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Eagleville Hospital Invests $10,000 to "Thriving in Recovery" Campaign
The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc., gratefully receives portion of needed funds to help
fight addiction and promote recovery.


EAGLEVILLE, Pa. March 23, 2016 - Heroin addiction is at an all-time high in southeast Pennsylvania and across the nation. One cannot open a newspaper, browse online newsfeeds or watch television without seeing a story about addiction. In order to help those with the disease of addiction, there needs to be more awareness that investing in recovery is essential, and individuals and families do recover and lead productive, fulfilling lives. That is why Eagleville Hospital is partnering with The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania (the Council) for its "Thriving in Recovery" campaign.
"Investing in recovery is long, hard work, yet the results pay off for a lifetime," says Beverly Haberle, executive director of the Council. With a $10,000 check, Eagleville Hospital in Eagleville, Pa., became the first investor in the "Thriving in Recovery" campaign. "We welcome the Council's presence in Montgomery County for its crucial role in providing supportive services to persons in recovery," Maureen Pollock, chief executive officer of Eagleville, states.
The Pennsylvania Recovery Organization-Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT), an expansion of the Council that influences public opinion and policy regarding the value of recovery, has led the development of five recovery community centers reaching people throughout Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. Nicole Donahue, coordinator for Montgomery County recovery support services for the Council adds, "We are very excited to be able to expand our services into Montgomery County. With the collaboration of partners like Eagleville, we can continue to grow and provide the support and tools necessary to aid and promote long-term recovery." 
Eagleville Hospital has been serving the community as an addiction treatment center for 50 years. Sharon Harris, chairman of the board of Eagleville Hospital explains, "From its beginning in 1909 when treating tuberculosis, and later converting to an addiction treatment program in 1966, the hospital has done its best to meet community needs. As times changed, we have also changed." By partnering with the Council, Eagleville is "instilling a wider breadth of services by way of recovery activities, real life experiences, and tools for recovery," Harris adds.
The "Thriving in Recovery" campaign highlights the success of those living fulfilling lives in long-term recovery and recognizes the importance of community in preventing addiction and sustaining recovery. The Council is planning many activities to foster greater awareness, beginning with the Council's "Thriving in Recovery" gala fundraiser on May 5th at Normandy Farms in Blue Bell, Pa. 
To learn more about the initiative, investment opportunities, and other ways to become involved and offer support, please contact Melanie Boyd at 215.345.6644 or visit 
About the Council of Southeast Pennsylvania
Forty years ago, a small group of volunteers began a grassroots effort to raise awareness of issues associated with alcoholism and other drug addictions and the importance of education and prevention. The spirit of this group was contagious, and inspired significant growth. Today the Council of Southeast Pennsylvania has more than 60 professionals on staff and receives support from more than 400 volunteers. By continually working to achieve its mission, the Council is one of the most vital alcohol and other drug prevention and intervention agencies in the nation. To learn more,
March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM)! During the month of March, and all year long, we aim to raise awareness about problem gambling. The goal of this campaign is to educate the public and healthcare professionals about the warning signs of problem gambling and promote the availability of help and hope both locally and nationally.
What is Problem Gambling?  Problem Gambling is any type of gambling activity that disrupts other areas of your life, or the lives of the people around you. This includes school or work activities, relationships with family or friends, or your own physical and mental health.
The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) encourages everyone to Have the Conversation about Problem Gambling. Most adults gamble or know someone who gambles, and therefore could benefit from programs to prevent gambling addiction.  It is believed that many who suffer in silence do so because they don't know why they developed a problem, what gambling addiction is or where to get help.  
For more information and resources in your area check out The Council's website at .  #HAVETHECONVO
The Council's Problem Gambling Prevention programs and services are made possible through funding by The Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc.
The Council's Prevention Department wants to help prepare your teens for the upcoming spring/prom season!
INTERRUPTED: Underage Drinking is an education program to prevent middle and high school-aged youth from initial use or further experimentation with alcohol. 
This five-session program is both informative and interactive. Full of activities, games and lessons designed to help students: 
  • Identify the various kinds of alcohol, the long term and short term effects of alcohol, the consequences of underage drinking, and increase knowledge of the research concerning alcohol use.
  • Understand the difference between use, abuse and dependence/addiction, acknowledge the warning signs of dependence/addiction, increase knowledge about drug and alcohol treatment and other supports.
  • Identify various ways adolescents are influenced to drink alcohol, develop skills to refuse alcohol use, understand why it's important to establish positive people, places, and things.

For more information or to discuss scheduling, please contact
Jessica Schwartz, Prevention Specialist, at 215-230-8218 x3158 or at
The INTERRUPTED curriculum was created by Dauphin County Pennsylvania Drug and Alcohol Services to educate at-risk youth and prevent initial or further experimentation with substances. The program is designed to Interrupt at-risk behaviors and replace risk factors with protective factors. INTERRUPTED is most appropriate for Middle and High School aged students.
This project is made possible by funding through the Bucks County Drug Alcohol Commission, Inc. 
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