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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.

Special Program on Substance Abuse & Related Violence

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.
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United Methodist Women Push for Tobacco-Free Kids

Help children and youth in their communities say no to cigarettes and tobacco products on Kick Butts Day. This national effort is part of the United Methodist Women-endorsed Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
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