Wednesday, June 18, 2014

      The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc. PRO-ACT
          Pennsylvania Recovery Organization --
     Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT) 
Recovery in Our Communities
June 17, 2014
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Information and Recovery Support Line 24/7: 800-221-6333
Anyone can be a father, 
but it takes someone very, very  special to be a Dad.
Greg H., PRO-ACT Volunteer:  "My Journey Back" 

Greg entered recovery seven years ago.  He lived in a recovery house then rented a room in a home.  Greg is also a PRO-ACT volunteer at the Philadelphia Recovery Community Center. "In November 2013, I decided to go back [home] and help my nieces and nephews, be the uncle I should be, not the uncle I was in my active addiction.  I thought I could share my experiences with them. I found myself doing the same things I did when I was actively using...only this time I was doing it in recovery...[I had to move back to Philadelphia, and] I couldn't pack my bags fast enough...I do miss my family but I have to let them grow, and I have to think what is best for me and my recovery process."  Greg's journey has taught him some very valuable lessons.  Read more of Greg's story.
The Behavioral Health System Is Changing

On June 3rd, a distinguished panel of experts at the University Of Pennsylvania discussed their views on how the Mental Health Parity
and Addiction Equity Act will change access and quality in behavioral healthcare.  
Rest of Country is Watching & Waiting

Since Colorado legalized recreational marijuana 5 months ago, a series of problems have been reported by police, ER doctors, schools and legalization opponents.  These include several deaths, increased drug trafficking from Colorado into neighboring states and young children bringing marijuana to schools.   Those in favor of legalization counter that anecdotal stories should not determine policy, and more research is needed to truly understand the effects of legalization on Colorado communities.  The rest of the Nation is of course watching Colorado officials as they attempt to address issues as they arise.   Read this New York Times article that summarizes "the downside of a legal high"  here.

Meanwhile, research on marijuana's role in car crashes is already expanding.  A  study published earlier this year by Columbia University found that marijuana was linked to three times as many fatal car accidents as a decade ago. Read more about the rising concern of car accidents as drug availability grows here.
Some Upcoming Events
Fun Fridays at our Recovery Centers:  Take some relaxing time to plan for a fun, sober weekend.  For more information, in Bristol call 215-788-3738 and in Philadelphia call 215-223-7700.   
June 18, 2014: Meet The Council Open House, 8 - 9 am at 252 West Swamp Road, Bailiwick Office Campus, Unit 12, Doylestown, PA 18901
June 25, 6-8 pm  America Honors Recovery, sponsored by Faces & Voices of Recovery, highlights the contributions of the country's most influential recovery community leaders. In Washington DC. Click here for more information.
September 12, 2014: 7:05 pm. Recovery Night at the Baseball Game, Phillies vs. Marlins, Citizens Bank Park. Click here for tickets. 
September 20, 2014: PRO-ACT Recovery Walks! 2014, Great Plaza, Penn's Landing, Philadelphia. Click here to register and get more information.
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