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Unitarian Universalist Addictions Ministry

"Craving... is the equivalent on a low level of the spiritual thirst of our being for wholeness..."
---Carl Jung in a letter to Bill Wilson, Co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous

Addictions present many challenges. Our faith provides strength and comfort with which to meet those challenges. The Addictions Ministry offers resources and information to support reflection and transparency, and to help those with addictions, their families, and their communities along the path to recovery. The Addictions Ministry Team:

- holds the vision and maintains the support for Addictions Ministry

- calls on leaders and faith communities to better understand and respond to the toll that addictions take

- acknowledges that the spiritual growth and search for truth outlined in our Unitarian Universalist Sources and Seven Principles can help us meet the challenge of addictions.

Map of Addictions Ministries at UU Congregations

See map of UU congregations that have addictions ministries.

National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month. See Recovery Month Information for this year's observance.

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Copyright 2010, UU Addictions Ministry

Addiction Ministry Handbook - a guide for faith communities by Rev. Denis Meacham a certified addictions counselor, and affiliate minister at First Parish Brewster in Cape Cod, MA. It is published by Skinner House Books. www.uua.org/publications/skinnerhouse/

The guide offers inspiration, guidance and tools for launching and sustaining a congregation-based program to identify and support individual members affected by drug and alcohol addiction.