Timothy McMahan King is a writer, nonprofit professional, and the owner of Vagabond Strategies. He has worked as a community organizer in Chicago, a chief strategy officer with Sojourners, and currently serves as a consultant for the Center for Action and Contemplation. King's work has been published in Christianity Today, Sojourners, and the Wall Street Journal, and he has been interviewed by ABC, the BBC, TIME, and CNN. A graduate of North Park University with degrees in theology and philosophy. King lives with his wife, Hannah, in New Hampshire.
July 31st, 2019 | 43 mins 39 secs
My guest is Timothy McMahan King. His new book is "Addiction Nation: What the Opioid Crisis Reveals about Us." When a near-fatal illness led his doctors to prescribe narcotics, media consultant Timothy McMahan King ended up where millions of others have: addicted. Eventually King learned to manage pain without opioids—but not before he began asking profound questions about the spiritual and moral nature of addiction, the companies complicit in creating the opioid epidemic, and the paths toward healing and recovery.