81,230 drug overdose deaths in one year (from June 2019-May 2020) is a big number and the largest number of its category in the history of the United States.
2 major contributors to this number:
- Fentanyl use from a drug standpoint
- Recklessness and hopelessness in the hearts of the addicted
To put it in perspective, more people died in 12 months than died in the entire Vietnam War which lasted approximately 14 years, or 168 months, and killed 90,220 people. Comparing a 14 year war to a 1 year war with drug use and having the death toll be so similar is staggering.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) remedy is naloxone, also known as Narcan, which is a drug given after a person overdoses. Naloxone works to reverse an opioid overdose. While it is expected to “bring a person back” physically, it does not address the heart issues that led to that addictive choice.
That’s where The Addiction Connection (TAC) steps in. We are a network of counselors, programs, and churches that proclaim the truth that God is sovereignly at work by the Holy Spirit’s amazing power to transform lives from the bondage of addiction into the freedom of His forgiveness. We focus on heart issues, because that is where real change begins. Our mission at TAC is to see the addicted person be transformed from the inside out, by God’s grace.
Drug overdose deaths can truly decrease when the heart of addiction is addressed with the sufficient Word of God, delivered by compassionate souls who have discovered God’s amazing grace themselves.
There is hope! That’s why TAC exists. Contact us today for practical help and hope in Christ.