When we asked Reba Terry to come speak to the members of our women’s circle at First United Methodist Church, we knew that the opioid epidemic was a serious issue in our society affecting many children and young people. From her presentation, we learned how easy it is to access these drugs, how easy it is to become addicted, and how difficult it can be to get over that addiction. We did find hope in the fact that ATS The Bridge and other agencies and ministries are involved in the fight, but we also realized that we, too, need to be involved. We now know that as mothers, grandmothers, aunts, teachers, mentors, and friends we must be careful in our handling of any opioids and aware of the dangers and symptoms of their overuse. We intend to encourage other groups in our church to learn as we did and get involved in any way we can.
– The Rose Circle of United Methodist Women