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  • Rocky Mount church confronts N.C. opioid crisis

    May 30 2018 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer | with 0 comments
    Rocky Mount church confronts N.C. opioid crisis

    In 2017, the North Carolina Division of Public Health reported 5,762 emergency department visits for opioid overdoses – a 38 percent increase from 2016. According to the N.C. Department of Justice, nearly four North Carolinians die from a medication or drug overdose every day.

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  • Baptist judge helping people make ‘better choices’

    February 2 2018 by Dan Steinbeck, Missouri Pathway | with 0 comments
    Baptist judge helping people make ‘better choices’

    Judge Rachel Bringer-Shepherd is not opposed to including faith-based programs in the options for those appearing in her court on felony probation. In fact, she encourages that participation. “We have a lot of partnerships with churches and faith-based organizations in the court system of probations,” said the 10th Circuit Judge.

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  • 10 most significant cultural issues in 2017

    December 28 2017 by Biblical Recorder staff | with 0 comments
    10 most significant cultural issues in 2017

    Biblical Recorder staff collected the top ten cultural issues from 2017, including Neil Gorsuch’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, Baptist groups aiding immigrants and refugees, and a study showing an alarming increase in the number of “deaths of despair” among white, middle-aged, blue-collar Americans.

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  • Trump opioid declaration underscores ministry need

    October 30 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump opioid declaration underscores ministry need

    President Donald Trump’s declaration that America’s opioid crisis is a public health emergency came amid calls for churches to heighten their response to drug abuse as well. The opioid crisis is a “major problem,” said Robby Gallaty, pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn.

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  • Amid drug crisis, sheriff lets faith guide him

    October 24 2017 by Mark Maynard, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Amid drug crisis, sheriff lets faith guide him

    For Bobby Jack Woods, a 37-year veteran lawman, it isn’t easy being the sheriff in drug-ravaged Kentucky, where 1,404 people died from overdoses in 2016. But his faith in God helps him handle the heart-wrenching plague of drug abuse he encounters on a daily basis.

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  • Drug threat draws renewed Christian response

    November 11 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Drug threat draws renewed Christian response

    With drug overdose deaths surpassing automobile accident fatalities and firearm-related killings as the leading cause of injury death in the U.S., some Christians are taking a closer look at how they can help combat America’s drug problem. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary reported 120 people die ...

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  • New drug sentencing prompts ERLC concern

    August 14 2013 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    New drug sentencing prompts ERLC concern

    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s new order to prevent strict, mandatory prison terms for some low-level drug offenders may result in other sentencing problems, according to a Southern Baptist public policy expert.

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