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Opioids are a Crisis, but Crack is Still a Scourge in Some Communities

Oct 19, 2017 – Pastor Michael A. Walrond Jr.

September is National Recovery Month, and while opioid addiction and treatment imperatives will dominate headlines, the substance abuse challenges haunting black communities will continue to go unaddressed.

For example, President Trump recently declared the opioid crisis a national emergency, joining the growing ranks of legislators, policymakers, and public health officials understandably eager to tackle the deadliest drug crisis in American history by providing increased access to rehabilitation, safe havens for addicts, and making overdose reversal medication more readily available to those in need. Compare this response to the “War on Drugs,” and they couldn’t be more different.

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