Drugs

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