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Trump opioid declaration underscores ministry needWASHINGTON (BP) -- President Trump's declaration that America's opioid crisis is a public health emergency came amid calls for churches to heighten their response to drug abuse as well.
The opioid crisis is a "major problem," said Robby Gallaty, pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn., and a former drug addict whose testimony has encouraged others to seek freedom in Christ. The opioid epidemic, he noted, is an opportunity "to show people that the thing they're searching for and seeking is not found in a drug. It's found in a man, and His name is Jesus." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: There's a pill for that
Judy Bates voices concern for senior adults, including many Christians, who are being overmedicated with painkillers, antidepressants and other mind- and behavior-altering drugs. Read More
Opioid abuse gets congressional, Christian responsesNASHVILLE (BP) -- In the wake of an opioid abuse prevention measure passed by Congress, Christians are finding new ways to combat the crisis alongside the new bill.
Gary Robbins, pastor of East Williamson Baptist in West Virginia, described opioid abuse as a widespread problem that needs to be addressed.
"Just about everywhere I have been it has been a problem. It has hit everywhere," Robbins said. Read More
In prison with her daughter, mother cries out to GodSPRINGFIELD, Mo. (BP) -- Sandy Harrell had been in prison for a few months when a guard told her that her daughter Casey would be there soon.
And not just for a visit.
Harrell's youngest child was about to join her at Missouri's Chillicothe Correctional Center.
The chaotic life of using and selling methamphetamine had caught up with them -- again. Read More
Drug threat draws renewed Christian response
NASHVILLE (BP) -- With drug overdose deaths surpassing automobile accident fatalities and firearm-related killings as the leading cause of injury death in the U.S., some Christians are taking a closer look at how they can help combat America's drug problem. Read More