Churches can learn to help battle the nation's number one health problem
Millions of Americans, 63 percent of the country, say addiction to alcohol or other drugs has impacted them, whether it was the addiction of a friend or family member or their own personal addiction. That statistic is according to a
Following passage of a resolution (Item 28) at the June Annual Conference Session churches are now being offered leadership training in the Cal-Nevada Conference to help create faith based responses to the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction.
A special one day event October 25, 2007 in
The October 25 event will be held at South Reno UMC. The cost will be $80 for each
A second leadership training event will be held at South Reno UMC in March, 2008.
To register for the October event, contact Margery Marshall, (775) 885-7334; E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration info will be sent to you, or you may download a registration form at
September has been designated nationally as Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. A new HBO documentary, Addiction, has been made available to each Conference through the Special Program on Substance Abuse and Related Violence. The documentary describes the science behind addiction, its genetic and psychosocial causes and evidence-based medical and behavioral treatments.
The DVD is available for loan from the Conference by contacting the