Alcohol & Other Addictions

Filled with hope, joy, and gratitude

Dotti Groover-Skipper speaking at addictions training in Washington, DC Reflecting back on the year 2012, and anticipating 2013, I am filled with much hope, joy, and gratitude. A great foundation has been set, bringing United Methodists and the faith community together, to build momentum to impact change for those suffering from addiction.... read more»

Posted by Dotti Groover-Skipper on January 08, 2013

Valuing Work, Valuing Workers

I want to remind you THAT GOD CARES about injustice, about oppression, about exploitation. Bishop Desmond Tutu We Methodists have the distinct privilege of continuing a journey towards justice that our Methodist forebearers began of church leaders committed to engendering personal and social holiness throughout our society. September is particularly... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on September 28, 2012

This is not the time to think we’ve solved the problem

We are in a period, unfortunately, of great apathy about alcohol. Pamela Erickson Pamela Erickson, United Methodist from the Desert Southwest and President/CEO of Public Action Management, PLC, was the featured speaker for the August 21 national call on addictions. Pamela raised concern over the growing apathy towards alcohol consumption... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on August 28, 2012

Alcohol: A public health issue

[Alcohol consumption is] a public health issue first and foremost as it devastates too many communities. Diane Riibe, Executive Director of Project Extra Mile During the July 17 National Addicitons Call, Diane informed us of the great work she continues in Nebraska. Diane is a dynamic national leader focused on legislative... read more»

Posted by Dotti Groover-Skipper on August 09, 2012

Shifting Our Approach

The connection between the America's war on drugs and the skyrocketing rates of incarceration is no secret. More than half of our federal inmates are in prison for drug convictions. Many of them for minor offenses.  Since 1972, our prison population has exploded from 300k to over 2.3 million, and... read more»

Posted by Nathan Hollifield on July 24, 2012

3 Ways to Curb the Epidemic of Addiction

Thanks to all who participated on last month’s National Addictions Network call! A sincere ‘Thank You!’ to Sis Wenger, Founder and President of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics, for her dynamic presentation of the unique opportunity in several cities across the nation to attend... read more»

Posted by Dotti Groover-Skipper on June 28, 2012

Strategies and Tools for Addiction and Recovery

You are invited to a day of learning and resources: Understanding the Impact of Addiction and Supporting Recovery: Strategies and Tools for Clergy and other Congregational Leaders A unique opportunity for clergy and other congregational leaders to receive the latest information, resources and strategies on how to educate and provide... read more»

Posted by Dotti Groover-Skipper on June 15, 2012

Alcohol addiction has devastating secondhand effects

Alcohol problems have secondhand effects which can be devastating in the form of domestic violence, child maltreatment, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and many other problems. Dr. Robert Pezzolesi, Founder and President of the New York Center for Alcohol Policy Solutions The Addictions network is holding monthly calls for all United... read more»

Posted by Dotti Groover-Skipper on June 07, 2012

Curbing the Addiction Epidemic

The alcohol, tobacco, and gambling industries are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on lobbying efforts to loosen regulations and market to young people. We can curb the addiction epidemic! And it begins by addressing the serious concern of addiction with our young people. This is why I am pleased... read more»

Posted by Cynthia Abrams on March 15, 2012

3 Justice-Related Things You Can Do While Watching Super Bowl XLVI

Whether you're watching for the commercials or excited to see which team is crowned the next world champion of the National Football League, millions of people around the world will watch Super Bowl XLVI taking place in Indianapolis this Sunday. Here are 3 justice issues to lift up during Super... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on February 03, 2012

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