Big brands that produce alcohol and tobacco products have seemingly unlimited marketing budgets. Watch TV, use the internet and social media, or just drive down the street and you’re exposed to content that makes smoking and drinking seem cool, or just ‘what people do.’ Try as they might, parents can’t shield children from all of…

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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