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Jen Babakhan is a freelance writer who loves to help others through the written word. She writes about faith and motherhood at her site www.JenBabakhan.com, and loves to inspire others through Instagram, where she can be found @jenbabakhan. You can also find her on Facebook @JenBabakhan, Writer.

I Lost My Job and My House to Opiate Addiction—Here’s What Saved Me

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services considers opioid addiction to be a growing epidemic, with more than 6 out of every 10 drug-related deaths involving an opiate. Scott Jernigan was living the American dream when his life was torn apart by an opioid. This is his story.