Our mission at Compass Mark is to help families in Lancaster, PA find the tools they need to reduce the risk of substance use in kids. Many of our youth programs are based on a concept known as Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). The term sounds fairly academic, but the idea is actually simple: help…

When it comes to preventing youth substance abuse, once-and-done assemblies or three-word phrases (Just say no!) simply don’t work. Rather, substance abuse prevention requires a more thorough approach. Learn about the risk factors that can lead to the use of alcohol and other drugs, and how protective factors can give kids the foundation they need…

People having fun in a bar without alcohol? The concept might seem as unfamiliar as fish swimming in a bowl without water—and perhaps as uncomfortable too, especially for a person in recovery from substance abuse. But Lancaster, PA’s Kyle Kuehn is working hard to change that perception. He’s spearheading a movement to promote fun late-night social…

Governor Tom Wolf recently vetoed a bill that would have closed state-owned liquor stores and privatized liquor and wine sales in Pennsylvania. Compass Mark, which has worked since 1966 to prevent substance abuse, supports Governor Wolf’s action. We’re sharing the full text of Compass Mark’s position on PA liquor privatization:

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