Opiod Crisis Awareness to Action Meeting is planned for Monday March 18th in Texarkana.
The Opiod Crisis meeting will be held from 6 to 8 pm at the First Baptist Church Atrium. The church is located at 3015 Moores Lane in Texarkana, Texas. Doors will open at 5:30 and refreshments will be served.
The meeting is being hosted by the Celebrate Recovery Ministry at First Baptist.
The purpose of the meeting is to educate our community on the Opiod Epidemic and provide hope and resources to combat the crisis. According to the First Baptist Church website, the Celebrate Recovery Ministry is for Addiction recovery for both men and women struggling with all kinds of addictions. Addiction recovery for family members whose loved one is struggling with addiction; issues with codependency are discussed. Emotional healing for men and women who are struggling with negative and destructive emotions from past hurt and/or abuse. The Landing – a faith based recovery program for teens who are struggling with any form of addiction, eating disorder, life threatening issues or family struggles. Many other topics are also addressed. Interactive program format – non lecture.
Each Tuesday evening as we gather together, it is our heart to share in the sufferings of others and rejoice in their freedoms. We are passionate about providing the truth of God’s Word coupled with love so that the hurting can be set free.
There will be a panel of local professionals, which includes Dr. Matt Young from Texarkana Emergency Center on Cowhorn Creek Road. Young says, ” Unfortunately the Opiod Addiction Crises is a big problem in our area. We see lots of people who are addicted to it, and want to get off of it.” He adds, ” For the community to be able to ask some of the professionals in an environment that is neutral and all about caring for the patient or their loved one, it’s huge to be able to provide that.’
Drug overdoses has become the leading cause of death among Americans younger than 50 years old.
A staggering two-thirds of those overdose deaths from Opiods.
The Opiod Crisis Awareness to Action Meeting is sponsored by Celebrate Recovery Ministry at First Baptist Church. It’s also sponsored by Olive Tree Counseling, and the Haven Home Ministry. It is a free event and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.
For more information phone 903-831-6000.