We must be united in the war against addiction! My mission is to unite organizations,support groups, and everyone else who needs a helping hand. I am here to educate equip and develop a Recovery resource Network. My hope is that everyone gets the help they need and no one is left behind or alone in their fight for freedom from addiction. Join me and lets fight the good fight! Our Philosophy: Instigate, Agitate, Educate, and Liberate!
The Council and PRO-ACT wish to thank everyone for Recovery Walks 2014! We are so grateful for the support of sponsors, volunteers, special guests, walk captains and participants. More details to follow, but for now please know that everyone's contributions are deeply appreciated and incredibly important for Recovery. Thank you one and all.
SAMHSA's 2013 REPORT RELEASED
Spread Message That Prevention and Recovery Work!
The 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health was recently released. SAMHSA provides this information to support the message that prevention works, treatment is effective, people can and do recover, and recovery support is an important strategy.ViewSAMHSA's Summary Report.
U.S. Health Officials report that 9.4% of Americans aged 12 and older were current illicit drug users in 2013. This means they used in the last month. In 2012, that number was 9.2% and in 2002 it was 8.3%. The most common reason given for individuals not receiving treatment was lack of health coverage and not being ready to stop using.
The best way to change these trends is to keep speaking up: prevention works and people can and do recover!
PILOT WEBSITE COMBATS OVERDOSE IN PA
Univ. of Pitt's "OverdoseFreePA"
Pitt University's Pharmacy Program is launching a website to alert the public on the true effect of overdoses in their community, provide resources for interest groups and decrease the risk of overdose in Pennsylvania. This project was made possible by funding from PCCD and the help of supporting counties.
The website will provide overdose data by demographics and neighborhoods. The public can see the communities that are most impacted in real time. Seean example of the data reports that will soon be available for all of Pennsylvania. The project's goal is to raise awareness and spur action in Pennsylvania.
Some Upcoming Events
Free Showing of "The Anonymous People"TonightSept. 23rd at 7:00pm, Del Val College
Life Sciences Building, in Doylestown, PA.
Sept. 30, 2014: Overdose Prevention and Education Advisory Board:
5-6pmat 252 West Swamp Road, Bailiwick Office Campus, Unit 12, Doylestown, PA 18901
Oct. 15, 2014:Meet The Council Open House, 8 - 9 am at 252 West Swamp Road, Bailiwick Office Campus, Unit 12, Doylestown, PA 18901
Sept. 28, 2014:Car Wash For Recovery!!
10am-2pm, 310 Frosty Hollow Rd., Levittown PA.
All proceeds go to Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center