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Substance Abuse

Arequipa, Peru (BWA) — The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) made a donation of almost $4,900 toward the establishment of a chicken farm for a drug rehabilitation program in Arequipa, Peru.   BWA General Secretary Neville Callam made the presentation of the check on April 23 to Pepe Luis Flores, president of the Baptist Convention of […] Read More

An estimated 22 million Americans abused drugs or alcohol or were dependent on one or both in 2002, according to recent statistics by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. According to the September report, 19.5 million Americans 12 and older, or one in 12, use illicit drugs. Marijuana is the most commonly used […] Read More

Substance abuse by older adults is not a new problem, but it is a problem on the rise. Currently, those who are 65 years or older comprise 13 percent of the population. In 30 years, this will rise to 21 percent. Through a picture-lined hallway, a woman looks toward the empty family room. The pain […] Read More

A short parable: A man contemplates a pond some distance from his house. Dead fish are floating, lazily drifting in the gentle currents. It becomes clear to him that the water is not suited for the health of his fish. So, in a desperate plan to save the remaining fish the man attempts to fashion […] Read More