EDUCATION & PREVENTION
Alcohol is the #1 drug used among teens. Alcohol causes impairment to coordination, slurred speech, blurred vision, anxiety and/or confusion. 63 % of SC teens have tried alcohol and 29% are current users. On an average, the age of first use in South Carolina is 13 years old. In SC, approximately 85 youth die yearly from underage drinking. Those that use alcohol are 5x more likely to drop out of school.
Marijuana is a drug that is often referred to as weed, pot, ganja, and Mary Jane. Marijuana has hundreds of different chemicals but the most known and dangerous is THC. THC is a psychoactive component that gives the user the “high” feeling. Today’s marijuana has changed from the marijuana from the 70’s and 80’s. Marijuana is more potent today, which makes consuming it more dangerous. Besides the potency of marijuana, today’s marijuana can be consumed in my different ways.
DID YOU KNOW?
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!
Horry CAST Coalition has partnered with Shoreline Behavioral Health Services to promote 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.