South Carolina’s drug problem is alarming with the current trends in heroin addiction in the state and the number of people who reportedly have needed but not gotten into drug treatment.

For those already addicted the best treatment option is a long-term, drug free program with a high success rate for permanent recovery.

The Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program achieves a 70% success rate with all hardcore addictions.

If you or someone you know is struggling with a drug problem in the state of South Carolina contact us for immediate help as recent data indicates that there are many South Carolina citizens who still need to get into a good treatment program.

In fact, recent data indicates that in 2004-2005, 95,000 people or 2.75% of South Carolina citizens reported needing but not receiving treatment for illicit drug use over a one year period.

Moreover, in 2004-2005, approximately 253,000 or 7% of South Carolina citizens over 12 reported past month use of an illicit drug.

In the year 2006, there were 29,150 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in the state. In 2005 there were 27,407 treatment admissions in South Carolina. And, during 2004, there were 23,685 admissions to drug/alcohol treatment in South Carolina.

Cocaine is and has been the major drug threat in South Carolina. This includes both the use of powdered cocaine and crack cocaine.

Although marijuana is not biggest drug threat to the state, it is the most readily available and commonly abused drug in South Carolina.

Historically heroin abuse in South Carolina has been something that occurs only in the major cities in the state but recently there has been a rise in the use and abuse of heroin among young adults.

There has been a decrease in the last two years in methamphetamine manufacturing and abuse throughout South Carolina. This is according to data from 2005 to 2006.

Club drugs include drugs such as MDMA (ecstasy), GHB, ketamine and LSD. MDMA is readily available in cities throughout South Carolina, in Greenville, Columbia and cities along the Atlantic coast of the state.

Currently the use and abuse of pharmaceutical drugs such as OxyContin®, hydrocodone, Vicodin® and pseudoephedrine continue to be problems in South Carolina.