We have previously talked about the conversation of youth pastors with regards to vaping as well as facts youth pastors need to know about marijuana. This week, we will also be doing a 10 Facts To Know About Teens And Opioids because it is more and more becoming a real concern. To compliment this article, I want to share two videos from TheTruth.com project that looks to reduce nicotine and opioid use among teenagers.
As the two videos describe, substance use, and specifically opioid misuse, is not discriminate of race, gender, age, or anything about a person. You do not have to go looking for drugs because you “are a bad person” but it can find you even in the toughest situations you have found yourself.
Recovery can happen, as shared in this video and sometimes it takes a village to get them there. Pastors, be aware of your congregation with regards to substance misuse. Counselors, use the resources you have available to you, including the churches in your community.