The stress and social distancing protocols implemented by the COVID-19 pandemic have caused an increase in an unhealthy dependence on dangerous substances — including a resurgence of fatal opioid overdoses. Drug abuse prevention experts believe the worst is yet to come. Gary W. Blackard, president and CEO of Adult & Teen Challenge U.S.A., a department of Assemblies of God … Continue reading A LOOMING ADDICTION CRISIS
"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
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
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?
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?