Community leaders calling on houses of worship to help in addiction recovery

Community leaders calling on local houses of worship to help address the opioid epidemic.

The Holy Friendship Summit will be held in May. The two day conference hopes to bring communities together to partner up in fighting opioid abuse.

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Community leaders calling for churches to help address opioid epidemic

BLOUNTVILLE — As the opioid epidemic continues to plague the region, some community leaders are asking the faith community to help solve the problem.

To help build the alliance between clinicians, educators and the church, community and faith leaders gathered at Northeast State Community College on Tuesday to announce the Holy Friendship Summit…

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Regional leaders asking churches to help fight opioid epidemic

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — First Tennessee Development District Director of Workforce and Literacy Initiatives Lottie Ryans issued a call to action Tuesday for churches of all denominations to help those in the throes of opioid addiction.

Ryans and community leaders from Bristol, Virginia, Kingsport and Johnson City, Tennessee and doctors from Duke University…

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