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 its Choose Free. Live Free. program, the Palmetto Foundation works to increase awareness, prioritize prevention and support healthy recovery in our communities.
To prevent youth from engaging in substance use, while inspiring them toward resilient social and emotional choices.
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.