2018 Conference - The Opioid Epidemic, From Hopeless Dope to Dopeless Hope

Greg Delaney, Beth Delaney; This is a “How-We-Got-Here” overview of the current opioid epidemic. This workshop looks at the science and history of the epidemic to bring better understanding and to sift through fact and urban legend. It will discuss recovery and treatment approaches, highlight the importance of connection in recovery, and the role that Christian health centers and churches can play in restoring lives wrecked by this pandemic. Led by experts in addiction and recovery who have been active in Ohio’s state-wide efforts to address this crisis, the presenters will discuss strategies of collaborative partnerships, the role of faith in the continuum of care, and ways for local churches to engage the problem siting examples from other communities.