TO THE SAVANNAH RIVER ROC
We are recovery-oriented, person-centered services in the western Savannah River region of South Carolina including Aiken, Edgefield, and McCormick Counties.
531 Belvedere- Clearwater Rd
Belvedere SC 29841
PEER SUPPORT RECOVERY COACHES:
ROC Recovery Coaches will focus on whole-person health, whenever possible, connecting individuals with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) to treatment and other services to help address health and social factors which could hinder them from being successful in recovery.
What is the language of recovery?
When it comes to the language of recovery, additional support can be given by eliminating words and phrases that can have a negative bias against individuals. Avoid words like an addict, habit, junkie, and clean. They suggest a person “is” the problem, rather than the person “having” a disease. Being characterized like that can reduce the willingness to seek treatment and we should all work toward ending the stigma associated with substance use disorders.
For more information about resources in our community check out Embrace Recovery SC.
The Impact in SC
THE OPIOID CRISIS
South Carolina drug overdose deaths involving opioids totaled 835 (a rate of 17.1) in 2018. This is an increase compared to the 628 (a rate of 13.1) deaths reported in 2016.
MENTAL HEALTH CARE
Co-occurring substance abuse problems and mental health issues are more common than many people realize. According to reports published in the Journal of the American Medical Association:
Roughly 50% of individuals with severe mental disorders are affected by substance abuse.
37% of alcohol abusers and 53% of drug abusers also have at least one serious mental illness.
Of all people diagnosed with a mental illness, 29% abuse alcohol or drugs.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that drunk driving was involved in 29% of motor vehicle traffic fatalities in 2018.
There was an estimated 10,511 deaths from drunk-driving collisions in 2018.
In 2018, 231 children aged 14 and under were killed in drunk-driving collisions.
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety’s (SCDPS) statistics for 2013-2017 show that there were 28,235 DUI-related collisions reported statewide.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately one out of every six (48 million) Americans is living in poverty. 3.7 million of those in poverty are in need of treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, but less than a quarter of those actually get the treatment they need.