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Acton Line podcast special report: Churches and ministries at the front line of the opioid crisis

In 2017, a poll from NPR and Ipsos found that one in every three people in the U.S. has been affected by the opioid crisis in one way or another. One third of Americans know someone who has overdosed or know someone who is battling addiction — and the crisis hasn’t slowed down. On this episode, AnneMarie Schieber, award winning television news anchor and reporter based in Grand Rapids, MI, dives into the issue and explores how the private sector is responding to the crisis. What are churches and ministries doing to help people free themselves from addiction?

Check out additional resources for this episode:

Majority Of Americans Say Drug Companies Should Be Held Responsible For Opioid Crisis

Economic Toll of Opioid Crisis in U.S. Exceeded $1 Trillion Since 2001

Council of Economic Advisers Report: the Underestimated Cost of the Opioid Crisis

Exploring the Economic Effects of the Opioid Epidemic

Western MI Teen Challenge 

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Caroline Roberts

Caroline Roberts is a managing editor at the Acton Institute and produces Acton's weekly podcast, Acton Line.