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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…

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By Anne Schober, Youth Leadership Advocate It was a gloomy Tuesday morning and I had a confession I needed to make to Richard: I was nervous. I was nervous about beginning our new program. I was nervous about change. I was nervous that I was going to fall on my face and not get back…

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Mark your calendar for the National Night Out on August 7, 2018! The evening aims to bring communities together and to promote positive choices. Showing people that they are a part of strong communities and diverse support systems is an important part of prevention! Compass Mark is excited to be invited to participate in NNO…

Christine Weidner joined the Compass Mark team in October as a Prevention Specialist. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Health, with a concentration in Addiction Studies, from Alvernia University in 2014. During Christine’s undergraduate studies, she was an intern at both the Reading Hospital Drug & Alcohol Center and the Council on Chemical…

Our community is facing a public health crisis unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Addiction affects every segment of our population: young and old, rich and poor, city dwellers and rural residents. Support of Compass Mark helps us reach those most at risk for addiction and provide them with the skills and resources necessary for…

In addition to offering prevention programs for at-risk children, teens, and young adults to ensure they don’t go down the path to addiction, we also offer information and referral services to help individuals and families who are coping with active addiction to get the treatment and recovery resources that they desperately need. Here’s how we’re…

In the past 50 years, tens of thousands of lives have been changed thanks to our efforts to recognize, prevent, and alleviate addiction. While our focuses, our programs, and even our name have evolved in the last half century, our mission remains the same: to reduce the incidence, prevalence, and consequences of the harmful use…

On September 6th, the Lancaster Barnstormers hosted Recovery Day to help reduce the stigma associated with addiction and to celebrate those in recovery. Part of the special day included a pre-game recovery walk. Former baseball superstar in recovery Dwight “Doc” Gooden, pictured above, also made an appearance. Here are Recovery Day thoughts from Scott Theurer, member…

“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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