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!
Over the next four weeks our newsletter will move from focusing on individual recovery using the HALT system, to the impact of ATOD use on the family. The next topic in our newsletter series, "Preserving Our Next Generation," will provide information, resources and programs that focus on the family.
Preserving Our Next Generation Series:
Parents...The #1 Prevention Tool
Parents Have the Power!
Parents - did you know that you are the most powerful prevention tool in your child's life? Contrary to popular belief, your influence is greater than that of peers, the Internet and social media! This fact is backed by over 35 years of scientific research. Engaging in on-going dialogue with your child about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) is one of the best strategies you can employ to improve your child's outlook for a healthy, drug-free future.
When to have the talk?
Using ATOD is a decision that youth are being forced to make at increasingly earlier ages. The average child takes his or her first drink at age 12. The earlier parents begin dialogue with their children about drug and alcohol prevention, the less likely they are to turn to these substances when they reach adolescence. The conversation and language will sound different depending on the child's age. Information should be age-appropriate. For instance, early elementary children should understand the difference between food and poison, medicine and illegal drugs, but older children should understand the risks and short- and long-term consequences of ATOD, including addiction. Continue the dialogue, even throughout the college years.
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.
Save the Date!Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 6:30 pm at Bucks County Court House Lobby, Doylestown, PA. Click here for more info.
AT OUR CENTERS
G.R.A.S.P. Program - (Grief Recovery After A Substance Passing) every first and thirdThursday of the month at 7 pm at SBRCC, 1286 Veterans Hwy, D-6, Bristol. Provides sources of help, compassion, and understanding for families who have had a loved one die through drug use. Email or call Karen at 215-788-3738 x100.
Family Program - meets the first three Thursdays of each month 7 - 9 pm at SBRCC, 1286 Veterans Hwy, D-6 Bristol. Gather information and resources to help your family deal with addiction. Pre-registration required. Call 1-800-221-6333 Mon.-Fri. 9am - 5pmfor information or to register.
"A Sugar Seminar" at CBRCC, 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. To register call Rick at 215-345-6644.
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 CBRCC, 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.
Recovery Mentor Training - open to all volunteers! Nov. 17 & 20 from 9 am - 4 pmSBRCC, 1286 Veterans Hwy, Suite D6, Bristol, contact Karen at 215-788-3738 x100; Nov. 24 & 25 at PRTC from 9 am - 4 pm, 444 N 3rd St., Suite 307, Philadelphia 19123, contact John at 215-923-1661.
Family Program Facilitator Training - for those interested in helping families and friends deal with the addiction of a loved one. Nov. 22 from 9 am - 4 pm, PRTC 444 N 3rd Street, Philadelphia, 19123. Contact John at 215-923-1661.
All Volunteer Meeting, at PRTC, November 20, 5:30 - 7:30 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
Volunteer for The Council/PRO-ACT !!
Contact one of our Volunteer Coordinators: Central Bucks: Email or call Rick at 215-345-6644