The Clergy Education and Training Project® (CETP) is an ongoing National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) program initiative. In partnership with major national and regional faith organizations, the CETP works to provide education and tools to help clergy and other pastoral ministers address the ravages of alcohol and drug abuse.



For more ideas and resources for implementing a local ministry, see the General Board of Church & Society, SPSARV, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration websites.

Also available: 

SPSARV Takes on a New, Congregation-Focused Direction

SPSARV's vision is to equip United Methodist congregations worldwide to be informed, compassionate responders to individuals struggling with chemical addiction. They are available to walk every step of the way with you by helping you explore the ways 12-Step meetings, small groups and sermons can be used as resources in your church. Read more here.

Suicide Prevention Resource:

Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools. HHS Publication No. SMA-12-469, Rockville, MD: Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2012.


Tobacco Use Prevention Report (2012):
Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General