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!
Pennsylvania Recovery Organization - Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT) is a grassroots advocacy and recovery support initiative of The Council covering Southeastern
PRO-ACT works to reduce the stigma of addiction, ensure the availability of adequate treatment and recovery support services, and to influence public opinion and policy regarding the value of recovery. Pennsylvania.
For more information about PRO-ACT visit ourwebsite.
Bucks County High Schools Stocking Naloxone
The war against heroin has enlisted new recruits. Three Bucks County school districts added naloxone (also known by the band-name Narcan) to their high school emergency response plans in September.
Quakertown, Palisades, and Council Rock school districts have stocked naloxone "just in case." Under a 2014 law signed by former Gov. Tom Corbett, first responders and family members of at-risk drug users are permitted to obtain and administer it.
Diane Rosati, Executive Director of the Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, said the enabling concern is a "myth." She says opiate addictions, both heroin and prescription pills, are an epidemic.
"After folks are saved through naloxone, it's extremely important to offer treatment opportunities to those folks. Anybody who experiences an overdose is certainly at a high risk for another potentially fatal overdose," Rosati said, "so we want to be able to offer services to that person and support to them as well. We'll be working on how we can reach out to those folks to stop the cycle."
To learn more about The Council's Prevention Programs, please visit our website here.
The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc. has been spearheading an initiative focused on overdose prevention and education.
Nationwide, among people 25 to 64 years old, drug overdose caused more deaths than motor vehicle traffic crashes. This number has continually increased over the years and Bucks County is not immune to the nationwide trend. Bucks County and The Council have responded with the creation of The Bucks County Overdose Prevention and Education Collaborative(BCOPE).
A national public campaign on mental health wellness which will:
Promote mental health wellness and the benefits to both the mind and body
Promote the benefits of mental health wellness
Educate communities on how to implement mental health wellness into their lives
Encourage communities to facilitate programs centered on mental health wellness during the week
Make resources available to communities/potential audiences to be used in the promotion of a mental health wellness project/event
About Mental Health Wellness Week
During Mental Health Wellness Week, hundreds of organizations throughtout the United States will host events, programs and workshops designed to meet the unique needs of their local communities.
Mental Health Wellness Week was created by Freedom From Fear, a national non-profit mental health advocacy organization. Founded in 1984, Freedom From Fear has developed and implemented a variety of similar, successful public education programs centered on mental health concerns such as National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week which takes place the first week in May and has been a success since its inception in 1994.
Getting covered is essential for protecting both your health and your wallet, and now is the time to explore new plans to make sure that you are getting the most affordable and comprehensive plan for your health needs.
Don't go it alone this year when finding coverage! The Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN) can help. PHAN has trained navigators that can help-throughout open enrollment. Call 877-570-3642. Or visit pahealthaccess.org/gethelp.
Even if you previously enrolled in a plan, it is still important to update any changes that may have occurred, explore new plans in your area, and check out if there are any new health coverage options in which you may be eligible.
Supporting Youth Recovery
Enhanced Certified Recovery Specialists (CRS) Certificate Program
Are you a young person in recovery who is looking to enter the behavioral health workforce to support other young people and their families?
Are you a family member of a young person who has experienced addiction challenges and recovery?
Learn how to combine your lived experience with the knowledge and skills needed to provide peer support to youth, adolescents, young adults and their families in this workforce development training program.
We are forming a cohort now for December 5th - April 9th in Philadelphia. We are currently scheduling interviews for early November. If you are interested apply online now.
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