Wednesday, July 2, 2014

      The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc. PRO-ACT
          Pennsylvania Recovery Organization --
     Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT) 
Recovery in Our Communities
July 1, 2014
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Information and Recovery Support Line 24/7: 800-221-6333

There is no passion to be found playing small -  
in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.    
Nelson Mandela
Beverly Haberle, Director of The Council and PRO-ACT  

"I am a person in long-term recovery... I only just started speaking publicly about my own recovery...when I began to help mobilize the recovery community... [W]e are the evidence that long term recovery is a reality...Speaking out is not right for everyone.  We respect that for many, recovery is a private matter that should stay private...[At the same time], silence is a problem [for many reasons]...My hope is that as more of us speak out, addiction treatment and recovery will one day be on par with the treatment regiments for other chronic diseases. For example, I am a breast cancer survivor.  The initial support I received [for cancer] was much different than the initial support I received after my addiction diagnosis.... [P]lease support recovery in whatever way you feel is right for you...I believe that with your help, the hope for recovery is going to spread like wildfire."  Read more of Bev's recovery story and the importance of showing that recovery is a reality.   

Watch this special video interview of Bev from the makers of "The Anonymous People."
Nationally Recognized For Years of Service To The Council 

The Council is an affiliate of The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), the oldest addiction advocacy organization in the nation.   On June 20th, The Council presented The Honorable Donald Nasshorn with the prestigious NCADD Bronze Key Award.  The Bronze Key is a national recognition award granted by NCADD for presentation by an affiliate.   It is the highest local award presented by affiliates. The award was presented by Council Board President William Wiegman, Jr., Chief of Police of Lower Southampton Township.      

Judge Nasshorn was a Member of The Council's Board of Directors for 27 Years, serving as  President for 16 years.  He led the Council through periods of growth in both geographic area and scope of service.   As a champion of early intervention and recovery support services to those involved in the criminal justice system,  His Honor is a strong advocate at both a systems and personal level.  Judge Nasshorn currently chairs a county-wide overdose prevention task force.   

The Council is extremely grateful for Judge Nasshorn's 27 years of Board participation, leadership, outstanding service and contributions to reducing the impact of addiction.  Thank you, Judge Nasshorn!

Slaying the Dragon (2nd Edit. 2014) by William White is an exhaustive history of addiction, treatment and recovery in the United States.   This "encyclopedia on America's approach to addiction" is an important treatise and an easy read, allowing users to quickly reference any topic of interest.  Available on The Council's website for a donation of $24.95 or more, plus shipping and handling.  Obtain your copy here.

"The Anonymous People" DVD, a powerful documentary told by individuals, celebrities, business leaders and politicians who are in recovery and laying it all on the line to help others.  Available for a donation of $20 or more, plus shipping and handling.  Obtain your copy here. 

July 7th is the sponsorship deadline for getting your logo on the huge Recovery Walk billboard for eight weeks. Your logo would be seen by millions of drivers  on I-95! For details, contact Marita at 215-345-6644 or  Deadline for all other sponsorship levels is August 1.
Some Upcoming Events
PRCC, Latinos in Recovery:  Peer led discussion group offered in Spanish; Contact Denise at 215-223-7700 or
New Health & Wellness Programs:  Comprehensive 7 week program meets 1x a week and details how to incorporate overall health and wellness into your recovery.  For Central Bucks, contact Rick at 215-345-6644 or  For Southern Bucks, contact Karen at 215-788-3738 at
July 16, 2014: Meet The Council Open House, 8 - 9 am at 252 West Swamp Road, Bailiwick Office Campus, Unit 12, Doylestown, PA 18901
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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