Recovery Ministries

Articles

November 13, 2018

Bishop Chilton Knudsen came to Maryland in 2015 to lead the Diocese of Maryland in its ministry of recovery and support for those in addiction. Photo: Diocese of Maryland

[Episcopal News Service] For the Diocese of Maryland, the road toward recovery has been...

October 10, 2017

People who are addicted to opioids take them in pill form by mouth, in a powder by nose and in a liquid injection, usually in the arm. Photo: Pixabay

[Episcopal News Service] If someone with diabetes starts shaking and seizing with insulin shock, would you try to help? What about if...

July 1, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Each week, my home church hosts eleven Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, and other 12 Step groups. I know a number of parishioners who struggle with alcoholism. But addiction has been largely a hidden disease and tragedy for our church, just as I suspect it is in many...

December 4, 2008

Every December, it began like a Norman Rockwell painting. Sometimes, snow even fell outside the picture window as the family gathered to decorate the Christmas tree. Mom and Dad lifted the children to place ornaments on the upper branches, but when their hands were free, they downed martinis....

October 31, 2006

Father Richard Rohr, a well-known Franciscan priest, called Alcoholics Anonymous and its 12 steps America’s “great contribution” to spirituality.

Alcoholics Anonymous was born in Calvary Episcopal Church in New York, and the 12 steps came out of the teaching of its rector, the Rev....