Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco
The problem of alcohol and other substance abuse and tobacco use has reached global proportions.
The United Methodist Church and its predecessor denominations have been working on substance abuse issues in a variety of ways since the 18th century. In 1992 the United Methodist General Conference established the Special Program on Substance Abuse and Related Violence (SPSARV). Through its network of resources, the program provides training, technical assistance, funding and serves as an advocate for public policy that protects and restores.
This United Methodist program develops leadership providing ministries of prevention, treatment and advocacy as they respond to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues. It provides training and networking opportunities, technical assistance, funding, and serves as an advocate for public policy that protects and restores.