Like many developed nations the United Kingdom has problems with drug, and alcohol addiction in its population. Though especially bad among college age people, these problems are symptoms of a larger despair and disillusionment with society and God. For this reason the Gilead Foundations have been working to rehabilitate addicts and use the opportunity to reintroduce them to God and His message of salvation.
This is much more difficult in western nations due to the backsliding of the people into paganism and the active discouragement of open religious discussion by so called “open minded, liberals” who in truth fit the description of neither term in their actions. Since much of the addiction problems have been caused by the utter failure of the church to challenge, or in some cases joining, these counter cultural forces it becomes very difficult to explain to a disillusioned drunk that his or her salvation, let alone recovery from addiction, comes only through Jesus.
Chaplain Dean PerryGilead Foundations Charity International and Registered Office: Gilead Foundations Christian Centre Risdon Farm, Jacobstowe, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 3AJ, United Kingdom