Pickens Co. agency offers help for those struggling with drug abuse

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PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – After Pickens Co. investigators charged 20 people in connection to a drug bust this week, one organization is letting people know that help is out there.

Behavior Health Services in Pickens County is an out-patient treatment facility for people who struggle with substance abuse.

Behavior Health Services Director Angela Farmer said they have patients from all echelons of class, status and race.

“I believe that we have a significant drug and alcohol problem in our county,” she said. “Opioids have made big news because there have been so many overdose deaths. The biggest problem with it for the longest time is methamphetamine.”

Overall, a total of 56 traffickers were indicted on 192 criminal counts since November, according to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.

Farmer said there is help and hope.

“I would love to see a community that embraces those individuals and supports them and encourages them in their recovery process and I think if we saw that, we’d see a lot more recovery,” she said.

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