Wednesday, November 5, 2014

      The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc.PRO-ACT
          Pennsylvania Recovery Organization --
     Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT) 
Recovery in Our Communities
November 4, 2014
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Information and Recovery Support Line 24/7: 800-221-6333

HALT Series: Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired: 

Does Being TIRED Really Affect My Recovery?

Everybody gets tired to varying extents. Being tired can take a significant toll on your body, mind and spirit. It can also often contribute to feelings of depression. We all need to relax as well as make sure we are getting the right amount of sleep, especially in recovery.  We have all heard the expression "you will never die from lack of sleep. Well truth be said, lack of sleep may not be fatal, but insomnia, for the person in recovery, can lead to relapse which can be fatal or at minimum lead to a negative outcome which could have been prevented.

Insomnia is all too common among so many of us today. It is a double edged sword for both the person in active addiction as well as the person in early recovery.

It is a specific problem for those in an addiction whose sleep is constantly being disrupted by the brain altering effects of the chemicals being ingested. Our sleep habits are governed by what are called circadian rhythms. These are cyclical patterns in the brain that regulate our neurological activity during the nighttime hours allowing us to sleep. Drugs and alcohol impact every natural process in our bodies including these circadian rhythms.

NEW! Certificate in Supporting Youth Recovery Program!

The Council is excited to announce an innovative certificate program to prepare individuals to provide peer-based recovery support services to youth, adolescents, young adults, and their families. 

The Peer Paraprofessional Certificate in Supporting Youth Recovery goes beyond the current requirements for the Certified Recovery Specialist Credential in Pennsylvania by providing students with enhanced and specialized training to work with youth, adolescents, young adults and their families.


"Opiates and Youth: A Comprehensive View" November 19, 8 am - 4:45 pm at Spring Mill Manor, 171 Jacksonville Road, Ivyland, PA.  Click here for more information or email David with questions. 
"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.

"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. 

Recovery Enhancement Classes at PRCC, 1701 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, 19132. 10 week course running Thursdays Nov. 20 - Feb. 12 from 5 - 7 pm.  Various topics.  Call 215-223-7700 to register. Space is limited.   

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 pmat 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.

Committee Meetings

All Volunteer Meeting, at PRTC, 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
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