In August 2016, United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy initiated a call to action to end the epidemic of opioid abuse. In the midst of increasing use of opioids to medicate against pain, and resultant quadrupling of opioid-related deaths, the Surgeon General is calling for clinicians to join the efforts to become better educated on pain management, to screen patients for opioid abuse, and to be active in the conversations regarding addictions.
This is a opportune time for Recovery groups to demonstrate how the power of Christ can help to rescue those struggling with their addictions. Encourage your physician, nurse, and other healthcare provider to visit turnthetiderx.org for more information from the Surgeon General, and to become involved in the Adventist Recovery Ministries.
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