Welcome to the Addiction & Overdose Action Center
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Welcome to the Addiction and Overdose Action Center! Here you will find a host of information on the opioid crisis and concrete ideas for how you can lead the way forward responsibly in your own community.
According to the most recent figures released by the CDC for the year ending in September 2020, the United States lost over 88,000 people to drug overdose. Two-thirds of those deaths were a result of the use of opioids. This is 29 percent more than the year before, and represents, on average, one death every 6 minutes.
This crisis presents us all with a unique and urgent necessity to bring people together to create lasting solutions from which all people can benefit—those afflicted with substance use disorders, as well as the friends, families, and communities that hold them dear.
We invite you to explore the various resources to be found here at the Action Center and participate, both in this forum and in your own community, to responsibly lead the way forward out of this crisis.
We want to know your challenges and questions, hear your ideas and solutions, and benefit from your experience and perspective. CRL is a non-partisan space for all, but we welcome healthy and vigorous debate on the issues we will consider together. It is not whether we disagree, but how we disagree, that makes us responsible leaders.
The CRL Platform is yours as much as ours, so let’s use it to its fullest. Together we can build the world we want for ourselves, our children, and our children’s children to thrive!
12 Actions for Faith Based Organizations to Help End Addiction & OverdoseAction-items for faith based organizations Articulate and display a statement (in your lobby, on your website etc.) describing Addiction and Overdose
What is the Opioid Crisis?BACKGROUND Opioid abuse has become an epidemic across the U.S., with rates of addiction climbing and overdoses becoming a Opioid Epidemic
How to use NARCAN to save a lifeIn the event of a suspected opioid overdose, 911 should be called immediately to get emergency help. While waiting for help to Opioid Epidemic