Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit: Helping Faith and Community Leaders Bring Hope and Healing to Our Communities
This resource highlights six strategies and practical steps faith-based organizations can take when helping their communities prevent and heal from the effects of the opioid crisis. These strategies include opening doors and offering space for recovery programs and support groups, as well as increasing awareness, reducing stigma, and encouraging compassion through understanding of the condition. Additionally, building and restoring community capacity and the presence of faith-based organizations at the table are key. Getting ahead of the problem is especially important, as prescription opioid exposure remains a path to heroin use. The resource also encourages connecting and collaborating between community organizations and utilizing federal resources.
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