SUBSTANCE ABUSE

According to the 2015 World Drug Report of the United Nations it is estimated that a total of 246 million people—slightly over 5 per cent of those aged 15 to 64 years worldwide—used an illicit drug in 2013. Roughly 1.65 million of people who inject drugs were living with HIV in 2013. In 2013, it was estimated that 187,000 people prematurely lost their lives due to drug-related deaths.

Drug abuse is a way to escape the pain and reality of life for many of our generation. And too often, we turn a blind eye to our peers caught in this lifestyle. Many times, stopping starts when someone shows they care. What can your WAVE do to help those poisoning themselves and missing out on the best life can offer through Jesus?

HOW TO START

SUPPORT WAVES

Stories

Kare - “I'm currently in college working on my associates degree to become a substance abuse counselor. I want to tackle this issue by making myself available for those suffering from substance abuse and giving them someone to talk to. I will help in every and any way I can.”

Kaela - “I want people to not depend upon drugs to make them temporarily happy. I want people to depend upon God to be forever happy!”

Em - “By setting up a group to meet every Thursday night preferably to discuss problems and battles to try and help others as best as possible. I am also a recovering addict.”