please join us for our

6th Annual
“Light the Way For Hope”
Luminary

Overdose Awareness Day 2024

Thursday, August 29, 2024 @ 7:00 pm
Mount Pleasant Town Hall, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Show Your Support – August 10

RECOVERY BOWL: TACKLING SUBSTANCE USE

A charitable high school football tournament, “Recovery Bowl: Tackling Substance Use,” is set to take place on August 10 at Buccaneer Field. This event, hosted by WakeUp Carolina in collaboration with 1Team1Cause, aims to raise funds and awareness for WakeUp Carolina, a local recovery community organization dedicated to supporting young adults, individuals, and families affected by substance use.

6th Annual “Light the Way For Hope” Luminary: Overdose Awareness Day 2024

Share Your Loved One

Join WakeUp Carolina, the Mount Pleasant Police Department, The Charleston Center, and The Town of Mount Pleasant for Overdose Prevention and Narcan Training on Thursday, August 29 at 7:00 pm, followed by “Light the Way For Hope” Luminary, honoring and remembering our loved ones. 💜

The event will be held at Mount Pleasant Town Hall located at 100 Ann Edwards Lane, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, 29464.

Let’s honor our loved ones. 💜

We invite you to submit their information to be included in a special remembrance ceremony. Share their name, photo, and a brief message to be featured in a touching slideshow, a heartfelt social media post, or on a luminary bag during the event.

Let’s come together to remember and raise awareness about overdose, supporting one another with compassion and understanding. Submit your loved one’s information today and help us create a lasting tribute to those we have lost.

The website submission deadline for loved ones to be honored for the “Light the Way For Hope” video and luminary is Friday, August 23. However, if you miss the deadline, you can come to the event and write your loved one’s name on a luminary bag.

    NEW! ONLINE, CONFIDENTIAL ASSESSMENT OF DRUG USE PHASE

    We Moved & Expanded!

    New Mt. Pleasant Location: 217 Lucas St., Suite G – (843) 972-8154

    New Berkeley County Office: 325 E. Main St., Moncks Corner, SC – (843) 761-6677

    BY THE NUMBERS - From 2020 To Now

    Family recovery group sessions provided.

    recovery group sessions provided.

    Individual coaching sessions Provided.

    Individuals who attended support services.

    Community events hosted.

    unique community members served.

    Individuals referred to other recovery support serviceS.

    Individuals referred to Recovery Housing.

    Individuals referred to treatment services.

    SMART RECOVERY

    Mondays at 6:00 pm – Charleston Co.
    217 Lucas St., Suite G, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

    Thursdays at 6:00 pm – Berkeley Co.
    325 E Main St., Moncks Corner, SC 29461

    DAD2DAD

    Tuesdays at 6:00 pm – Charleston Co.
    217 Lucas St., Suite G, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

    Tuesdays at 6:00 pm – Berkeley Co.
    325 E Main St., Moncks Corner, SC 29461

    LIVING WITH LOSS

    Tuesdays at 6:00 pm – Charleston Co.
    217 Lucas St., Suite G, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

    NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

    Wednesdays at 6:00 pm – Charleston Co.
    217 Lucas St., Suite G, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

    MOTHERS' GATHERING

    Thursdays at 4:30 pm – Charleston Co.
    217 Lucas St., Suite G, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

    Tuesdays at 6:00 pm – Berkeley Co.
    325 E Main St., Moncks Corner, SC 29461

    YOUNG ADULT GROUP

    Thursdays at 7:00 pm – Charleston Co.
    217 Lucas St., Suite G, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

    SIBLINGS SUPPORT

    Second Wednesday of Every Month at 6:30 pm
    Virtual – Contact Us for Zoom Info

    Our History, Our Why

    WakeUp Carolina is a community-based movement born out of one family’s heartbreaking loss of their son, Creighton, in the summer of 2016. Creighton’s family made a promise and a commitment to share their story in hopes no one would feel alone.

    Our Community United

    We are a recovery community organization (RCO), an independent, non-profit organization led and governed by representatives of our local recovery community. We organize recovery-focused advocacy activities, carry out recovery-focused community education and outreach programs, and provide peer-based recovery support services.

    July 2016
    July 2016

    A Promise Was Made

    August 2016
    August 2016

    What Can We Do?

    A conversation started.

    November 17, 2016
    November 17, 2016

    Founding Date

    WakeUp Carolina was founded.

    April 2017
    April 2017

    Recovery Pillar Added

    National Opioid Prescription drug crisis convention.

    2018
    2018

    Harm Reduction & Peer Support

    Community distribution of harm reduction measures. Started Peer Support services.

    June 7, 2018
    June 7, 2018

    Youth Support Outreach

    Crieghton’s House (Young Adult Group) was established.

    2019
    2019

    Light The Way To Hope

    WakeUp Carolina’s first Overdose Awareness Day event.
    February 2020
    February 2020

    Headquarters Established

    Lease signed!
    2020
    2020

    Support Services Expands

    Services that we started: Mothers Gathering, Dad2Dad, Treatment Scholarships, Stepping Stones, Family Recovery Coach
    2021
    2021

    Programs Continue To Grow

    Services that we started: Siblings Group, SMART Recovery.

    Our Purpose

    Wake Up Carolina began with a promise made to a beautiful boy by his Mother to ignite our community’s desire to affect change. We honor that promise and Creighton’s memory by supporting the battle against substance misuse disorder.

    Be Apart of the Awakening

    There are many unique ways to support our mission. Whether you choose to become an ambassador, partner, sponsor, fundrasier or make a financial donation.

    Addiction 101

    We answer the most common questions asked about addiction.

    Treatment Options

    Hope in Recovery; Hope in Awareness, Education & Recovery. Give Hope. Creighton’s House: The House That Hope Built; Hope
    in Recovery.

    Recovery Services

    We offer individual, group & peer support services, as well as Crieghton’s House.

    Seeking Family Support?

    Family members with a loved one suffering from substance misuse disorder may feel alone and angry at themselves. They may also feel as if they have failed as a parent and seek reassurance in their suffering. We offer support in understanding a family member’s substance misuse disorder.

    Thank You For Supporting WakeUp Carolina!

    Ways To Give

    Programs and services at WakeUp Carolina are offered at no cost! We are funded by the generosity of individuals like you. There are plenty of ways to get involved and help support, such as donating, volunteering, participating in our fundraisers, becoming a trusted community partner or financial sponsor.

    A Word From Our Partners

    Help support WakeUp Carolina’s Creighton’s House, a safe space to all in the lifelong path of recovery.

    Upcoming Events

    Date/Time Event
    07/22/2024
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    SMART Recovery
    WakeUp Carolina Charleston Co., Mt. Pleasant SC
    07/23/2024
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Dad2Dad
    WakeUp Carolina Berkeley Co., Moncks Corner SC
    07/23/2024
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Mothers' Gathering
    WakeUp Carolina Berkeley Co., Moncks Corner SC
    07/24/2024
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Narcotics Anonymous
    WakeUp Carolina Charleston Co., Mt. Pleasant SC
    07/25/2024
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Mothers' Gathering
    WakeUp Carolina Charleston Co., Mt. Pleasant SC
    07/25/2024
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    SMART Recovery
    WakeUp Carolina Berkeley Co., Moncks Corner SC
    07/25/2024
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Young Adult Group
    WakeUp Carolina Charleston Co., Mt. Pleasant SC
    07/29/2024
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    SMART Recovery
    WakeUp Carolina Charleston Co., Mt. Pleasant SC
    07/30/2024
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Dad2Dad
    WakeUp Carolina Berkeley Co., Moncks Corner SC
    07/30/2024
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Mothers' Gathering
    WakeUp Carolina Berkeley Co., Moncks Corner SC

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