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Substance Abuse Prevention and Education

Our Staff

Melissa Ridgeway

Title: Assistant Director
Substance Abuse Prevention and Education
Phone: 803-777-1798
Office: 1000 Blossom Street
Melissa Ridgeway

I believe strongly in educating young people about alcohol and other drugs so they can make more informed decisions regarding their own use. I enjoy working with such an enthusiastic and student-centered department that is committed to enhancing each student's experience at the University of South Carolina.


Contact for

STIR brief intervention program.


Melissa has worked with adolescents in substance abuse treatment, both in outpatient and residential settings.


Master of Social Work
University of South Carolina

B.A. Experimental Psychology
University of South Carolina

Additional training

  • Certified Addictions Counselor I, State of South Carolina


Columbia, South Carolina


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Melissa enjoys spending time with her son and her niece and nephew. She enjoys working in the yard, hiking and jogging, and going to the beach.


Substance Abuse Prevention and Education

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