Substance Use

South Carolina Substance Abuse Hotlines

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Addiction hotlines can be accessed from anywhere and at any time of day, making them a convenient resource for individuals seeking help for drug or alcohol substance abuse in South Carolina (SC).

What Are the Addiction Hotlines and Helplines for South Carolina?

Below is a list of two free 24/7 helplines for this wanting help in South Carolina for a substance abuse disorder.

Organization Name Telephone Number Text Number
South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (803) 996-5555 None
Zinnia Healing (855) 430-9439 None

These telephone numbers listed are free of charge to call for residents from South Carolina, the Palmetto State, to call.

List of Free South Carolina Addiction Helplines

South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services

The South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) is a state agency dedicated to combating substance abuse and addiction in South Carolina. The agency provides prevention, treatment, and recovery services to individuals and families affected by substance use disorders.

Zinnia Healing

Zinnia Healing offers a free 24/7 helpline so you can speak to a qualified support agent who understand the issues with drug and alcohol addiction.

Zinnia Healing is a service that offers drug and alcohol rehab centers nationwide. We can help you find the nearest substance abuse treatment program near to you in SC.

Zinnia Healing has helped thousands of people across the country recover from drug, alcohol, and mental health disorders.

How Bad is Substance Use Disorder in South Carolina?

We shared the following 2020 alcohol-related death stats:

  • 878 deaths (up 90.5% from 2000)
  • 16.8 deaths per 100,000 people (up 46.1% from 2000)
  • 2020 state population: 5,218,040 (up 30.1% from 2000)

From 2019 to 2020, the total number of opioid-involved overdose deaths in South Carolina increased by 59 percent, from 876 to 1,400. The total number of all drug overdoses increased by 53 percent across the state, from 1,131 to 1,734.

A survey revealed that 18.1% of South Carolina residents polled admit to binge drinking.

In 2010, there were 11,571 people admitted into treatment for alcohol in South Carolina as the primary abused substance and an additional 5,034 people admitted for alcohol.

During 2014–2017, the annual average prevalence of past-month alcohol use in South Carolina was 8.1% (or 30,000), similar to the regional average (8.7%).

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reports that prescription opioid abuse is swiftly outpacing heroin addiction as the larger of the two problems. In 2016 alone, South Carolina residents filled nearly 5 million opioid prescriptions.

Methamphetamine abuse is also a growing problem in South Carolina, with counties in the state being home to as many as 82 meth labs.