The Addiction Medicine Section of CMDA exists to prevent and treat addiction and transform lives, by God’s grace, love, and power. We strive to provide compassionate excellence in all aspects of addiction care, including whole-person prevention and treatment, education, advocacy, empowerment of others, research, church and community partnerships, and interprofessional collaboration and support.
To RISE with Christ and, by His power, excel in these areas:
Research – Support, assist and network with those interested in doing faith-based study and research in addiction medicine.
Inspire – Encourage and support opportunities for interprofessional health professionals, pastors, theologians and the broader recovery care community to co-labor and network together to share ideas, concerns, successes, and prayer for one another.
Serve - Provide excellent, Christ-centered, evidence-based, clinical care to individuals struggling with addictions and their families using the biopsychosocial-spiritual model of whole-person healthcare.
Educate - Educate, equip, and mentor others about successful approaches to addiction - including students, health professionals, patients, families, churches, community groups, politicians, media and others.
Welcome to CMDA's Addiction Medicine Section (AMS)!
Our section is going after the heart of Jesus amid the worst polydrug/fentanyl overdose epidemic in history. While you may not be called specifically to integrate addiction treatment and recovery into your clinic or hospital, substance abuse and addiction has become so prevalent and the illicit market so powerful, that almost none of our practices, communities, churches or families are unaffected by the devastating medical, intra and interpersonal and spiritual consequences of addictive substances.
The AMS team would like to invite us all at CMDA, whether clinician, pastor, researcher, peer recovery advocate or concerned citizen, to join us under the banner of Christ-centered addiction treatment and recovery as CMDA goes after the heart of Jesus in domestic missions. AMS has seen the power of God at work in our patients lives who have overcome addiction and are celebrating recovery in their new lives in Jesus.
How has God been tugging at your heart? Maybe it’s for those suffering from certain physical illnesses, mental illness, homelessness, trauma and abuse, racism, injustice or human trafficking. Our AMS team has felt the ache of Jesus’ heart for the marginalized and addicted, but we have also encountered Jesus in our patients so vividly and our patients have drawn us closer to His sweet love. Would you join us as we walk alongside you in Jesus’ great redemptive plan?
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
~Jesus in Matthew 25:40, NIV
Come alongside us!
“Persons with severe addictions are among those contemporary prophets that we ignore to our own demise, for they show us who we truly are.”
- Philosopher and Theologian Kent Dunnington
Be a part of the solution to substance abuse. We will have opportunities for you to engage in monthly Zoom prayer meetings, events, and shared resources.
You can also join the conversation with AMS and share with us on the CMDA Go App Forum “Addiction Medicine Sections.” cmda.org/the-cmda-app
Reach out to any of us on the leadership team. Feel free to email us, we would love to come alongside you and support you in your own practice and ministry below.
Click here to see our newly printed AMS “John 10:10 Life Abundant” t-shirts! They have been made and prayed over by an amazing recovery residential ministry in Buffalo, New York.