By the National Council on Problem Gambling Adopted August 22, 2018 For decades the image of the “degenerate” gambler has been fantasized and stigmatized. But with the recognition that there are as many as 6-8 million people suffering with a gambling disorder, there is a new reality emerging. These individuals are no longer strangers—they are our…

A large crowd gathers for Recovery Day Lancaster 2018 in a green park.

During National Recovery Month in September, Compass Mark partnered with community organizations to celebrate stories of recovery and continue to spread awareness for prevention programs. Lancaster Recovery Day Lancaster, held by the Lancaster County Recovery Alliance (LCRA) offered food, fun and activities for people in recovery, their loved ones and allies on September 22, 2018.  This…

“People are not comfortable saying publicly ‘I survived.” At least they’re not when it comes to addiction, according to Amy Sechrist, certified prevention specialist at Compass Mark and member of the Lancaster County Recovery Alliance (LCRA). The LCRA is launching efforts to remove that stigma and transform how our community helps addicted people maintain long-term…

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