Drug abuse

FaithLink downloadable study resource connects faith with life

March 17 issue focuses on hazards of abusing drugs and what you can do to help communities, families, and individuals affected by this problem. read more »

March 12, 2013

American Violet

(2008- 103 minutes- PG 13)  A single African-American mother struggles to clear her name after being wrongly accused and arrested for dealing drugs in an impoverished town in Texas. 

Posted on February 12, 2013

The House I Live In

(2012- 108 minutes- unrated) From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.

Posted on February 12, 2013

Casting a future vision

Addictions prevention advocacy training gathers attendees from across the U.S.

Training spurred by need to equip pastors and congregations to help those bound by chains of addiction. read more »

by Dotti Groover-Skipper
on November 02, 2012

Social Principles Bulletin Inserts

The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) has developed bulletin inserts featuring individual United Methodist Social Principles. The resource, designed to be included in church worship bulletins, can be downloaded for free from the agency’s website. The bulletin inserts are in two colors that will reproduce excellently... read more »

Chemical dependency ministry

Oklahoma summer school marks 30th year

About 500 clergy and lay people have graduated from Oklahoma Conference program founded because of a man’s passion for helping churches minister to alcoholics. read more »

by the Rev. Boyce Bowdon
on September 04, 2012

Recovery Month Worship Template

Resource to help with planning a worship service to educate about alcohol and drug abuse ministry. Microsoft Word format read more »

Tackling alcohol, drug addiction

The church’s public witness

23rd observance of National Recovery Month in September offers perfect opportunity to educate congregations about a serious problem confronting every community. read more »

by the Rev. Cynthia Abrams
on August 27, 2012

Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month Sample Worship and Sermon

Helps to assist you in providing education in your local congregations. Adobe Acrobat (pdf format) Microsoft Word<... read more »

Curbing the Addiction Epidemic

The alcohol, tobacco, and gambling industries are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on lobbying efforts to loosen regulations and market to young people. We can curb the addiction epidemic! And it begins by addressing the serious concern of addiction with our young people. This is why I am pleased... read more »

Posted by Cynthia Abrams on March 15, 2012

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