Since its inception, the mobile unit has been successful in it's mission of "meeting people where they are", all over the Upstate. Services include syringe exchange, overdose prevention, HIV and Hep C testing, drug user education, MAT/MOUD referral, and linkage to care. If you would like to request the bus in your area or at your business or organization, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over 50,000 doses distributed
Syringe Exchange is our foundation. We support the right for People Who Use Drugs to have safe using supplies and access to healthcare. We provide harm reduction services through our non-profit Challenges Inc, and medication for opioid use disorder using buprenorphine products through a partnership with Carolina Wellness and Recovery of Powdersville . Our mobile unit travels all over the Upstate of SC. Visit our Services page to learn more about a South Carolina syringe exchange.
Please note, it is important to us that all of our funding, partnerships, and initiatives have low barriers to care and are well informed by Drug User Health values.
Your continued support allows us to meet people where they are.
Studies show that participants of a program like ours are 5x more likely to enter into treatment and 3x more likely to stop using drugs than those who are not. These prevention services also decrease the spread of diseases like HIV and Hep C by up to 80%. The use of naloxone, buprenorphine, and syringe access are all evidence based practices preferred and recommended by the CDC and SAMHSA as a key strategy to fighting the opioid crisis.
Check out our Blog to learn more about our harm reduction work in South Carolina.
We are a nonprofit, 501(c)3 initiative under the "Recovery Institute of South Carolina" and are able to do this work because of donations from community members. small grants, and help from volunteers. Our Federal Tax ID is 84-2776604. If you would like to make a contribution to our South Carolina syringe exchange, please click DONATE.
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Recovery Institute of South Carolina
is proud to endorse the initiative Challenges Inc:
103 Clair Drive, Piedmont, South Carolina 29673, United States
Suite C Contact us: (864)-214-6181
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
SSPs deliver short- and long-term value to people’s lives as well as to public health, communities, first responders, and public budgets. Numerous states have authorized SSP operations in various ways, but there is more work to be done. In many states, SSPs are alive and well; in others, they operate in a legal gray area. And some states still have not authorized SSPs to provide these life-saving services and tools.
Join our director Marc Burrows and others for an online discussion about the current status and potential future of syringe services programs in red states.