Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare.
While public health officials have focused on the opioid epidemic in recent years, another epidemic has been brewing quietly, but vigorously, behind the scenes. Methamphetamine use is surging in parts of the U.S. Across the country, overdose deaths involving meth more than quadrupled from 2011 to 2017. Admissions to treatment facilities for meth are up 17%. Hospitalizations related to meth jumped by about 245% from 2008 to 2015. And throughout the West and Midwest, 70% of local law enforcement agencies say meth is their biggest drug threat.
Appalachian Pagan Ministry continues to battle the addiction epidemic in every way we possibly can; from spreading information and educating the public, to participating in marches and conferences to help break the stigma associated with addiction and recovery, to finding placement for those in active addiction seeking treatment. This resource page is but one part of our work.
If you or a loved one is battling addiction, please do not hesitate to reach out. If you do not find what you need on this page, email or call us.
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