Friday, May 27, 2016

May E-Blast

Summer Concert Series: Robinella

The Pavillion at Hunter Valley Farm, LLC will kickoff their summer concert series with Robinella on Wednesday, June 1from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. From June 1 to August 31, the farm will host a concert every Wednesday partnering with local charities as a part of their community give back. Metro Drug Coalition is the partnering charity for the kickoff concert and will receive a portion of the proceeds from the event. In addition, the band/charity that brings the most guests at the end of the series will receive a cash bonus.

Tickets for Robinella are $30 and may be
purchased at the Hunter Valley Farm website. Additionally, Picnic Basket Dinners are available through Bradford Catered Events. Prices are based on their menu at www.bradfordevents.com.

Come out to support MDC and enjoy great music!
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The first day of summer is only a few short weeks away, and MDC wants you to practice safe boating.
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Hello Music Fest Supporter,



The 2016 Conquering Grounds Music Fest “A Benefit to Help Fight Addiction” is just around the corner, scheduled forSaturday September 10, 2016 12pm to 6pm. www.musicfest2016.org AND THIS YEAR’S HEADLINE BAND WILL BE “THE KATINAS” www.thekatinas.com This year will be our BIGGEST EVENT so far!! Many lives will be changed. Because of your past support we have been able to help so many struggling with addiction and coming out of incarceration. Thank You! Enclosed you will find the Sponsor Pack to this year’s event. With your continued tax-deductible support we will be able to offer the necessary resources needed to help our community stay clean and sober and out of prison. If you have any questions please feel free to give me a call directly. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THIS SPONSOR PACK TO ANYONE/BUSINESS/ORGANIZATION WHO MIGHT BE INTERSTED IN SUPPORTING THIS LIFE CHANGING EVENT.Blessings and Peace in all you do. Looking forward to speaking with you soon…



Bob Sofronski, Executive Director
Christian Life Prison and Recovery Ministries, Inc.
Po Box 1624
Southampton, PA 18966
Phone: 215-833-2512

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Alcohol Abuse More Likely in U.S.-Born Asian Americans Than in Those Born Abroad - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Alcohol Abuse More Likely in U.S.-Born Asian Americans Than in Those Born Abroad - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: Problematic drinking is more likely among Asian Americans born in the United States compared with those born abroad, a review of studies finds. Overall, the prevalence of alcohol abuse among Asian Americans ages 18 to 25 increased fivefold between 1991 and 2002.

Prince’s Painkiller Addiction Hidden From His Closest Friends - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Prince’s Painkiller Addiction Hidden From His Closest Friends - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: Prince’s addiction to opioid painkillers, which has come to light since his death, was hidden from even some of his closest friends, The New York Times reports.

To Reduce Opioid Addiction, West Virginia Clinics Hire Anesthesiologist to Treat Pain - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

To Reduce Opioid Addiction, West Virginia Clinics Hire Anesthesiologist to Treat Pain - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: A group of primary care clinics in West Virginia has an anesthesiologist on staff to treat patients with chronic pain, in an attempt to reduce prescription opioid addiction.

Prayer Actually Does Reduce Cravings For Alcoholics Anonymous Members

Prayer Actually Does Reduce Cravings For Alcoholics Anonymous Members: Spirituality can change an addict's perspective and help them face their problems without alcohol or drugs.

Friday, May 20, 2016

News-Impact-Advocacy

May 16, 2016

Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) Closer to Becoming Law!

In a sweeping 400-5 vote, this week the House passed a package of opioid bills as an amendment to S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA).  CARA is the first comprehensive legislation to address addiction as a health care issue. 
This is a major step forward to CARA becoming law.  
Most importantly special provisions to support Recovery were among the amendments passed this week. This is a huge victory for Recovery advocates. We must celebrate!
The Council/PRO-ACT's Public Policy Committee led by volunteers has kept legislators on alert by participating in call-in days, letter writing campaigns, use of social media, and town hall meetings.  Our untiring efforts to support and advocate for expanded Naloxone distribution, emergency budgets for treatment and recovery support for opioid addiction, education for our legislators about the Recovery Oriented System of Care, Act 106, Medicaid Expansion, Recovery Housing legislation, voter education for the recovery community, criminal justice reform - all these efforts have moved our legislators toward the understanding that addiction is a health care issue.
 
Take a moment to thank your Representative for working to pass this important legislation. In particular, thank Representatives McCarthy, Guinta, and Custer for their roles in making sure the voice of Recovery continues to be heard.

Learn more about our Recovery Support Committees here

Senate Committee Passes Measure to Expand Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Senate Committee Passes Measure to Expand Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: A Senate committee on Wednesday unanimously passed an amendment that would greatly increase access to buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction, according to The Huffington Post.

Senate Committee Passes Measure to Expand Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Senate Committee Passes Measure to Expand Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: A Senate committee on Wednesday unanimously passed an amendment that would greatly increase access to buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction, according to The Huffington Post.

Meditation May Provide Non-Opioid Alternative for Pain Relief: Study - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Meditation May Provide Non-Opioid Alternative for Pain Relief: Study - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: A new study suggests meditation can significantly reduce pain, without using the body’s opioid receptors. The findings are especially significant for people who have built up a tolerance to opiate-based medications and are seeking a non-addictive way to reduce pain, the researchers say.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Programs That Manage Opioid Prescriptions Save Lives and Protect Patients: Expert - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Programs That Manage Opioid Prescriptions Save Lives and Protect Patients: Expert - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: Drug management programs that require at-risk individuals to use designated pharmacies or physicians for opioid prescriptions can protect patients from using harmful amounts of opioids while ensuring they still receive appropriate amounts of pain medication, according to the lead author of a new report on the programs.