Affecting 1 in 10 of the US population over age 12, substance abuse and addiction touches us all. A serious crisis, addiction is a problem that can result in multitude of other struggles for those experiencing it.
Job Loss. Depression and Mental Illness. Health issues. Instability. Broken Trust. Crime.
The struggles of addiction can lead to homelessness, incarceration, and in dire cases, even death.
We are in an addiction crisis.
But for those still struggling, there is help, hope, and a path forward.
Addiction & Recovery Outreach, an initiative of New Directions, connects persons in Horry & Georgetown Counties struggling with Opioid Use Disorder, Substance Use Disorder, and/or Alcohol Use Disorder to treatment, detoxification, and recovery through a dedicated team of Peer Support Specialists.
“We’ve been where you are. And we can help you get where you need to be.”
We recognize that the path to recovery is not one-size-fits-all. Our goal is to provide resources for empowerment and to secure placement in a recovery solution which best meets the needs of the individual.
Since 2017, we’ve helped over 300 clients secure placement/treatment solutions. More than just responding to the immediate addiction crisis, ARO works to end it by:
Our fight to end addiction in Horry & Georgetown Counties is ongoing. But for those still struggling, there is help, hope, and a path forward. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, let ARO help you find your path forward.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call us. New Directions of Horry County’s Addiction & Recovery team serves all of Georgetown and Horry counties.
If our team members cannot come to you right away, we will arrange a meeting place to meet with the individual. You can share our contact information with the person in need of help.
Substance use disorder is an illness. The survival instincts of one using a substance have been replaced by the substance being used.
It is important to be kind to those that suffer from substance use disorder. Check on them and ask how they are doing. You never know when the time is right, and they will need help.