SAM Scripts - Faith-Based Substance Addiction Ministry

What Can SAM Do For You?

  • SAM teams are stewards of the church's most valuable "treasure"; its people.
  • SAM teams members share their "time" and "talent", offering hope, healing, and reconcilation to members touched by addiction.
  • SAM teams provide a Safe, Confidential place for people to call for help and referral.

SAM Services


  • SAM Teams
  • Schools
  • Religious Education
  • Clergy, Religious, Seminarians
  • Church/Diocesan Ministries
  • Civic Groups


  • Catholic Newspaper Columns
  • Church SAM Newsletter
  • National Catholic Council on Addictions Resources
  • Marriage Preparation


  • 12-Step Groups
  • Treatment Programs
  • Outpatient Counseling
  • Therapy
  • Halfway/Recovery Housing
  • Clergy/Spiritual Counseling


  • Intervention Assistance
  • Church Support Groups
  • Recovery & Healing Mass
  • SAM Day of Renewal
  • Mentoring

Establishing SAM

  • Enlist church support.
  • Invite church members to form core group to enter a course of training and formation.
  • Attend SAM Training Workshop.
  • Introduce SAM during services by commissioning the team; pulpit and bulletin announcements.
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"Some believe there is nothing one man or woman can do against the enormous array of the world's ills...

Each time a man stands for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. And crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy