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Carol Hardy believes if her local Minister hadn’t the confidence to
talk about and support her battle with alcoholism, her life would have
likely taken a very different course. Her personal experience of the
importance of being able to turn to religious leaders in the community,
and for them in turn to feel they have the ability to talk about
addiction, form part of Carol’s main aims as she takes up a new post
with Living Room Cardiff.
There has been a recent increase in
individuals with addiction problems approaching the clergy and other
church leaders for help and this is often the first time they have asked
for help from anyone (NAADAC, The Association for Addiction
Professionals, 2007). However, there is a significant knowledge and
skills gap among clergy in regard to dealing effectively with
individuals who have alcohol, drug and other addiction problems. Some
clergy lack confidence and are not personally equipped to help
individuals deal with deeply personal and disturbing problems.
Carol, said, “Personally, I was fortunate. My Minister had a background
in addiction issues. However, I know this was and is very much a
rarity. The natural tendency amongst our religious leaders is to avoid
getting involved in people’s personal business, but much of this is down
to a simple lack of experience and confidence in dealing with addiction
“Part of my first duties will be to make contact will
all denominations in Wales to pilot a course on how to improve skills
in discussing addiction. I am looking for any support to kick-start the
pilot, but the aim is to create a framework of courses and a handbook,
the first of its kind to be published in the Welsh language.
“As addiction problems increase, I want to ensure clergy understand the
issues involved and are ready and able to respond appropriately in a