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  • Virtual Day One
    October 21, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Virtual Day Two
    October 22, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Virtual Day Three
    October 23, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This workshop via Zoom will provide an overview of how to effectively provide support to family members coming to you for advice about their loved ones with substance use disorder (SUD) or any form of addiction. Training includes the role of peers in recovery, how to listen, what to say to encourage recovery, how to grow trust and provide support a well as self-care and boundaries.


  • In-Person Workshop
    October 31, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Has a congregational member asked you for help for a loved one struggling with addiction, but you weren’t sure what to do? Have you wanted to address alcohol and drug abuse prevention for youth and parents in your congregation but didn’t know where to start? GOAL Project will come alongside you to train, equip, and sustain an addiction prevention and recovery ministry so that you feel more confident in knowing what to say and do to help bring healing and wellness to your local community.


  • Virtual Day One
    September 24, 2020
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Virtual Day Two
    September 25, 2020
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Virtual Day Three
    September 26, 2020
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

NAADAC invites addiction & recovery professionals to attend the Virtual 2020 Annual Conference: Learn, Connect, Succeed, from September 24 – 26, 2020 right from your home or office!

Compass Mark's logo with the tagline "Science-Based Addiction Prevention"

Compass Mark’s mission is to prevent addiction through education, skill-building, and community mobilization.   On Monday, October 7th, Compass Mark hosted two of the original Freedom Writers, Tony Becerra, and Cynthia Ray, to share their stories with our community. The night was filled with messages of inspiration, empowerment, and resiliency. We celebrated both the 20th…

Recovery Month Celebrates Healing and Thriving Imagine having an illness that is often fatal, but can be recovered from—a highly stressful situation. Now imagine the general public not only believes that recovery is impossible but also blames you for having this illness. Beliefs are powerful, and can determine whether an illness is secret or shared;…

Opioid abuse has garnered plenty of attention lately—with good reason. However, it’s also important for the Lancaster and Lebanon communities to stay aware of the risks associated with other drugs, including cocaine.

The Lancaster, PA community gathered to celebrate addiction recovery during the annual Recovery Walk and Rally at Clipper Magazine Stadium on August 28, 2016. The event featured main speaker Tim Stoddard, founder of SoberNation,  a nationwide resource center and online community for those in recovery. Other attendees shared their stories of addiction and recovery as…

What’s in a word? Quite a bit, especially if you’re a person in recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. A person labeled as a “junkie” may have a harder time maintaining recovery when they feel like they’ve been publicly branded by their fellow community members. Mental Health America, a nonprofit focused on…

How do you turn stigma into law? PA House Representative Bryan Barbin seems to have hit on the solution with three proposed bills that would redirect money from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement to what he believes are measures to reduce opioid abuse.

Alcohol is a pervasive part of American society. From social media to social events and every point in between, it seems virtually impossible to find environments that aren’t infiltrated by alcohol references or actual drinking behavior. So where does that leave the 30% of American adults who don’t drink alcohol at all?

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