"115" — Why You Must Know This Number and Its Relationship to the Opioid Epidemic
During 2016, there were more than 63,000 overdose deaths in the United States, including 42,249 that involved an opioid (66.4%). That's an average of 115 opioid overdose deaths each day.
Most users and addicts starting using drugs before age 18 (54.1%). How are you addressing drug and substance abuse in your church, specifically with your youth and young adult groups?
Addiction is a tough reality facing both churched and unchurched peoples. For more information on how to address this topic in your church, refer to the Addiction section in our free ebook. Sign up to be notified when the eBook is available.