Overcoming a substance addiction can be difficult. That’s why the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) helps ensure the availability of treatment options through a system of state-licensed and nationally accredited service providers. We encourage you to contact us with any questions you have about substance addiction. To find help, visit the DAODAS website. You can also search for Treatment Centers using the map below.
Signs of Overdose
Face is extremely pale and/or clammy to the touch.
The body is limp.
Fingernails or lips have a blue or purple tint.
The person is vomiting or making gurgling noises.
The person cannot be awakened from sleep or cannot speak.
Breathing is very slow or stopped.
The heartbeat is very slow or stopped.
Signs of Overmedication
Unusual sleepiness or drowsiness.
Mental confusion, slurred speech, or intoxicated behavior.
Slow or shallow breathing.
Extremely small “pinpoint” pupils.
Slow heartbeat or low blood pressure.
Difficulty being awakened from sleep.