Recovering Hope Conference to be held Oct. 11

Faith-driven responses to the opioid crisis

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Recovering Hope Conference will be held Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Butler Chapel, Campbell University. This is faith-driven responses to the opioid crisis. This event is meant to be a resource for faith leaders in and around the community to help deal with and counsel individuals dealing with addiction. Registration for the event is $30 and will include breakfast and lunch.

Speakers will be:

  • Josh Stein, JD, MPA. He serves as North Carolina’s 50th attorney general. He has made combatting the opioid epidemic a top priority of his office.
  • Dr. Monty Burks, CPRS, PhD. He serves the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services as the director of faith based initiatives.
  • Drew Brooks. He serves as the Faith Partners executive director providing leadership, administration and training for this congregational team ministry model.
  • Greg Delaney. He is a pastor; outreach coordinator, Woodhaven, Ohio; faith collaborator, the Office of Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Heroin/Outreach Unit.

    The conference begins at 8 a.m. with registration and breakfast. Special music will be at 8:45 a.m. At 9 a.m. there will be the opening plenary session with Josh Stein and Greg Delaney. Rescue & Relief will be at 10:30 a.m. (Session A: Church-based Naloxone Distribution; Session B: Harm Reduction & Syringe Service programs; Session C: Peer Navigators in hospital ERs). Lunch and a resource fair will be held at noon. Restoration & Recovery will be at 1:15 p.m. (Session A: Advocating for Healthy Communities; Session B: Faith Communities and Drug Treatment Courts; Session C: Mental Health First Aid). At 3 p.m. will be the closing plenary session and call to action with Drew Brooks and Monty Burks.

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