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Combating the Opioid Crisis:What the Church Can Do!
December 1 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Workshop Sponsored by The Recovery Commission of the Diocese of New Jersey
Saturday, December 1, 2018, 9:30 AM till 2:00 PM (lunch provided; workshop free of charge)
All Saint’s Episcopal Church, Princeton, New Jersey
16 All Saint’s Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, 609-921-2420
Directions on Web Site: www.allsaintsprinceton.org
To register: E-mail: Parishadmin@allsaint.org or call 609-921-2420
More than 2 Million Americans are abusing Opioid prescription pain medication such as Oxycodine; and Opioid streets drugs such as Heroin and Fentanyl. So far in 2018, the Center for Disease Control has tracked 115 opioid overdose deaths per day in the United States! In 2016 there were 63,000 opioid overdose deaths in our nation. This crisis touches so many!
This workshop will explore the history and some of the causes of the current “Opioid Crisis.” It will also examine issues of race and culture beneath the designation of the Opioid Crisis as an American social problem. The workshop will explore ways our religious congregations can respond to Opioid addiction, facilitate awareness, help to break stigma, foster appropriate intervention, and support families with loved ones living with addiction.