A Way Out


The Hulu miniseries Dopesick (2021) depicts the impact of opioids on American communities and the fight to make them illegal or better controlled. The show is not the most youth-friendly, but we can’t deny that the opioid epidemic is particularly hard on our youth. In episode after episode, that show depicts people hungry for a way out of their addiction or out of their involvement in the opioid industry. These are people who want to be saved. And the show also presents people who know the severity of their sin and desire forgiveness. Jesus provides both to everyone who calls on him: a way out from their sin, and forgiveness for what they have done.