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Caring Ministry

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. - Hebrews 10:23 NIV

Twelve-Step Alcoholism/Addictions Ministry

TAAM ministers to those in our community who suffer the devastating effects of alcoholism and other addictions. TAAM serves not only the problem drinker, alcoholic and others who have addiction problems, but also their families, friends and faith community.

If you think alcohol (or other addictions) may be causing a problem for you or a family member, you may anonymously and confidentially contact the FUMCR Twelve Step Alcohol/Addictions Ministry (TAAM) directly at  or 214.263.0313. 

TAAM provides three primary services: EducationReferrals and Resources.


TAAM offers educational presentations to churches and community groups on:
  •  Alcoholism or addiction and its effects upon problem drinkers, addicts and their families.
  •  Solutions for recovery from alcoholism and other addictions.


TAAM refers problem drinkers, alcoholics and others with addictive behaviors and their family members to the current network of services in and around the Dallas area by:

  •  Helping problem drinkers, alcoholics and other with addictive behaviors to make decisions on available recovery options.
  •  Helping family members connect with appropriate sources of support for themselves.
  •  Assisting recovering alcoholics, others recovering from addictions and their families with resources for reconciling with each other and their faith community.

If you or your family have a problem with alcohol or other dependencies, or if you would like to know more about TAAM’s referral service, please call 214.263.0313. (All calls held in strict confidence!)

Direct Contacts (not church affiliated resources)

AA/Al-Anon Direct Contacts
AA Central Office: 214.887.6699
AA Spanish: 214.905.0770
Al-Anon Information Services: 214.363.0461
Al-Anon Spanish: 214.941.6599

Resources For Other Addictions / 214.265.7192

NA/NAR ANON Direct Contacts
NA Central Office: 972.699.9306 ext. 700
NA Spanish: 888.600.6229 ext. 5
NAR ANON (English and Spanish): 800.477.6291

Support Groups Meeting on FUMCR Campus


Alcoholism and the Family

Alcoholism is a physical illness combined with a mental obsession and a spiritual void. Alcoholism is a family disease. It affects not only the alcoholic, but all other family members, as well. One out of three families is affected in some way by alcoholism. There are over 35 million adult children of alcoholics in the U.S. Those who live with the devastating effects of someone else’s drinking need help and support. 

There is no cure for alcoholism, however, over two million alcoholics are recovering from their illness. There is more hope today than ever before for everyone in the family to recover from the effects of alcoholism.

Denial is central to the disease of alcoholism. Alcoholics do not believe they are sick. Family members pretend that alcoholism does not exist in the family in order to cover up their feelings of shame, anger and guilt. The way to break free from denial is to admit:
  • I did not cause alcoholism.
  • I cannot cure alcoholism.
  • I cannot control alcoholism.
  • I must get help for myself.

Websites     Do You Need Help with a Drinking Problem?     The 12 Steps and 12 Traditions     Is Al-Anon for You?     What if I'm not Ready?

The Dangers of Drunk Driving


AA at a Glance     Understanding Anonymity     Info on Alcoholics Anonymous     Is AA for You?


For Healthcare Professionals     Why Anonymous?     For Young People

Caring Ministry Staff

April Johnson Bristow
Director, Caring Ministry
Scot Bontrager
Pastor, Caring Ministry
Don Hood
Pastor, Caring Ministry
Jennifer Rawlinson
Administrative Assistant, Caring, Group Life, Senior Adults, Young Adults
Kay Schafer
Assistant, Caring Ministry