It’s common for people who have experienced the addiction of a loved one to want to help others. In 2018, the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) the credentialing body for professionals in the behavioral and community health fields, created an opportunity for adults who have been directly impacted by another person’s substance use disorder to do…


  • Morning Workshop
    February 11, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

We typically help individuals with a substance use disorder by addressing biopsychosocial factors. To assist with the healing of the “bio” factors, professionals need to understand the physiological changes that have occurred to the brain.Largely through comparative brain scans, science has greatly increased our understanding of these physiological changes and their impacts.

A coloful eagle stretches along the hall of a middle school. It's feathers are made up of indivual cut-outs with inspirational words written by the kids.

Compass Mark’s dedicated teams work to fulfill the mission to prevent addiction through education, skill-building, and community mobilization. Lauren Krebs, Youth Leadership Advocate I haven’t been here long but I did get to witness Landis Run Intermediate School’s community service project day and it was great. The children started the day by handing out bracelets…


  • Morning Workshop
    January 14, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Recovery is normally viewed as the responsibility of the person with the addiction, but the goal should be familial and community recovery as well. We will examine the factors that make sustainability more likely and how our communities can and should regard the process as a vital part of societal health and wellness.


  • 1-Day Event
    January 9, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This entry level course provides information on topics such as models of addiction, bio-psycho-social aspects of addiction, characteristics of common drugs of abuse, signs of intoxication and withdrawal, treatment philosophy, methods of intervention, types of treatment and use of pharmacotherapy in treatment.


  • Evening 2
    February 22, 2020
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Evening 3
    May 23, 2020
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Evening 4
    August 22, 2020
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Evening 5
    November 28, 2020
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The addiction & recovery masses at Saint James are oriented toward hope and confidence in the abundance of God’s grace for those who have journeyed, or may be journeying, through the isolation and darkness of addiction.

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…

Event Phone: 7172992831


  • MU Student Learning Unit
    November 13, 2019
    9:45 am - 11:45 am

Millersville University students are invited to attend this FREE, two-hour learning unit: Molecular Adventures in the Brain with Alcohol & Cannabis + Q&A with speaker Tom Hagan

Positive Change Conference Addiction Services

Event Phone: 7172992831


  • Full-Day Event: MU Students/Faculty/Staff
    November 13, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:15 pm

The Millersville University community is invited to this year’s event, which will bring conference-goers up to date on addiction topics that are rapidly changing–locally, regionally and nationally–including impacts of new marijuana and gambling laws, and the rise of vaping, and will leave with effective interventions in their tool belts.

Positive Change Conference Addiction Services

Event Phone: (717) 299-2831


  • 1-Day Event
    November 13, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:15 pm

This year’s theme, Tackling Addiction Trends, will allow conference-goers to get up to date on addiction topics that are rapidly changing–locally, regionally and nationally–including impacts of new marijuana and gambling laws, and the rise of vaping, and will leave with effective interventions in their tool belts.

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