Resources

Webinar on Addictions

This is a webinar by members of the UU Addictions Ministry Team on addictions that can be used to understand addictions and how they arise and are treated:

Sermons

Making Lemonade by Rev. Nancy Holden, UU Society of River Falls, Wisconsin, 2011

Double Trouble by Rev. Barbara F. Meyers, Mission Peak UU Congregation, Fremont, CA, May 23, 2010

Sermon on Alcoholism and AA by George H Anderson, First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist, Duxbury, MA. September 23, 2012

UU Books

Addictions Ministry Handbook by Denis Meacham, Skinner House Books. Tools to launch a congregation-based program for members affected by drug and alcohol addiction.

This Day in Recovery – 365 Meditations edited by Lane Campbell and Katie Kanderian-Morris, Skinner House Books, 2021> Offers a short, daily experience to help bring readers back to their spiritual center in the daily moments of struggle and questioning.

Handouts

Congregational Policy on Alcohol Use – GA 2011

Co-Occurring Disorders – GA 2011

National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month, a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a substance use disorder and/or mental health problem to live a healthy and rewarding life.