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Colleges using sober dorms to combat alcohol, drug addiction

StudentsOver 20 million young Americans started college this fall. For most of them, the next few years will be a time of intellectual challenges, new friendships and career exploration. But for many, those years will also include a lot of partying and exposure to an abundance of alcohol and drugs.

According to a 2016 report by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,1.2 million full-time college students drink alcohol, and more than 700,000 use marijuana on an average day. Binge drinking is common. More than a third of surveyed students reported binge drinking (taking five or more drinks in quick succession), according to a 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

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Monday, October 30, 2017 - 19:38:41

Broken In One Peace
Broken in one PeaceI finished this book a little over a week ago. It was a great read and at times I had trouble putting it down. It is a great testimony to how God can bring us from any depths of despair into peace with him. It is vital that people understand that God can reach them and that they have not fallen too far from Him. It is worth investing in a copy for yourself or a friend.
You can also find out more about the book on outskirtspress.com. It is available for purchase there, as well as amazon.com and bn.com.

Mental Illness & Addiction, a revealing look in Broken into One Peace
published by Outskirts Press

September,  2012 – Denver, CO, and Burnsville, MN – Susanna Qua announced the release of Broken into One Peace, published by Outskirts Press.  Qua’s frank disclosure of her troubled past and her carefully described spiritual journey out of it is a model of courage, perseverance and dignity which offers both hope and tangible advice to anyone on a similar path or helping others find that path.

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Friday, November 16, 2012 - 16:21:46

The Shack - Reader Beware
The Shack - Reader BewareThere is a book on the market that is causing a firestorm within many churches across this country and possibly further afield also. The book is the story of a man who goes through the heartache of having his youngest daughter abducted and murdered while on a camping vacation with his family. This drives him to blame and hate God for what he sees as a great injustice committed against him.

Several years later, he finds a strange invite from God to join him at the torn down old shack which was his daughter’s last place alive. With great trepidation he heads off for a meeting with God.

At first glance this book may appear to be a Christian book, but it isn’t. That is not to say that it is a bad book, but it is not a Christian book. The book is a work of fiction, ones mans opinion of what it would be like if…


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Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 15:01:32

Beautiful Boy - David Sheff
Beautiful BoyOne Sunday, a sister very dear to me runs up to me and tells me about a book she just finished reading that was heart wrenching. Now, my heart gets wrenched quite often as thanks to almost 20 years in CR, my empathy skills are well honed. She emphasized that once she had started reading the book she was virtually unable to put it down, completing it in one weekend.

It is hard to hear this and not have my curiosity piqued so she gratiously loaned me the book to read. She was right. It is a very hard book both to read and to put down.


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Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 17:57:54

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