How do we respond Biblically to the opioid epidemic?

John Stonestreet  ·  Aug 30, 2017

A recent edition of the New Yorker contained one of the saddest collection of stories I’ve ever read. The article described in detail the devastating impact of the opioid epidemic on one small city—actually more like a large town—in West Virginia.

This article literally hit close to home for me. Martinsburg, West Virginia, is less than half an hour away from where I grew up, and I still have family members who live in the area.

Margaret Talbot’s article begins with a harrowing tale about two parents who overdosed while watching their daughter’s softball game. While paramedics administered Narcan, “a drug that reverses heroin overdoses,” other parents were livid that their kids had to witness what had just happened. ...

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