services for people impacted by drug use, sex work, and overdoses.
"The four-month-old group is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to the implementation of harm reduction interventions, public health strategies, drug policy transformation, and justice reform in South Carolina and throughout the American South."Full article in the Moultrie News |
What exactly is a harm reduction coalition and how do they help serve our community? That's a great question! If you would like to know more about harm reduction coalitions and the kind of services we are working to provide to the greater South Carolina area, click on the link below.Find out more |
"The opioid epidemic has been called the worst drug crisis in American history. Death rates now rival those of AIDS during the 1990s, and with overdoses from heroin and other opioids now killing more than 27,000 people a year, the crisis has led to urgent calls for action."
"The epidemic didn’t happen overnight. Over the course of more than a decade, it has grown into a problem destroying lives across the nation, regardless of age, race, wealth or location."
"Ashlyn died six months ago at the age of 18, about a year-and-a-half after trying heroin for the first time, never having tried an outpatient, medication-based treatment program that experts agree should always be presented as an option to opioid-addicted patients."Read more
"The United States Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome M. Adams, issued a national advisory Thursday urging more Americans to keep on hand and learn how to use the drug naloxone, which can save the lives of people overdosing on opioids. Naloxone has already revived thousands of overdose victims..."Read more
"A bill which would give easier access to opioid antidotes, like narcan, has moved on to the South Carolina State Senate. 'The goal is to save lives and to get people into recovery... this bill allows approved community organizations to give out narcan, to people who need it who are going through addiction.'"Read more