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Congregations are the Missing Link to Recovery – Article

The Goal Project has been featured in an online article on LancasterOnline.com. The article by columnist Elizabeth Eisenstad-Evans features our very own, Mary Webb. If you are a member of a faith community, you can be a valuable partner in helping congregants address addiction in their ranks, and in cultivating a culture that encourages [...]

2020-10-14T10:58:14-04:00

Addiction Affects The Entire Family

“Families including Children are Hurting As Well As the Individual in Active Addiction.”  I am participating in this ministry because it is a way to help people who are struggling with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and their families.  We know that families including children are hurting as well as the individual in active [...]

2020-09-30T10:39:26-04:00

They Didn’t Know What To Do With Me

I am interested in the F.A.I.T.H. Initiatives’ program to help churches have addiction prevention and recovery support ministries because I have a personal experience with being harmed by well-meaning church members who simply did not have a frame of reference for what to do with me as a young person struggling with addiction. [...]

2020-09-30T10:42:30-04:00

My hope is to help get rid of the stigma…

My family has a history with substance use disorder (SUD). One of our three sons was addicted to heroin. I've been sharing our family’s story with students and their families since 2012. I've been involved with several local groups that have been trying to fight the current drug abuse epidemic.  One of these [...]

2020-09-29T11:28:50-04:00

F.A.I.T.H. program teaches pastors how to help congregants with addictions

There’s nothing worse than feeling helpless in the face of a friend or loved one suffering with addiction. Help now may be as close as a nearby church. The GOAL — Global Outreach for Addition Leadership and Learning — Project recently held a two-day workshop to equip teams of lay members of nine area churches to [...]

2020-08-04T13:51:47-04:00
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