Opioid Addiction

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. — 1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV

I attended a community forum last night on the opioid epidemic that is increasingly plaguing the community, destroying families and ending lives.  In the United States – more people are dying annually from opioid prescription drugs and heroin overdoses than from motor vehicle & gun related deaths combined.

I don’t want you to think for a moment that it’s not in my neighborhood.  Opioid addiction shows no prejudice.  It is a poor, urban, ethnic problem.  It’s impacting every demographic.  Nearly 70% of opioid addiction starts with prescriptions given for pain management…it can be the patient or someone living with the patient that can become trapped in a devastating cycle.

I am asking you to educate yourself, and then share the information with others.  Talk to your family members.  Talk to your spouse.  Talk to your friends.  Talk to your church about spreading the word.  Call your children’s schools to ask them what they are doing about it.

Be Strong Act Like Men is not a huge blog.  We are a couple hundred consistent followers across the world.  I am grateful for all of you.  I believe that if we spread the message, and then ask those people to spread the message…..we may be able to make a change in someone’s life or equip someone to save another person’s life.

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