Resources on Substance Abuse

When I entered into seminary I had plans for my ministry career. I was going to preach lots of exciting sermons and pastor a growing church. Admittedly my plans weren’t very detailed and were simplistic and naive, but nowhere in... Continue...

At the age of 24, Lindsay Holloway, a Baxter, Tenn., native, was arrested for the possessing and selling of stolen weapons; addicted to IV drugs, she faced 10 years in federal prison and $1 million in fines. Holloway is one... Continue...

Free, downloadable bulletin insert for use by your church on Substance Abuse Sunday. Continue...

I firmly believe that the church should be on the front lines of addiction ministry, but such ministry is not easy. Working with addictions and those enslaved to them is complicated, time-consuming, and painful. It can be tempting for churches... Continue...

We are in the midst of a crisis. Fifty-eight thousand Americans died during the Vietnam War. And 64,000 Americans died last year from opioid overdose. At least 4,149 of those who died last year were my neighbors and friends in... Continue...

Phillip Bethancourt joined The Reconnect to discuss the opioid crisis. Listen to the interview here. Continue...

The opioid crisis is the pro-life issue evangelicals aren’t talking about. A recent New Yorker article chronicled the opioid epidemic in West Virginia, including this alarming story that is now far too common across America: Michael Barrett and Jenna Mulligan,... Continue...

Free, downloadable bulletin insert for use by your church on Substance Abuse Sunday. Continue...

Free downloadable PDF bulletin insert for use in your church on Substance Abuse Sunday. Continue...

They were everywhere: Slouched on park benches. Lollygagging in doorways. Strumming guitars. Asking passersby for money. Pretending to stop passersby for other reasons and then asking for money. This is the face of legalized pot. At least it’s the face... Continue...