What about Tough Love?
Have you ever heard of it?
I was a guest at an addiction rally / fundraiser banquet a couple of years ago. There was a moment at the beginning where the question was posed to the crowd,
“How many of you parents have had to close the front door of your house to your child and say, ‘I’m sorry but you’re not welcome here right now.’?”
“How many of you parents have had to call the police on your child?” Read More
Naloxone, also known by its brand name, Narcan ™ , is the EpiPen of the heroin epidemic. It is an opiate antidote. The medication, used in the form of a spray or a shot, is simple to administer and can revive opioid addicts who are experiencing symptoms of an overdose. Read More
From the moment I first saw a clean needle exchange taking place in a Tyler Perry movie years ago, something struck my spirit. It was one of those moments that you don’t really know is a moment until years later when it revisits you and you say, “Oh hello. I remember you.”
I remember watching this particular scene and thinking to myself, “Now that is missionary work. That is being like Jesus right there.” The woman brought needles, condoms, and alcohol swabs and was handing them out to people who wanted them. It was beautiful. Read More