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!
Information and Recovery Support Line 24/7: 800-221-6333
HALT Series: Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired:
Coping with LONELY Moments in Recovery
When I started my journey of alcohol and other drug addiction recovery, I learned an easy-to-use guide to help steer me away from danger and keep me on my positive path. I was told to NEVER allow myself to get too Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired. These feelings and biological experiences may lead a person to use a substance to help them cope with those uncomfortable feelings. I learned to HALT whenever I had these feelings and stop and think before acting and choose a more positive means to cope. It is an effective tool and twenty-two years later, I am still using it!
Continuing our HALT series, we are focusing on LONELY (the forgotten middle child of HALT). While it may be relatively easy to identify when you are hungry, angry, or tired because of the observable physiological identifiers, loneliness is trickier. Loneliness can creep up on you and before you realize it, you are sinking in a bog of depression that is hard to escape. Loneliness is difficult to describe, very subjective, and differs from person to person. You may have heard people say that they can feel lonely in a room full of people. We all have felt lonely at times. For me, it takes the form of isolation.
"I recently joined the ranks of the unemployed a couple weeks ago. It is a sudden change after five and a half years of steady work. To be able to walk back in to PRO-ACT and be treated so kindly and professionally as I scramble to get my resume together has been a much appreciated comfort. I have learned a lot of useful information, especially in the "Gateway to Work" seminar, and truly appreciate the attention afforded me upon my follow up visit!" - John Danks
AT OUR CENTERS
Gateway to Work
Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00 am at SBRCC, 1286, Veterans Highway, Unit D-6, Bristol; 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 1:00 pm at CBRRC, 252 W Swamp Road, Doylestown. Get help with resume building, barriers to employment and motivation. Contact Rick at 215-345-6644 or email for more information.
Fun Friday at PRCC, 1701 W Lehigh Ave., Unit 6, Philadelphia; Join us from 5 - 7:30 pm for our Halloween Party! Prize for the best costume! Call 215-223-7700 for more information.
"Fed Up," Movie, November 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.
"Minute For Moms"at SBRCC, 1286 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 November 12 at 6 pm. Call 215-788-3738 X100 or email Karen for more information.
"A Sugar Seminar" at CBRRC, November 19, 9 am - 12 noon, Bailiwick Unit 12, 252 W Swamp Road, Doylestown. Learn how sugar affects your recovery and relapse potential. Click here for more information.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED WITH PRO-ACT
All Volunteer Meeting, at PRTC, October 30 and November 20, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Volunteer Orientation, at PRTC, November 4, 10 am - 1 pm
Bucks Chapter, at CBRCC, Unit 33, November 4, at 6:00 pm
Amends in Action, at PRTC, November 12, 3 - 4 pm
Recreation Celebration, at PRCC, November 14, 3 - 4 pm
Young People in Recovery, at PRTC, November 17, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Educating the Community, at PRCC, November 21, 3 - 4 pm.
Recovery Walks 2015 Planning Committee, at PRTC, December 1, 6 - 7:30 pm