Substance Use Disorder and the Pandemic in Rural Communities Rural Faith Leaders Workshop


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Sponsoring Organization

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)


Shares discussion on the intersection of substance use disorder (SUD) and the COVID-19 pandemic to help rural faith leaders learn and share information and resources to help individual and families struggling with addiction. Covers opioid misuse/abuse and COVID-19 in rural areas; the economic impacts of SUD on small communities before and during the pandemic; finding and using data to understand the problem in individual communities; helping faith-based and community leaders bring hope and healing to communities; and congregation readiness. First workshop in the Rural Faith Leaders Workshop series.

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Community Planning and Coalition Building • COVID-19 Response • Substance Use Disorder