“Lord, help us do and say the right things,” prayed Cindy Welling and her husband, Chuck, as they drove to meet their grown daughter, Angela, at her home. The forty-five minute trip from Dunbar, Pennsylvania, to Peters Township felt painfully long. Angela’s phone call from moments earlier replayed in Cindy’s mind: “Mom, my primary care doctor won’t give me any more painkillers. I can’t stop! I’m going through withdrawal.”
A Crisis for the Whole Church. Stories like Angela’s abound. The abuse of opioids has created the worst drug addiction epidemic in...
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