The South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has partnered with Face It TOGETHER Sioux Falls in a new initiative -- “Communities Facing Addiction” -- to help drug and alcohol addiction sufferers get well.
The South Dakota Synod has partnered with Face It Together Sioux Falls for the spiritual health and wellness of our communities to help get drug and alcohol addiction sufferers well.
In the last six months, Face It TOGETHER Sioux Falls has seen a 12 percent increase in people with a meth addiction.
The current opioid crisis has brought an increase in media coverage on topics such as addiction and treatment. Unfortunately, the language that is often used is problematic. Words like "abuse," "abuser," "addict" and more increase the stigma surrounding addiction. This language perpetuates false stereotypes, spreads misinformation and keeps people out of care.
Monique Johnson, a seasoned nonprofit executive, has more than 15 years of leadership and development experience in Nebraska and Wyoming. In addition, Terri Brown has been promoted to Lead Recovery Coach.