The Vicious Truth About Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

"I thought marijuana was no big deal. ... I felt I could stand out if I did crazy things." That was before Kevin West put a bullet through his head — stoned on pot. Kevin went from house to house with his friends, toking at each stop. Then someone suggested they play a game of Russian roulette. … Continue reading The Vicious Truth About Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

The Opioid Crisis: A Child’s Fight and a Mother’s Gain

Mothers:  DON'T do this to your child!  They must never suffer because of your addiction! Summary: Robin Adams tells of the challenges and joys of adopting a baby affected by his birth mother’s opioid use. Note: This is one of a series of stories by people whose lives have been affected by the use of opioids. Fighting … Continue reading The Opioid Crisis: A Child’s Fight and a Mother’s Gain

How Do Kids Get Started with Opioids?

Kids are not immune to addiction.  It's quite the opposite.  They are vulnerable and more emotionally unstable these days than ever, and for for many reasons - all having to do with the breakdown of the traditional family structure and society.  There is also a great deal of stress from the outbreak of school shootings.  … Continue reading How Do Kids Get Started with Opioids?

Could This Christian Rehab’s Faith-Based Solution to Drug Crisis Change America?

New York Teen Challenge announced today that it has proposed to the federal government and President Trump a faith-based initiative asking the federal government to recognize faith-based programs and establish a faith-based administration to allocate funding for "Beds and Buildings" to help combat the Opioid Crisis. Jimmy Jack, president and founder of New York Teen … Continue reading Could This Christian Rehab’s Faith-Based Solution to Drug Crisis Change America?