In New England, battling the opioid crisis with a mix of science and faith

webRNS-Opioids-Churches1-022119-1320x742Source: Religion News Service

BY Amanda Greene

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (RNS) — Doreen Abubakar arrived at Manjares Restaurant and Fine Pastries in New Haven, Conn., catching her breath and waiting for a miracle.

Her 29-year-old daughter was in intensive care at a nearby hospital, unconscious and bleeding internally, symptoms that doctors said were connected to years of being addicted to opiates, heroin, cocaine and crack.

Her daughter might need surgery, Abubakar said as she sat down, adding that she might have to leave at a moment’s notice.

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