• Evening 1
    November 23, 2019
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • 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.

Logo for Lancaster County Joining Forces logo states "Coordinating efforts to reduce deaths due to opioids" in purple and turquoise

Strength comes in numbers. That’s the concept behind Lancaster County Joining Forces, a collection of organizations and individuals working to save lives and help neighbors who are struggling with addiction. This fall, as part of the fight against the opioid crisis, Joining Forces coordinated efforts among several organizations and coalitions to host a three-part educational…

A plastic model of a brain- the skull translucent- stands in a public place

People struggling with substance abuse were once, and sometimes still are, judged harshly. Today, we know addiction is a disease, just as cancer, diabetes and other common ailments are. The National Institute of Drug Abuse, respected institutions like the American Medical Association and studies published in notable publications all define addiction as a disease. According…

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“Fentanyl overdose survivors require little if any hospital treatment.” Study that sentence carefully. It’s the headline of an article describing results of a recently published Canadian study. Further on, the article states, “75 per cent of the fentanyl overdose patients were classified as “low-risk” upon arrival.” Compass Mark recognizes addiction as a medial disease; as…

A plastic model of a brain- the skull translucent- stands in a public place

The brain disease of addiction was described way back in the 1700’s by Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence from Philadelphia. It was declared a disease by the American Medical Association (AMA) in 1965. Modern brain research gets better all of the time, and has identified how four parts of the…

Working in the helping professions isn’t easy. Doing so during an addiction epidemic is harder still. If hope doesn’t prevail, we cannot continue. Interventions for addiction fall along a continuum- from health promotion and prevention to treatment and finally, long-term support for recovery. We’d like to share hope today, and we find it at every…

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