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A NewDay of Hope for the Opioid Epidemic

Today’s announcement by the President that the opioid crisis will now be a national public health emergency will bring heightened awareness to this long-standing problem. That’s the good news. My hope is that the federal government will recognize faith-based entities like the places where I have been employed to be supported. Old approaches have not been working. It is time […]

Heart Change for the Opiate Epidemic

We are living in an age where overdoses are frightening our community leaders and rightly so. One fact from an article in the Washington Post article states: “Nationally, heroin overdose deaths have risen sharply, from 1,960 in 1999 to 10,574 in 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” Click on the link to that article to read it […]