Tag: opioid

FAITH helps Volusia fight opioid crisis

DAYTONA | From 2015 to 2016, the rate of opioid-related deaths in Volusia County doubled, making the county rate 75 percent higher than the state average. That’s when FAITH (Fighting Against Injustice Toward Harmony) — a social justice organization made up of 32 religious congregations in the county — stepped in. “We had more than… Read more »

Opioid crisis takes center stage at symposium

Sarasota | The Centers for Disease Control recently reported that overdoses kill five people every hour across the United States, or 5,400 per year in Florida. In addition, the percentage of opioid-related emergency room visits jumped 30 percent in one year. This is a national and local issue which is why the Diocese of Venice,… Read more »

Catholic high school joins in fight against opioid epidemic

WEST PALM BEACH | Wayne Campbell powerfully captured the audience of students at Cardinal Newman High School as he gave statistics on the No. 1 cause of accidental deaths, including that of his son. “For 50 years, auto crashes were the leading cause of accidental deaths,” Campbell said. “No. 1 is now accidental death from… Read more »