Category Archives: Addiction

Recovery Simulation Event

April 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We invite you to participate in a Recovery Simulation on April 20 at 1 PM at Easy Does It, Inc in Leesport. Fill out the form below to volunteer or participate.

What is a Recovery Simulation?

A Recovery Simulation is an event that helps participants experience and better understand the many challenges faced by those in early recovery from substance use disorder.

How it Works?

  • It is a three-hour event involving about 40 participants
  • Participants are given a “Life Card” representing a person in early recovery.
  • They must then complete all the tasks on the card by visiting tables manned by volunteers.
  • Tasks may include: Appearing in court, meeting with a probation officer, applying for social services, visiting a career center, working odd jobs, borrowing money, relying on public transportation, etc.
  • Following the simulation, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their experiences.

Who Should Attend?

  • Criminal justice and human services professionals
  • Educators and school administrators
  • College students in a related field
  • Legislators and faith-based leaders
  • Anyone wishing to understand the challenges of early recovery

Want to join us?

Fill out the form below and let us know if you’d like to join as a participant or a volunteer, responsible for running a table. We’d also love your help recruiting participants! For more information please contact Jackie Steed at jsteed@cocaberks.org; (610)376-8669 ext 107.

https://sosberks.org/event/recovery-simulation-event/

ReNew – Recovering Mothers with Newborns – Meeting November 3, 2022

Youth Vaping Parent Presentation – October 20th

Pennsylvanians will soon have a new way to connect to mental or behavioral health crisis services! 988

SUPPORT GROUP- Family Connections

SUPPORT GROUP- Family Connections- a Virtual group for parents/caregivers who support Loved ones facing Substance Abuse and/or Mental Health challenges!
1st Thursday of the Month at 1:30 pm Easter Time
Join us for Family Connections – a virtual community for parents and caregivers who support loved ones facing substance use and/or mental health challenges.We meet on the first Thursday of every month from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET.Monthly gatherings will focus on a specific topic, provide tips and tools, and offer the opportunity to network with other families.Learn More and Register HereJoin us for our discussion topic “Families Managing System Navigation” on Thursday, June 2 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET.Stay tuned for a description and presenter information to be added soon!Moderators: Gail Cormier, Lachelle Wade-Freeman
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CSG Psych Rehab Recovery Picnic – May 25

alcoholism & treatment methods 

Save the Date: Addictions Conference 2022

Topics in Addiction

March is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month

March is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM), sponsored by the National Council on Problem Gambling.  Problem gambling is any gambling behavior that creates problems in a person’s life. Approximately 4-6 million adults in the United States deal with problem gambling while an additional 1-2 million reach the diagnostic level of Disordered Gambling.   From traditional casinos to video games and sports betting, gambling is a landscape that is constantly shifting. It is important to stay up to date with training on how best to prevent problem gambling in people of all ages. It is also important to show that recovery is possible and that there are treatment options available for those suffering with problem gambling.   
In recognition of Problem Gambling Awareness Month, Compass Mark is hosting lunch and learn webinars throughout March. I invite you to join us for these timely and important topics in gambling prevention.   ·   

March 7 – 12:00pm-1:00pm: Problem Gambling in an Aging Population ·   
March 14 – 12:00pm-1:00pm: Loot Boxes: What are they and how do they impact adolescents? ·   
March 21 – 12:00pm-1:00pm: Sports Gambling and Daily Fantasy Sports ·   
March 28 – 12:00pm-1:00pm: Trends in Gambling and Where we go from Here!  

For more information, or to register for the webinars, check out the local events calendar on our website Regional Trainings & Other Events – Compass Mark.