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Substance Use Disorders Weekend

National Recovery Month logoJohns Hopkins Bayview is partnering with the Baltimore City Health Department and other local agencies to provide support and resources to faith communities throughout Baltimore about substance use disorder.

In recognition of National Recovery Month, we encourage your congregation to host a substance use awareness event during your services the weekend of September 12-13, 2020.*

The goal of this initiative is for congregations throughout Baltimore to show a united front in reducing stigma and supporting those affected by the opioid epidemic.

Ideas include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Remembering those who have been lost to overdose or substance use-related violence
  • Providing education through written or spoken word
  • Highlighting hope with positive stories of recovery and healing
  • Addressing stigma suffered by those with substance use disorder
  • Honoring family and caregivers
  • Providing resource lists for treatment
  • Providing Naloxone kits and education about the use of Naloxone

*You may opt to host an event another weekend in September (National Recovery Month).

For more information or to request support for your event, complete this interest form.