God puts people in your life for a reason. Last week I received a call from a young friend sobbing. Her husband, in recovery for more than three years, had relapsed and she found him passed out outside their house. Offering her consolation, I admired her courage to ask for help.
Then, the phone rang again — this time from a friend who also had an alcoholic husband. While we had not spoken in years, she told me she was becoming healthier with the support of Al-Anon. Everyone faces challenges. Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness.
Louisiana has one of the highest rates of opioid prescriptions, often when they aren’t the only choice. This study shows that 87% of workers comp cases involved opioids in Louisiana.