The opioid epidemic has been declared a national emergency that resulted in nearly 50,000 overdose deaths last year alone. The church must be meaningfully involved in response. This session will consider substance abuse and addiction generally, and then specifically focus on opioid addiction, treatment and recovery from it, and how the body of Christ can effectively respond.
Dr. Jenkins is Professor of Counseling and Director of the MA in Addiction Counseling program in the Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies at Liberty University.
Jenkins, David, "The Opioid Crisis: How the Church Can Help" (2019). Jerry Falwell Library Events. 10.