Wednesday, October 15, 2014

      The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc.PRO-ACT
          Pennsylvania Recovery Organization --
     Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT) 
Recovery in Our Communities
October 14, 2014
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Information and Recovery Support Line 24/7: 800-221-6333
  Honor Guard

How did YOU do it? -- a question that many members of the Honor Guard leading PRO-ACT Recovery Walks! are asked each year. The Honor Guard is made up of individuals who have achieved at least 10 years of Recovery from addiction. This year, 207 men and women of all ages proclaimed that recovery is a reality and together they represented 3,700 years of hard-fought-for remission! This certainly was a visible statement at our 13th annual Walk that individuals can and do move beyond hanging on to recovery by their fingertips into productive, fulfilling and healthy lives. 

So how did they do it?  We have acknowledged for many years now that there are "Many Pathways to Recovery," meaning that folks have taken many different avenues to access recovery. Traditional 12-Step mutual support programs, clinical treatment and faith-based programs are but a few. The real questions are:
  • How do you sustain recovery over the long term? 
  • How do you protect what you have fought so hard to achieve?
Over the next few weeks, The Council will be providinginformation, tools and resources that anyone can use to strengthen and protect recovery, regardless of the paths taken. We will explore the wisdom of those who have lived the experience as well as research-based tools in a variety of formats.

The Council's Central Bucks Recovery Resource Center will be hosting a series of seminars on the role nutrition can play in strengthening or threatening Recovery. Next month, we take a look at SUGAR. To learn more, visit The Council's website here or call Rick at 215-345-6644
How it affects your recovery and relapse potential
November 19, 2014, 9 am to 12 noon, Doylestown

Instructor: Jennifer Seitzer, CLC, CCH
Program cost: $15.00
Pre-registration is required -- click here to register
Meet The Council Open House, October 15, 8 - 9 am, Bailiwick Unit 12, 252 West Swamp Road, Doylestown.

"Minute For Moms" at SBRCC, 286 Veterans Highway, Unit D-6, Bristol
Support group for Moms and "Moms to be" discussing parenting, healthy relationships and support networks. 2nd Wednesday of every month. Next meeting is October 15 at 6 pm. Call 215-788-3738 or email Karen for more information.

"Beating the Blues" at PRCC, 1701 West Lehigh Avenue, Philadelphia. A free 8-session program on how to handle stress and anxiety, while viewing life in a more positive way. Mondays, 12:30-2:00 pm, commencing October 20. Sign up now. Call215-223-7700 to register.
"Expanding Your Recovery Toolkit," Thinking SMART in Your Recovery, at CBRCC, Bailiwick Unit 12, 252 West Swamp Road, Doylestown. Tuesday, October 21, 7 to 8:30 pm. Learn from peers sharing their own recovery journey, and free pizza! Call215-345-6644 or email Rick for more information.
Overdose Education Advisory Board, October 28, 5-7 pm, Bailiwick Unit 12, 252 West Swamp Road, Doylestown. Email David for more information.

"Fed Up," MovieNovember 7, 6 - 9 pm, Bailiwick Unit 12, 252 West Swamp Road, Doylestown. A movie that will change the way people think about eating. Bring a dish, Pot Luck Dinner. Register with Rick, 215-345-6644, or email Rick.

Employment Opportunities: Please click here
Committee Meetings

Young People in Recovery, at PRTC, October 20 and November 177:30 - 8:30 pm
Volunteer Orientation, at PRTC, October 21 and November 410 am - 1 pm
Educating the Community, at PRCC, October 24 and November 213 - 4 pm
All Volunteer Meeting, at PRTC, October 30 and November 205:30 - 7:30 pm
Bucks Chapter, at CBRCC, Unit 33, November 4, at 6:00 pm
Recovery Walks 2015 Planning Committee, at PRTC, November 4, 6 - 7:30 pm
Amends in Action, at PRTC, November 12, 3 - 4 pm
Recreation Celebration, at PRCC, November 14, 3 - 4 pm
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