Because of some media attention that has recently been directed at the way the faith-based community is affected by the heroin/opioid epidemic, and also because I have a strong desire to engage anyone who wants to help in the effort to save lives, I am reaching out to the faith-based community (hereafter referenced with the acronym FBC), a group that I am also a member of personally – as a person of faith – who happens to also be a coroner. More: ‘Find God or die;’ churches tackling opioid epidemic To the FBC, we absolutely NEED you in this battle AGAINST the spread of opioid addiction in our community, and in equal measure in the battle FOR the lives that will continue to be lost at alarming rates if we don’t begin to make some changes in the way we all approach this addiction.I am frequently asked, “How can the FBC be involved in the battle against opioid addiction?” In a broad sense, I would first challenge the FBC, to step out of your comfort zone and invite one of the entities working daily to combat this disease and its aftermath into your church so that they can share the… Read full this story
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