FOCUSING ON FIGHTING ADDICTION AND THE OPIOID CRISIS
One family’s tragedy turned into a mission to proactively reach out to young people and educate them about the dangers of substance abuse, including the increasing instances of opioid addiction. Through education and awareness programs, The Palmetto Foundation works to increase awareness and support recovery in our communities.
To save youth from the devastating effects of substance abuse and addiction by inspiring and empowering them to make resilient choices that will benefit them throughout their lives.
To foster a significant reduction of substance abuse and addiction rates, especially those resulting in opioid-related deaths, across South Carolina.
CHASE AND REGHAN
Chase was a college athlete who was prescribed opioids for pain that eventually fueled a hidden addiction. Reghan was a high school student whose friends bullied her into taking heroin to lose weight. They are just two of the thousands of young people in South Carolina who have fallen victim to substance that may have been prevented.
Chase and Reghan’s stories inspire us. Their lives motivate us to positively impact those who are facing, struggling and living with destructive addictions – and those who are traveling the difficult road to recovery.