Resources on Substance Abuse

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...

William Bennett and Robert White have written a very helpful, practical refutation of the marijuana legalization effort, and it could hardly be timelier. In less than 200 pages of very accessible text, Going to Pot: Why the Rush to Legalize Marijuana... Continue...

Substance abuse takes many forms. Whether a person is struggling with prescription drugs, illicit drugs, alcohol or tobacco, the toll on the user and those around him or her is clear and often devastating. Millions of people tell of the... Continue...

This weekend many churches in America will observe Substance Abuse Prevention Sunday. In preparation for the observance, here are five facts you should know about the most commonly abused substances in America. 1. Alcohol is the most commonly abused –... Continue...

She shivered in the church pew trying to stop shaking, but the drug withdrawal had begun. He finally confessed that after months of saying he had stopped, his addiction to pornography was still alive and growing. The young woman tearfully... Continue...