Wednesday, September 24, 2014

      The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc.PRO-ACT
          Pennsylvania Recovery Organization --
     Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT) 
Recovery in Our Communities
September 23, 2014
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Information and Recovery Support Line 24/7: 800-221-6333
For Recovery Walks 2014
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.
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!  
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
5-6pm at 252 West Swamp Road, Bailiwick Office Campus, Unit 12, Doylestown, PA 18901

Oct. 15, 2014: Meet The Council Open House8 - 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

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