We must be united in the war against addiction! My mission is to unite organizations,support groups, and everyone else who needs a helping hand. I am here to educate equip and develop a Recovery resource Network. My hope is that everyone gets the help they need and no one is left behind or alone in their fight for freedom from addiction. Join me and lets fight the good fight! Our Philosophy: Instigate, Agitate, Educate, and Liberate!
Jesus Christ is the Truth the Life the Way !
Valentine's Day is a time where we show our love to the people who mean the most to us, but what about those we are struggling to love?
Please join us today and show your #Love4Prevention!
Abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs is costly to our nation, more than $740 billion is spent annually in costs related to crime, lost work productivity and healthcare. Every dollar that is invested in evidence-based primary prevention can have the potential to create savings in the economy and create a healthier community.
It makes sense to invest in drug prevention and stop use before it starts!
Our mission's success is due largely to the generosity of its donors, donors like you! We hope you will consider donating during our#Love4Prevention campaign. We ensure that every donation will go directly to the service and programs MDC implements in our community.
Want to donate now? Click the link below and invest in the work we are doing!
All Day we will be sharing graphics to help spread #Love4Prevention! Check us out on Twitter, Facebook andInstagram. Share your favorite images and show your love by donating to MDC! Make sure to use our hashtag!
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Do you have a heart for prevention? Visit MDC's websiteand invest in our work! We ensure that every donation will go directly to the service and programs MDC implements in our community.
Give a Valentine!
Share a valentine and donate to MDC in honor of someone struggling with addiction, in memory of those we've lost to addiction and celebrate those in recovery! Check out our social media all day and share your favorite!
Back in November of 2016, the DEA postponed their decision to schedule kratom as a Schedule 1 drug. Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no acceptable medical use and a high potential for abuse. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are heroin and marijuana, LSD and peyote. In an attempt to keep the DEA from scheduling kratom, many argued the safety and effectiveness of it for pain relief and opiate addiction.
The DEA postponed making their decision and asked the FDA to conduct studies on the drug to find out its merits. This also allowed other groups to conduct their own studies, as well as giving individuals an opportunity to submit their testimonial.
The FDA has now finished the investigation and to put it simply, they are reporting that kratom is an opiate.
“Taken in total, the scientific evidence we’ve evaluated about kratom provides a clear picture of the biologic effect of this substance.
Kratom should not be used to treat medical conditions, nor should it be used as an alternative to prescription opioids.
There is no evidence to indicate that kratom is safe or effective for any medical use. And claiming that kratom is benign because it’s ’just a plant’ is shortsighted and dangerous. After all, heroin is an illegal, dangerous, and highly-addictive substance containing the opioid morphine, derived from the seed pod of the various opium poppy plants.”
“Further, as the scientific data and adverse event reports have clearly revealed, compounds in kratom make it so it isn’t just a plant—it’s an opioid. And it’s an opioid that’s associated with novel risks because of the variability in how it’s being formulated, sold and used recreationally and by those who are seeking to self-medicate for pain or who use kratom to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms.”—FDA statement on kratom
The FDA does say it understands that not everyone’s needs are being met and the need for more alternatives. While this may be true, kratom has been connected to 36 deaths and is not a safe alternative. To read the report on the specifics of the 36 deaths click here.
For more information or help recognizing the signs of abuse please call ustoday.
How does someone wind up addicted to drugs? The truth is each person’s descent into drug addiction is different. This amazing story shows us a different perspective on how a person becomes addicted to drugs.
Please join us in celebration of the Lord’s goodness and transforming power at our 2018 Spring Luncheon celebration. Our time of fellowship will include a sit-down meal, praise and worship, testimonials, etc.
Our guest speaker is Phil Moser—Pastor, Fellowship Bible Church, Sewell, NJ.
And best of all, our blessed Redeemer JESUS, will be in the house as always !!!
Daniel Gavin Sr., Executive Director
DATE: Saturday, April 7th TIME: 11:00 am (seating begins at 10:30am)
Can’t make it? Please consider a (tax deductible) donation to the AV ministry. It will also help to sponsor those folks that we are embracing with the hope of the Gospel who want to attend the luncheon and need financial help.
Later this month a new group of hurting and broken young men and women will arrive here at His Mansion.
March 2018 Newsletter
It wasn't until Ethan started college that the weight of his sin caught up with him.
"I made it three days before I had a breakdown. I was so ashamed of the things I had done and the things I had looked at that I couldn't function with other people. I was afraid they could see right through me and see what I had done.
"I called my dad and said that I was coming home and I needed to go to counseling."