It’s one of those things we never think will impact us. Drug addiction is something that happens to other people. It doesn’t happen to people with education, people from good families, people who have faith, or people…. We want to think we are safe, immune from that sort of thing. We want to think that because we surround ourselves with good people, that they share that safety and immunity.
Then it happens, and someone we know and love becomes addicted, or we find ourselves struggling with addiction. Or maybe we know nothing about it until our loved one dies of an overdose. We have a growing addiction problem in this country, a problem that is not simply an inner-city problem. It’s happening in rural areas, small towns, and suburbia. It is impacting people of all ages and races.
What do we need to know about the opioid crisis? What can we do to help address the challenges? What is our responsibility as Christians? These are some of the questions we will be considering in our next community forum, which will take place on Sunday, March 10, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Delta Presbyterian Church, 6100 W. Michigan Ave.
We will view a documentary, Stigmatic, that was filmed in Bay City, MI, and focuses on the opioid crisis. We will have experts available to share their experiences and answer our questions. Come and join us as we consider the opioid crisis together.