Drug Abuse

Pastors urge diligence, awareness as drug overdose deaths hit record

"Through a 12-month period ending in April, the CDC said, nearly 98,000 drug overdose deaths had been reported...Two primary factors drive that increase: a rise in the availability of fentanyl and isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic." - BPNews 

Related: There’s No Good Plan to Stop 100,000 Opioid Deaths a Year

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U.S. Data Shows Increase In Youth Drug Use And Addiction

"One of the disturbing findings was that some 699,000 youth aged 12-17 have an addiction to marijuana in 2019 – representing 187,000 new youth with a Cannabis Use Disorder in 2019 versus 2018. Overall, more than 4.8 million people aged 12 or older reported Marijuana Use Disorder in 2019, up from 4.4 million in 2018." - MCDaily

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TobyMac's loss of son: Is the Church prepared for the opioid crisis?

"Truett died of an accidental drug overdose and fentanyl was involved. Opioids are an American tragedy that, I’m afraid, may get lost in these tumultuous, news-heavy times. I’m also concerned that people may feel that the opioid crisis is just an extension of the drug scene that started has been a part of our national conversation since the late 1960s. It is not. This is different." - Miles McPherson

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TobyMac's loss of son: Is the Church prepared for the opioid crisis?

"Truett died of an accidental drug overdose and fentanyl was involved. Opioids are an American tragedy that, I’m afraid, may get lost in these tumultuous, news-heavy times. I’m also concerned that people may feel that the opioid crisis is just an extension of the drug scene that started has been a part of our national conversation since the late 1960s. It is not. This is different." - Miles McPherson

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TobyMac's loss of son: Is the Church prepared for the opioid crisis?

"Truett died of an accidental drug overdose and fentanyl was involved. Opioids are an American tragedy that, I’m afraid, may get lost in these tumultuous, news-heavy times. I’m also concerned that people may feel that the opioid crisis is just an extension of the drug scene that started has been a part of our national conversation since the late 1960s. It is not. This is different." - Miles McPherson

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