SPEAKING

I'm passionate about starting a different kind of conversation on addiction and the opioid crisis. 

I've spoken to a small groups and in front of thousands. To high school student and to national leaders and politicians. 

But, it's only been recently that I've started speaking about addiciton. 

And here is the deal. My wife and I are ready to travel the country as much as we can over the next year to talk about the topic. 

Our only goal is to try and break even financially. So, if you are ready to do the organizing, we are ready to figure out a way to make it work. 

From classrooms and conferences to churches and small groups. I'd be glad to help you and your community learn how to engage the issues of addiction and the opioid crisis. 

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"Timothy McMahan King writes from a deep well fed by an amazing personal experience with opioid addiction that led to unique insights about recovery in the context of his Christian faith. His words of hard-won wisdom should be read by individuals, churches, and any organization yearning for fresh ideas about how to understand this national epidemic."

Dr. Timothy Johnson, author and former senior medical contributor, ABC News

"In his engaging book, Addiction Nation, Timothy McMahan King contends that our national opioid crisis is no accident. Addiction is not a choice that a few moral degenerates opt into but rather a pervasive and seductive dynamic in our culture that requires us to opt out. Through eyes of faith, King considers how we can ‘be not conformed’ to a world that fosters such idolatries."

Dr. William R. Miller, addiction expert and creator of motivational interviewing

ABOUT

Timothy McMahan King and Wife

Hannah and I live in New Hampshire. We just got married on May 11th, 2019.  

She is co-executive director of the New Baptist Covenant and is a pretty phenomenal human being. 

I like to say that I'm an uncle to a Clarkridge Farm. I'm involved in it's life and help out, but my brother is responsible for it in the end. 

In addition to writing and helping with cows and maple syrup, I run Vagabond Strategies, a digital strategy and communications firm. 

I worked at Sojourners, a faith based advocacy organization in D.C. for seven years and finished up my time there as the organization's Chief Strategy Officer. 

Before that, I worked as community organizer in Chicago. That was also where I attended North Park University and studied biblical and theological studies and philosophy. 

Opioids claim the lives of 115 people per day. One of them could have been me.

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I didn't expect to write this book. I thought my story was just my own. Then I started to see the death toll rise.  


The struggle with addiction is the journey to becoming more fully human. 

Timothy McMahan King sitting

How I Got Here

In the midst of a near fatal illness, I was prescribed heavy doses of narcotics. After months of use, I became addicted.

It was years before I realized how many other people had struggles like my own. I began reading, writing and researching about addiction and the opioid crisis. 

What I found surprised me. 

I didn't realize how many things I assumed about addiction weren't just wrong, but harmful. 

Or, that the opioid epidemic is just the most recent wave of an overdose crisis that has been sweeping the country for decades. 


This book may be one of the most important books for this generation.  

Dr. Soong Chan-Rah, author and professor.



It can help our nations, families, and individuals recover and find healing! 

Richard Rohr, author and founder of the CAC


Free Resource

Talking about addiction is hard. The first time I shared my story publicly, I was nervous. 

But that soon faded as I heard person after person share their own story, or the story of those they care about. 

I've put together a short study guide, great for faith based individuals or groups, based on the first article I wrote about addiction for Christianity Today.

It isn't comprehensive but a good place to start for small groups or classes. 

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE

Brimming with empathy, compassion, and hope.  

Jim Wallis, best selling author and founder of Sojourners



I want every American to read this book.  

Lisa Sharon Harper, author and activist


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At once sweeping and deeply personal. Essential resource for anyone touched by addiction. 

Cathleen Falsani, writer and reporter



This book is an eye-opener. A summons for those with quick judgments to think again.  

Scot McKnight, author and biblical scholar


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Cover story for Christianity Today on the opioid crisis.

I didn't expect to write this book. I thought my story was just my own. Then I started to see the death toll rise.  


The struggle with addiction is the journey to becoming more fully human. 

Timothy McMahan King sitting

How I Got Here

In the midst of a near fatal illness, I was prescribed heavy doses of narcotics. After months of use, I became addicted.

It was years before I realized how many other people had struggles like my own. I began reading, writing and researching about addiction and the opioid crisis. 

What I found surprised me. 

I didn't realize how many things I assumed about addiction weren't just wrong, but harmful. 

Or, that the opioid epidemic is just the most recent wave of an overdose crisis that has been sweeping the country for decades. 


This book may be one of the most important books for this generation.  

Dr. Soong Chan-Rah, author and professor.



It can help our nations, families, and individuals recover and find healing! 

Richard Rohr, author and founder of the CAC



Brimming with empathy, compassion, and hope.  

Jim Wallis, best selling author and founder of Sojourners



I want every American to read this book.  

Lisa Sharon Harper, author and activist


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At once sweeping and deeply personal. Essential resource for anyone touched by addiction. 

Cathleen Falsani, writer and reporter



This book is an eye-opener. A summons for those with quick judgments to think again.  

Scot McKnight, author and biblical scholar


Want to get in touch? Leave a note.

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