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Which is killing more people in Lexington County?

 Home fires or overdoses?

In 2022 Lexington County had 4 fire deaths and 126 fatal overdoes. From a risk reduction standpoint you are more likely to encounter substance misuse in your community verse failing to escape a fire.

How you can help.

Get rid of expired and unwanted prescription medication in your medicine cabinet.

City of Cayce Fire Department has a drug disposal bin in the court house lobby (2 Lavern Jumper Rd), or click here to look for disposal sites near you.

If prescribed an opioid pain killer, know the risks.

You can become addicted in 3 days taking your medication as prescribed. Know the risks. Talk to your doctor.

Know the dangers of fake pills and taking medication not prescribed to you.

Remember one pill can kill. Can you tell the difference?

Fake pills are often laced with lethal fentanyl. 2mg of fentanyl is all it takes to kill the average American. “Lets learn from our mistakes and not die from them.”

Know the importance of talking to your children or grandchildren about drugs and alcohol.

Also share a code word with your child if they text or call that you will pick them up with no questions asked.

Carry naloxone (Narcan) to respond to an opioid overdose. You could save a life!

Cayce Fire Department is a community distributor of Naloxone. Please reach out to use if you need Naloxone.

Recovery Organizations

Stigma is the number reason that prevents people from seeking help. Know the free and low cost resources in the area.

Prisma 1801 Bridge Clinic

Call for Appointment 803-434-1976, provide transportation if needed, low barrier, low cost substance use treatment, primary care, and connection to care. Staffed with nurse practitioner, counselor and peer recovery coach. (1801 Sunset Dr. Columbia SC 29203)

Courage Center

Provides safe, supportive setting for individuals and families making their journey from substance misuse and substance use disorder. Locations: Lexington 860 Park Rd. Lexington, SC 29072, Richland 1535-D Broad River Rd. Columbia, SC 29210 and Orangeburg 950 Holly Street Orangeburg, SC 29115. See website for meeting times specific to location.

  • All services are free and ran by individuals with lived experience
  • Peer Support
  • Recovery meetings for individuals and families
  • Harm Reduction Outreach

LRADAC

Fights addiction and drug misuse in our schools and communities. Treatment and family resources. Two locations Richland- 2711 Colonial Drive, Columbia SC 29203 and Lexington 1068 South Lake Drive Columbia SC 29073. Please see the website for more information.

Recovery Church

Faith-based recovery. 577 W Killian RD Columbia, SC 29203. Mondays @ 6:30PM

Celebrate Recovery

Faith-based recovery. 415 Barr Rd Lexington, SC 29072. Tuesday nights at the student center 6:45pm.