The Trump Administration released a new tool today meant to help rural community leaders to build a community response to the addiction crisis, which has killed tens of thousands of people in the past ten years.
What is the Action Guide?
The Rural Community Action Guide has research and background information to help community leaders understand more about addiction and the addiction epidemic. In rural areas, there are often few resources available to help people with addiction problems. Many people with an addiction or mental health disorder may feel isolated or desperate. Yet addiction has become widespread throughout small-town America.
In the guide, local government and community members can learn more about recommended action steps, and best practices when it comes to small towns and rural communities.
“Families and communities in rural America have been hard hit by the crisis of addiction, and face unique challenges in developing effective responses …