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Addiction Resource Center

Four Ways to Include Drug Prevention In Your Religious Programs

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator- SAMHSA

Books from Local Libraries

Office of Drug Control Policy – Faith reflects a hope in the future. It is a belief that there is a higher plan for one’s life, a plan worth waiting for, sacrificing for and standing up for. The faith that springs from the roots of our religious traditions can be a powerful motivating force when it comes to making tough choices. The teen whose faith is strong can visualize that higher plan and say with confidence: “No, thanks, I don’t do drugs,” or “No, thanks, I don’t drink.” The sustaining power of faith is a safety zone in times of temptation.

Relationships First, Creating Connections That Help Young People Thrive

Substance Abuse and the Family Defining the Role of the Faith Community – Core Competencies for Clergy and Other Pastoral Ministers in Addressing Alcohol and Drug Dependence and the Impact On Family Members.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – Preventing and Addressing Alcohol and Drug Problems

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – The beneficial role that faith and spirituality play in the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse and in programs designed to treat and promote recovery from substance abuse and mental disorders has long been acknowledged. Only through such partnerships designed to build resilience and facilitate recovery can SAMHSA achieve its vision of a life in the community for everyone.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – Sustaining Grassroots Community-Based Programs: A Toolkit for Community and Faith-Based Service Providers

The Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit: Helping Faith-based and Community Leaders Bring Hope and Healing to Our Communities