The Face of Addiction: Stories of Loss & Recovery - Signed Copy
You've heard the horror stories about drug addiction. Your eyes glaze over with half-hearted interest when you see the stats surrounding the "opioid crisis." You know you should care that 130 people are dying of accidental overdose every day in America, yet you just can't seem to muster the compassion.
Substance use disorder may be a vague abstraction to most of us, but our friends and family are not. Our sons and daughters aren't "junkies" who deserve to be written off by society. They are human beings whose lives are filled with meaning and potential.
Joshua Lawson has served as an organizer, pastor, and ally to people who use drugs in central Appalachia for many years. The Face of Addiction tells the stories of twelve people he met when he first began "getting close" to the things that matter in his community.
So much heartache and loss. So much joy and redemption. So much humanity. This is the face of addiction.