“Many proposed solutions to the opioid crisis are at the micro-level, such as individual counseling, group counseling, and self-help programs. While these are important, it is essential to consider what macroscopic social forces contribute to this terrible crisis. For instance, over-prescribing opioids is clearly a factor in the epidemic. In this essay, we argue that widespread disengagement from participation in social institutions by groups particularly hard hit by opioid above is playing a role in the current situation”
In this special interview, TV-44 ‘s Jennifer Beck sits down with Keith Durkin to discuss the current opioid epidemic, considering how faith based organizations can have an impact on prevention and recovery.
Also in this program: the 10 year local anniversary of Celebrate Recovery & the success story of a former addict who overdosed three times before turning his life over to Christ, and finding freedom from addiction.