Topic: 15 Approaches Your Community Can Take to Break the Cycle of Opioid Addiction, Overdose, and Death
Successfully breaking the cycle of opioid addiction demands a new approach. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, deaths from prescription opioids – drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone – have more than quadrupled since 1999, reaching unprecedented levels. We need a new approach that includes all of us: a comprehensive funding and educational strategy led by the federal government; statewide efforts that involve law enforcement, corrections, and the courts; as well as grassroots engagement of advocates, professional helpers, people in recovery, service providers, and other allies for wellness. Recovery happens in communities where individuals and families can access natural supports and services and where the hard work of changing the social norms surrounding addiction and recovery can occur.
We believe that with proper support and by empowering people through self-directed pathways of care, recovery is possible for everyone.
Attend this free, one-hour webinar led by Marty Harding, senior trainer and consultant at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, and Neil Campbell, executive director of the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse. As experts in education, community mobilization, and addiction recovery, they will help you learn the top 15 approaches to becoming a community that is stronger than an epidemic. These include:
Suggestions on how to sustain these efforts will also be presented.