Somerset Hills Community Strives to Knock Out Opioid Abuse​

In observance of Recovery Month in September, Faith leaders have a significant role in addressing NJ’s opioid and addiction epidemic.  Community in Crisis (CIC) has partnered with various houses of worship in the Somerset Hills to educate and raise awareness about the disease of addiction throughout the entire month of October.

Congregations and community residents will come together on Sunday, October 13th for a walk through downtown Basking Ridge, which will begin in front of St. James Church at 11:30 a.m. and will finish in front of Bishop Janes United Methodist Church (BJUMC) where prayers, testimonials, and dedications will be made.

Church leaders from all denominations will give sermons centered on the disease of addiction and offer prayers for individuals and families who are affected by it.

CIC will also be hosting a Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall on October 22 at the Bernards Inn in Bernardsville to address the impact of the opioid epidemic on the community and discuss possible solutions. These initiatives and many others that CIC brings to the Somerset Hills community serve as a perfect example of how communities can work together to resolve this epidemic. All local residents are encouraged to get involved and be part of the solution.

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