Friday, September 25, 2015


September 24, 2015
The theme for Recovery Month 2015 is Join the Voices for Recovery: Visible, Vocal, Valuable!, which highlights the value of peer support in educating, mentoring, and helping others. The theme also invites individuals in recovery and their support systems to be catalysts and active change agents in communities, and in civic and advocacy engagements. It encourages individuals to start conversations about the prevention, treatment, and recovery of behavioral health conditions at earlier stages of life. (
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Save the Date!

CRS Training ProgramOctober 19-29, 2015

CRS Supervisor TrainingOctober 16 and 23

40th Anniversary Gala5/5/2016
Normandy Farm

Volunteer for The Council/PRO-ACT !!

Central Bucks:     
Email or call Steve at215-345-6644 x3006

Southern Bucks:  
Email or call Karen at215-788-3738 x100

Philadelphia, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County:        
Email John or call 215-923-1661 
Left to right:  Bob Dellavella, Dennis O'Brien, Rep. Michael Driscoll, Derek Green, Sen. Sabatina, Helen Gym, Roland Lamb, Cm. Bobby Henon

25,000 Celebrate Recovery
September 19
Penn's Landing, Philadelphia

The Council would like to thank the record breaking 25,000 people who walked in support of recovery. Individuals, families, elected officials, organizations, businesses and schools came to Penn's Landing for the 14th Annual Recovery Walks! 2015.  
You demonstrated that the Recovery Community is a constituency of consequence, that is willing to stand up to end stigma and be a voice for the 20 million still needing to access services to sustain long-term recovery.

Over 300 members of the Honor Guard, representing a total of 5,629 years in recovery, led the walk. 
During the walk, education and advocacy activities included:
  • New voter registration
  • Family education booth
  • Petition to Pennsylvania lawmakers to pass a budget that includes $20 million for emergency treatment
  • Pennsylvania Commitment for Involvement in Healthcare Advocacy
  • Naloxone Education and Overdose Prevention Information Distribution
This year, we received more media attention than ever before!  There is power in numbers and our voices are being heard!  Plan to attend Recovery Walks! 2016 next September.  

Check out Mayor Nutter's musical performance here

Ambassadors for Recovery and Advocacy Vanguard awards

Rep. Gene DiGirolamo presented seven Public Policy Advocacy awards.
This year we honored the following families:

-         Angels in Motion
-         Anthony's Act
-         The Anna Straw Initiative
-         How to Save a Life
-         Kacie's Cause
-         Be a Part of the Conversation
-         Break the Addiction
Transformation Champion Award

PRO-ACT received one of the Transformation Champion awards presented by Dr. Evans, Commissioner of Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services.  The Council is honored to have received this award.  Since 1975, The Council has worked to end stigma and discrimination associated with Substance Use disorder. Receipt of this award gives us a renewed strength to continue to persevere through the barriers facing individuals and families seeking long-term recovery.
Other recipients were New Pathways, New Pathways for Women, Charles Ramsey, Senator Vincent Hughes, Prevention Point, and Bill White.
Thank You to Our Special Guests:

Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy
Kana Enomoto, Acting Administrator, SAMHSA
Dr. Arthur Evans, Commissioner of Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS)
Roland Lamb, Director, Office of Addiction Services, DBHIDS
Mayor Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia
Gary Tennis, Esq., Secretary, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP)
Representative Gene DiGirolamo
Senator Sabatina
Representative Driscoll
Senator Kitchen
Councilman Bobby Henon
Helen Gym, City Council Candidate
Derek Green, City Council Candidate
Allan Domb

Your attendance and participation provide encouragement that our voices are heard and change is happening!
Special Guests:  Kana Enomoto, Acting Administrator, SAMHSA; Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy 
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