Items submitted by Province III Opioid Response Task Force Members:
- Dreamland: The True Tale of American’s Opiate Epidemic, Sam Quinones, April 2016
- Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America, Beth Macy, 2018
- American Pain: How a Young Felon and His Ring of Doctors Unleashed America’s Deadliest Drug Epidemic, John Temple, 2015
- Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All American Town, Brian Alexander, 2017
- Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, Robert Putnam, March 2015
- Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit | HHS.gov, The Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Recordings of 2018 Webinars featuring Faith and Community Leaders
- Opening Your Doors: Congregational Readiness and Recovery Support, Jan. 17, 2018 Drew Brooks, Executive Director of Faith Partners, and Dale Ryan, co-founder of National Association for Christian Recovery, explored the practical concept of “congregational readiness” and what goes into starting a prevention or recovery support ministry or service in your community.
- Increase Awareness: Creating a Culture of Compassion and Action in Response to the Opioid Epidemic, Feb. 21, 2018. Kay Warren, cofounder of Saddleback Church, and Marla Kaufman, founder of the Jewish Addiction Awareness Network address the old conventions about addiction, fear, and misinformation that can challenge a community’s supportive response to these individuals and their families — often when they may need it most.
- Opioid Epidemic: Strengthening Your Community’s Capacity to Connect to Vital Services and Support, March 28, 2018. Monty Burks, Director Faith-based Initiatives, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and Kevin Hoffman, Three Oaks Center, shared how communities and congregations are building their capacity to bring hope and healing to their communities.
- Getting Back to Work: Employment, Recovery, and the Opioid Epidemic, May 16, 2018. The nation’s Surgeon General VADM Jerome Adams, Chuck Collins, President and CEO of the YMCA of San Francisco, and Pastor Travis Lowe, of Crossroads Church, talked about the importance of health to the economy and how the recovery of individuals, and their families, is strengthened by gainful employment and self-sufficiency.
- A Perfect Partnership: Faith & Community Response to the Opioid-related Crisis in Child Welfare This webinar shared the latest HHS data related to substance misuse, the opioid epidemic, and the child welfare system. Community providers Brigid’s Path and The CALL shared their efforts to support NAS babies and their families as well as the foster care system in their communities.
- Partnership Center’s Summer Webinar Series/The Science and Practice of Community-based Prevention of Substance Use. A three-part webinar series focused on the prevention of substance use.
- Brain Under Construction: Building Pathways to Resilient Futures, July 26, 2018. Ruben Baler, PhD, NIDA health scientist, shared the latest science on the development of the brain
- ACEs: The Role of Life Experiences in Shaping Brain Development, August 9, 2018. A one-hour training by public health experts in Tennessee on their curriculum Building Strong Brains: The Role of Life Experiences in Shaping Brain Development
- Prevention in Practice: Building Communities that Strengthen the Resiliency of Future Generations, August 15, 2018. Chicago’s Jewish Center for Addiction and the Georgia Prevention Project share strategies and the youth-led programs they are using to strengthen the resiliency of young people and prevent future generations from harm.
2017 Department of Health and Human Services National Webinars
In 2017, the Center hosted webinars featuring subject matter experts from HHS, including those from the CDC, NIDA, and SAMHSA, sharing timely information about the opioid epidemic, the brain science of addiction, treatment, the recovery process, prevention and pain management.
Federal Government Information and Handout Materials
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the White House
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Factsheets and Help-Lines
National Institute on Drug Abuse
U.S. Surgeon General
Community Based Resources
While the following is not a comprehensive survey of faith- and community-based recovery support programs and practices, we hope they provide a starting point for communities discerning the possibility of hosting these or similar services.
Faith and Community-based Recovery Support Programs
AA.org Hosting local Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
NA.org Hosting local Narcotics Anonymous Meetings
Al-Anon.org Hosting local Al-Anon Meetings to support family members
Jewish Center for Addiction supports Chicago’s Jewish community with education, prevention and treatment resources
The Landing, Alateen Meetings or similar programs for young people
Celebrate Recovery (CR) A 12-step, Christian recovery program.
Celebrate Recovery Inside (CRI) The prison and jail expression of Celebrate Recovery
Alcoholic Victorious Meetings use 12 Steps, the Bible, & Alcoholics’ Victorious Creed
Overcomers Outreach an international network of Christ-centered 12 Step support groups
Phoenix Multisport: Sober Active Community A sober-active recovery community that provides fitness programming to help foster the strengths necessary to maintain sobriety through physical pursuits and a sober network of friends.
Spiritworks Foundation Williamsburg Virginia SpiritWorks Foundation Center for the Soul is a Recovery Community Organization based in Williamsburg, Virginia.
National Networks, Resources, and Referrals to Local Programs
JAANetwork.org Jewish Addiction Awareness Network (JAAN)
YoungPeopleInRecovery.org Young People in Recovery
CollegiateRecovery.org Association of Recovery in Higher Education
NACR.org National Association for Christian Recovery (NACR)
BuddhistRecovery.org Buddhist Recovery Network
CalixSociety.org The Calix Society
Faith Communities Shaped Around Recovery Support
TheRecoverychurch.orgThe Recovery Church, St. Paul, MI
Chapelwood.org/Mercy-StreetMercy Street, Houston, TX
GoDaven.com Congregation Minchas Yitzchok, Washington, D.C.
NorthstarCommunity.comNorthstar Community, Richmond, VA
BeiTtshuvah.org Beit T’shuvah, Los Angeles, CA
Note: The companion piece to this article, “A Compassionate Response: A Statement on Opioids” from the Province III Task Force is available here.