I was blown away by this article which described the scale of the opioid epidemic. It prompts any thoughtful person to ask “what can we do?”. While old “medicines” like methadone or newer “medicines” like buprenorphine have been used to ease the cravings that come as one attempts to come off of heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone, morphine and the like, oftentimes this approach just trades one addiction for another. My prayer is twofold. Firstly, that those who want to find freedom from addiction find it fully and completely. Secondly, that the truth found in the freedom delivering words of Jesus Christ can transform all those who are seeking. Medicine can help ease the physical symptoms of withdrawing from opiates but only “the truth will set one free (Jesus)”. A truth encounter is the hope for anyone struggling with addiction.