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Addiction

CVS to limit prescriptions to opioid painkillers

The pharmacy's move is an effort to stem the opioid epidemic by cracking down on the unnecessary use of prescription medications

Sister Ignatia: The Catholic nun behind Alcoholics Anonymous

One commentator said: "If the Catholic Church doesn't canonize her, the Protestants will make her a saint."

Why meeting a heroin addict changes how we think about addiction

By showing the faces and stories of addiction, the Cincinnati Enquirer encourages compassion as part of the solution.

Foster family cares for 13 children with addicted parents

The opioid epidemic has left many children in similar situations.

Baltimore man returns purse to woman who then saves his life

"When I found that purse, it was like God put it there."

Opioid addicts deserve respect, not blame

We can start by thinking about addiction as an "adaptation" to trauma, rather than a disorder.

When a stranger saved my life, just by seeing me

You never know how your small action of kindness might literally be a "lifesaver."

Bonded to Christ: Dramatic confession of an ex-drug addict

This personal and gripping story reminds us that "faith is not an idea but an encounter with an event..."

America’s opioid crisis says a lot about how we are forming our people

Perhaps teaching the classical meaning of "temperance" can help our society move away from myriad addictions.

How my 12-step program informs my Catholic faith, and vice-versa

Working my program is nearly a hand-to-glove fit with working my faith.

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