Support Services

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Individual & Group

All of WakeUp Carolina’s peer-support services are offered at no cost to the individual or family. Our meetings and events aim to bring awareness, education, hope, and recovery to our community.

Local Recovery Meeting

SMART Recovery

We offer SMART Recovery. SMART stands for “Self-Management and Recovery Training” and teaches how to enhance and maintain motivation to abstain; cope with urges; manage thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; and balance momentary and enduring satisfactions.

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

For Moms

Mothers’ Gathering

At our Mothers’ Gathering weekly meetings, we hold space to support all moms who have been impacted by their child’s substance use. Whether you found each other, gave birth to, adopted, or fostered your child, we all share our mother’s heart. Please know that you are not alone on this walk. We are all here to elevate and support you on this healing journey. Whether your loved one is in recovery, has no interest in recovery, their whereabouts may be unknown, or your person shines from above, we need to heal and have as many tools as possible to do so.

Tuesdays at 4:30pm,
217 Lucas St., Suite G, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Mother’s Night Out: Dining out every third Tuesday

For Coping

Living With Loss

This support group provides a community and a safe place for individuals to share their experiences about the impact of loss due to addiction. Individuals often find encouragement and benefit from receiving support from peers who have endured similar losses. A licensed therapist will provide education on various topics related to grief, loss, and grief recovery, followed by facilitating a peer support group.

Tuesdays at 6:30pm,
217 Lucas St., Suite G, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Inclusive Meeting

CO-ED Recovery Dharma

Recovery Dharma is a renunciation-based program that helps free us from the suffering of addiction using Buddhist practices and principles. We start each meeting with a 15-20 minute meditation, followed by an open discussion. Our group is inclusive, free of judgment, and a safe space for anyone in our community.

Wednesdays at 5:30pm,
217 Lucas St., Suite G, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

For Fathers


Whether you’re a step-father, single dad, married, or a foster parent we all share our fathers’ hearts. The strain that is generated on the family system when substance use is involved is unmeasurable. You’re not alone on this walk. Your child can live at home or across the country. They can be an adolescent and/or an adult. Whether your child is still struggling with substances or is currently maintaining their recovery, we’re here for you.

Wednesdays at 7:00pm,
217 Lucas St., Suite G, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464


Creighton’s House: Young Adult Group

Creighton’s House is a non-twelve-step, peer-led, all-recovery meeting for young adults. The youngest participants able to attend this program are 14-year-old high school first-year students and the oldest are 22-year-old college seniors. This is a safe space for any young adult who struggles with any type of substance use. We also host a monthly Creighton’s House Night Out.

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

A Path Toward Peace

Women’s & Non-Binary Recovery Dharma

Recovery Dharma utilizes the practices and principles of Buddhism to acknowledge the suffering of addiction and cultivate a path out of substance use.

By holding space for women (cis/trans) and non-binary members of our community, we aim to cultivate a path toward peace surrounded by the safety of one another through our shared stories of hope.

Sundays at 12:00pm
217 Lucas St., Suite G, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Come Together

Siblings Support

There is no question everyone is impacted in the family system once substance use hits. More often than not there seems to be a common thread of the silent suffering of a sibling. You’re not alone, there are siblings all over the country that log in for this meeting that has come to find contentment in their family system.

Second Wednesday of Every Month,
Virtual – Contact Us for Zoom Info


Recovery Coaching

A recovery coach is a trained volunteer in sustained recovery who serves as a mentor for individuals seeking or maintaining recovery. Recovery coaching works to remove barriers and obstacles to recovery by offering strengths-based support, encouragement, and guidance.

Call (843) 972-8154 for appointment.


Family Recovery Coaching

A family recovery coach is a trained volunteer in sustained recovery who serves as a mentor for individuals seeking or maintaining recovery. Recovery coaching works to remove barriers and obstacles to recovery by offering strengths-based support, encouragement, and guidance.

Call (843) 972-8154 for appointment.

Stepping Stones

A Note From Bev O’Donnell

When I first approached Nanci with my idea for Stepping Stones, a new service that could be offered under the umbrella of WakeUp Carolina, she was very curious and receptive. I told her that my vision was that Stepping Stones would be the first next step for women being released from the Addiction Treatment Unit, which is part of the South Carolina Department of Corrections. I was surprised to learn that women are incarcerated at a higher percentage than men for drug-related crimes, but there are far fewer re-entry programs available to them. These women come from all socioeconomic backgrounds and races. Sadly, substance use disorder does not discriminate.

Stepping Stones would be that next step for the women once they have graduated from a six-month intensive recovery program within the prison. The women that would qualify for the program would be those with no resources and no family support. Many folks dealing with substance use disorder do a really good job of burning bridges with family members and friends. Our goal is to provide these women with sober living options and other necessities to help them continue on the road to long-term recovery and hopefully one day repair those relationships.

Fast forward one month and we have already assisted two women on their path to the next right thing. Because of generous community support we have been able to provide them with phones and phone cards. This is so important for them as we all deal with Covid-19. Most recovery meetings are held through online venues and the phones also give them access to a peer support specialist team member from WakeUp Carolina who will continue to guide them in the recovery process. We have also partnered with a church in Columbia that provides women with much-needed clothing. These women are coming out with not even the bare necessities. They are given one outfit and nothing else. We also provide toiletries and food for the first couple of weeks until they can secure work. Just getting these women in a position to exist is daunting at times, but I can tell you it means the world to these women. They really want to succeed and with the small things that we are doing they have the confidence to press forward. I am in contact with both women and they are both thriving. Both have said there is no way this would have been possible without the help we have been able to give to them through WakeUp and Stepping Stones.

If anyone wants to know more about the Steppingstones program or how you can help you can call or e-mail me or Nanci at (843) 972-8154. We are happy to go into more detail. It is hard to describe the emotion that goes along with helping these women but trust me it is profound. Doing so little can be so much!

My name is Kristin Deaton I was released from prison on the 1st of September of 2020. Stepping Stones made a tremendous difference and impact on my life from greeting me upon being released to driving me to Asheville NC where I now live. Also, making sure I had bed linen for the Oxford House I live in as well as making sure I had clothes and food to start my new life. Stepping Stones was truly a Godsend. I encourage each woman trying to live a life of recovery that needs help with absolutely anything to contact Stepping Stones. It was able to put me on the path to start a new life in recovery. Thank you.

Stepping Stones is a great organization. They have helped me with a peer support specialist who has given me encouragement in my recovery. They have helped me so much by helping me put the pieces of my life back together. I feel safe for the first time in a long time and hopeful for my future. Lindsey


Creighton’s Story

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