Hope for America's Opioid Epidemic Is Grace in a Syringe
Why addiction ministry can include fellowship, the gospel and Narcan.
The man in front of me is almost dead. His lips are blue. He isn't breathing. His eyes are half open and still. His arms fall limply off the stretcher, and he doesn't flinch as needles are threaded into his veins and his clothes are stripped away. His wife is wailing in the doorway. His pulse — a barely palpable flutter beneath my fingertips — is the only indication that something might be done. We have only a few seconds to act before the faint, fast rhythm slips away entirely and he is gone. continue reading >>