More than 64,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2016, government figures show, and the number is rising due to the opioid crisis. And much more numerous are the people struggling to stay alive with addiction. They are our friends, neighbors, siblings, parents, co-workers and fellow children of God. How can we help?

Download a study guide for “Mercy and addiction,” which appeared in the May issue of Living Lutheran. The guide contains four pages of study questions and a copy of the article.

Robert C. Blezard
Robert C. Blezard is pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, Md., and editor of Living Lutheran's study guides. Previously he served as an assistant to the bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod.

Read more about: