According to a recently released study from the consulting group Altarum, the Opioid Crisis’ cost to the US economy is already north of a trillion dollars and ballooning.
Economic cost of the opioid crisis: $1 trillion and growing faster. https://t.co/lhjb6zqeez
— CNBC (@CNBC) February 13, 2018
In initial conversations with the Rhode Island Department of Health, there’s an important role for faith-based organizations to play in a coordinated response.
At the simplest level, our job is to help destigmatize the struggle with addiction so that people will get help rather than try to beat this on their own. Those who try to do this on their own are not generally successful.
h/t to Kendall Harmon