ItemBackpack conversations(South Carolina State Library, 2023-11-27) South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse ServicesThis document is to help make it easier to talk to children about alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and vaping at an early age – or any age. The idea is to cut out these conversation starters and put one in a child’s school backpack or lunch a couple of times a week. Then, parents or caregivers can find a good time to talk about whatever is on the conversation starter. Not all of them are about alcohol and drugs. The point is to make short, frequent talks with children easier and more comfortable. The conversations are for grades Kindergarten through fourth grade, fifth through eighth grade, and for teens/young adults in grades nine through twelve and on. ItemRole of the State Alcohol and Drug Agency: (prepared for the Senate Select Committee of the Senate Medical Affairs Committee)(South Carolina State Library, 2021-05-05) South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse ServicesThis document, prepared for the Senate Select Committee of the Senate Medical Affairs Committee, explains the agency's mission, data reporting techniques, coordination with other state agencies, and the agency's history. ItemSouth Carolina Recovery Housing Plan Fiscal Year 2022(South Carolina State Library, 2023-05-09) South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse ServicesThis plan for the Recovery Housing Program contains the statement of need, geographic distribution, populations, resources, administrative summary, anticipated outcomes, and expenditure plans to help individuals achieve and maintain recovery from substance use disorders. The program will enhance physical and psychological safety through supportive transitional housing and short-term housing assistance and assist the public by improving their well-being through linkage to an array of wrap-around support services. ItemSouth Carolina county profiles of alcohol and other drug use 2021 report(South Carolina State Library, 2023-02-09) South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services. Technology, Research, and Evaluation DivisionThe purpose of this report is to provide a timely update to the latest data on substance disorder indicators for county planners. The present report is an effort to meet the recent request of counties for data assistance in the development of their 2022-2023 county treatment plans. The report includes charts and tables for over 18 indicators of county risk factors associated with the development of substance use disorders. The framework for reporting these indicators is intended to provide a simple tool for planners to utilize to help make data-driven decisions in support of prevention and treatment planning activities. We recommend that the report be used in conjunction with other local knowledge resources to provide the best results. ItemPREP trainer's manual(South Carolina State Library, 2022-05) South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse ServicesPreventing substance abuse problems before they develop can be a challenging endeavor, but research - coupled with years of programming - has taught us that prevention is the most efficient, cost-effective approach. The Palmetto Retailers Education Program (PREP) is designed to encourage and promote partnerships between licensed alcohol retailers, tobacco retailers, law enforcement and communities - partnerships that are dedicated to preventing and reducing alcohol and tobacco problems throughout South Carolina.