The founder of a non-profit, anti-drug organization called 4 the Solution said their strength in fighting substance abuse in Ogden, Utah, has come from area churches.
“4 the Solution is kind of neutral, but we’ve found that working through faith-based organizations, we get more commitment,” said Roger Leftwich, founder and president of 4 the Solution.
“The average person, they’re in it for what’s in it for them. The churches, they want to better the community and its members. They know and they’ve got connections. It’s one of the key ingredients.”
With the help of a small group of churches, 4 the Solution has grown to have more than 100 volunteers working to fight substance abuse in the community.
Leftwich said his group stays neutral as it presents the subject, but when people ask for help, 4 the Solutino recommends faith-based programs in the area.
A Christian drug-abuse program in nearby Tooele, Utah, called Teen Challenge, has participants memorize 150 scriptures as part of their treatment.
Hebrews 11:1 reads “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”