State law encourages districts to implement school-based alcohol and drug referral, intervention or treatment programs for students with substance use disorders.
South Carolina Code of Laws 44-49-80. Establishment of drug abuse treatment program.
The department shall establish a program to provide alcohol and drug abuse intervention, prevention, and treatment services for the public schools of the State. The department shall provide staff and support necessary to administer the program. Funds for this program must be annually appropriated by the General Assembly from the Education Improvement Act of 1984 Fund as it determines appropriate. The appropriated funds must be forwarded to the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services from the Education Improvement Act of 1984 Fund in the manner the State Treasurer shall direct.
South Carolina Code of Laws 59-1-380. Tobacco and alternative nicotine product-free school board policy mandated.
(D) The local school district shall collaborate with the Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, and the South Carolina Department of Education, as appropriate, to implement the policy, including as part of tobacco education and cessation programs and substance use prevention efforts.