We recently had a conversation with Dr. Randall Jacobs about the opioid epidemic facing our nation. Dr. Randy has practiced family and emergency medicine for 42 years. As the volunteer medical director at The Shepherd’s House, Dr. Randy comes weekly to the Shepherd’s House to provide medical care and consultations for the homeless.
Opioid Epidemic Q & A with Dr. Randy
In August 2017, the Oregon Health Authority reported that an average of three Oregonians die every week from overdose. In June, CNN reported that overdoses – most of them from opioids – kill more people than guns or car accidents.
How did we get here?
The Shepherd’s House is unique in offering men, women, and children a grace-based community where people are loved despite their disabilities, addictions, and struggles. Many who come to us have lost everything including relationships. We walk with them as they face their issues and challenges providing love, encouragement, instruction, community, and truth packaged with grace.