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Women and Substance Use Disorder

Substance use disorders among women are on the rise, including women who are pregnant or of child-bearing age. Per the CDC: "the number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) at labor and delivery more than quadrupled from 1999 to 2014. This first-ever multi-state analysis of trends [...] reveals significant increases in the 28 states with available data." The CDC also reports that between 1999 and 2010 there were almost 48,000 women who died as a result of prescription drug overdose. During the same time frame, nearly 1.5 million women were seen in emergency departments for opioid misuse and abuse. Research is finding that while women have historically lagged behind men in substance use disorders, the gap is shrinking. According to materials published by SAMHSA, women tend to have less time between when they first start using a substance and when they start experiencing problems from the substance, a phenomenon known as 'telescoping.'

Pregnancy presents a unique opportunity to help women with substance use disorders enter into recovery. Some women find it easier to reduce or stop using when pregnant. However, without help, many women find the post-partum period difficult and may struggle not to use. The Magdalene Clinic is designed to help women use pregnancy as a time of growth instead of a time of struggle. We partner with the Phoenix Center (as well as Serenity Place) to provide treatment services and help women have as much support as possible.

Opioid Treatment Centers

Serenity Place Residential

To participate, please contact Vickie Saye, the Admissions Coordinator through phone or email:

Phone: (864) 567-3881


Serenity Place Outpatient

To participate, please contact Stacy Knox, Magdalene Clinic Counselor through phone or email:

Phone: (864) 467-3966


Phoenix Center MAT Center

1400 Cleveland St

Greenville, SC 29607

Phone: (864) 467-3790

Medicaid is accepted

New Hope Behavioral Health

3505 Pelham Road, Suite B

Greenville, SC 29615

Phone: (864) 608-4578

Fax: (864) 438-2414

Crossroads Treatment Center

157 Brozzini Court, Suite A

Greenville, SC 29615

Phone: (864) 527-3145

Fax: (864) 990-0653

Greenville Metro Treatment Center

602 Airport Road, Suite C

Greenville, SC 29607

Phone: (864) 234-7952

Fax: (864) 234-7985

Recovery Concepts

1653 E Main Street

Easley, SC 29640

Phone: (864) 306-8533

Fax: (864) 306-8513

Palmetto Carolina Treatment Center

325 Inglesby Parkway Unit F

Duncan, SC 29334

Phone: (864) 433-8443

Fax: (864) 443-0495

(864) 455-8897

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Community Support

Community support groups are 12 step based meetings, such as Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous. FAVOR Greenville is a recovery community organization that is open to anyone seeking a recovery lifestyle. Not sure what you like yet? Check out FAVOR Greenville. There are also faith based support groups, such as Celebrate Recovery. You can find a list of links below to find a meeting that best fits your style and schedule.