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.
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) – 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.