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Faith Based This page provides information that is specific to Faith-Based Initiatives on social services, but most specifically on substance abuse. You will find links to government and national initiatives, as well as different religions’ coalitions and approaches to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

Community and Faith-Based Provider Resources

The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, supported by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, provides articles, resources, and suggestions for community outreach.

The Rush Center of the Johnson Institute conducts national outreach, trains team leaders and members, teaches clergy “core competencies,” publishes support material, and provides technical support by phone and web communication as related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse and prevention.

The main website for Celebrate Recovery, which explains the principles of this Christian centered recovery ministry, provides resources for beginning your own program, and lists all known Celebrate Recovery programs in the United States and Canada.

Muslim Alliance in North America’s projects include SHARE Centers, which is a social service and advocacy institution that serves the physical, spiritual and mental health  needs of the Muslim community.  The services SHARE Centers provide include job training, housing, and mental health and addictions counseling.

This website focuses on resources that can help illuminate the Buddhist path to freedom from alcoholism and addiction.

Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons, and Significant Others conducts retreats and other events that provide support to Jews in recovery; and acts as a resource center and information clearinghouse on the effects of alcoholism and drug dependency on Jewish family life.

Earthen Vessel Counseling
Prayers for Prodigals is a support group for families whose loved ones have chosen a life of addiction. This person may be in your home, on the streets or in a home of their own. You may not even know where they are. But the fact is, they have chosen a lifestyle that has excluded you, your faith and their sense of right and wrong.

Government and National Initiatives

The White House Faith Based and Community Initiative provides information on why this office was created, how it was formed, and some of the regulatory changes that have been made with respect to faith-based and community issues.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (CFBCI) provides regional conferences, training workshops, and technical assistance to faith-based and community organization to enhance the work they are doing throughout their communities. 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s link to publications that are geared specifically toward faith-based and community organizations.

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