(RNS) — In 'Addiction Nation: What the Opioid Crisis Reveals About Us,' published last month, Timothy McMahan King combines his story with Christian theology and scientific studies of addiction.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (RNS) — Green Street Church's syringe exchange is one of a handful housed at a place of worship across the state. As the opioid epidemic spreads, the North Carolina Council of Churches hopes more will consider it.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (RNS) — Churches scrambling to respond to the opioid crisis have more options for training and guidance, but in many places the most precious resource is hope.
(RNS) — With the help of addicts themselves, researchers are exploring the emotional, social and relational reasons why people become addicted—and how relationship with God and others can restore and heal.
(RNS) — A conference on opioid addiction will bring together clinicians, clergy and educators to the tip of southern Appalachia to begin a yearlong conversation on ways churches can help heal and support those caught in the epidemic’s grip.