Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

The Global Health Unit works with faith communities and other partners to coordinate a global response to drug and alcohol abuse and dependency. We provide grants to organizations seeking to offer informed, compassionate, and evidence-based responses to the needs of individuals and families affected by the disease of addiction and for prevention efforts that address drug and alcohol abuse. This is a list of Global Health 2016 grants related to substance abuse prevention and recovery. For more information contact srodgers@umcmission.org.


Drug and alcohol abuse prevention is everyone's responsibility.

Here are some ways you can join in this effort:
  • Make your home, place of worship, car, and business/workplace smoke-free and tobacco-free.

  • Find local educational materials, support groups, or cessation programs that address drug and alcohol abuse and offer these to church members who want to quit. A good source of information is your state or local health department.

  • Display educational materials on drugs and alcohol on your group's campus. Link to them on your website and include them in your publications.

  • Sponsor educational and cessation classes for drugs, smoking, or alcohol at your place of worship. Create and lead support groups.

  • Advocate for policies that make it easier for current smokers and those with alcohol and drug problems to quit and harder for others to start—especially youth.

 

Helpful resources:

Drug and Alcohol Facts