Wednesday, August 27, 2014

      The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc.PRO-ACT
          Pennsylvania Recovery Organization --
     Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT) 
Recovery in Our Communities
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you wouldn't call it genius.
Michelangelo Buonarroti

Sunday, Aug. 31st:  Prevention and Remembrance

Every day 46 people die in the U.S. from prescription overdose.  Those most at risk are current users of prescribed opioids for pain management, heroin users and past users recently released from treatment, prison or a hospital who have a reduced tolerance and risk of relapse.  

The best strategy to combat OD deaths is a combination of legislation and education to assist healthcare providers, persons at risk and family members.

In Pennsylvania, Jack Whalen, District Attorney of Delaware County, and Rep. Joe Hackett (R-Delaware) recently announced their support for PA legislation allowing police to use naloxone.  Read more.  Here are ways you can help: 
Experts:  Using Pot Once Per Week Is Not Safe

Leading experts at the American Psychological Association's Annual Conferencediscussed the public health implications of marijuana legalization.  They found that frequent marijuana use can have a significant negative effect on the brains of both teenagers and young adults.  Negative effects include cognitive decline, poor attention and memory deficits.  People addicted to marijuana can lose an average of six IQ points by adulthood.   "Regular cannabis use" was defined as using marijuana once a week.  Read the full Press Release with research links.   

As policymakers consider legalization, they must also address preventing easy access to marijuana; developing effective interventions; and funding treatment and recovery supports for adolescent and young adult users.
Some Upcoming Events
Sept. 17th:  Meet The Council Open House8 - 9 am at 252 West Swamp Road, Bailiwick Office Campus, Unit 12, Doylestown, PA 18901
September 12, 20147:05 pm. Recovery Night at the Baseball Game, Phillies vs. Marlins, Citizens Bank Park. Click here for tickets. 
September 20, 2014PRO-ACT Recovery Walks! 2014, Great Plaza, Penn's Landing, Philadelphia. Click here to register and get more information.
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