Are you affected by substance abuse?
Are you affected by someone's substance abuse — someone else's or your own? Substance abuse can be alcohol, drugs, gambling or a combination of these. And it is not limited to these.
If someone's substance abuse is causing stress, there are places you can go to for help.
Here are some resources that might be helpful to you.
Resource Web sites for Addiction Ministries
Faith Partners is a step-by-step program equipping local church Faith Partners Teams to promote healing within their congregations by starting the conversation, providing awareness, prevention, advocacy and recovery opportunities. Lay-led and pastor supported custom local church ministry.
Sponsored by Faith Partners, Inc.
Step-by-step program developing local church Faith Partner Teams that promote healing in congregations.
Faith Partners Inc. was founded in 1995 in Austin, Texas, by religious leaders seeking ways to mobilize the resources of the faith community to address alcohol and drug issues. The approach Faith Partners Inc took, the team ministry concept, had been in development over several years. Check out their website.
The General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church has endorsed the Faith Partners Team model for local congregations to help solve America’s number one health problem – alcohol and other drug addiction. Read the article.
How to Start and Grow a Faith Partners Team
• Read “Healing Places” by Johnny Allem and Trish Merrill
• Train at regional workshops conducted by Faith Partners, Inc.