• Morning Workshop
    July 9, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This training provides basic education and insight into the brain disease of addiction and the process of addiction recovery. It will look at how both addiction and the recovery process are directly related to the brain and its biological components. Brain scans of addicted brains will be reviewed to gain a better understanding of the destructive nature of addiction, and attendees will learn about the healing that takes place during the long-term process of recovery.


  • Day 1
    May 14, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 2
    May 15, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 3
    May 16, 2019
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This conference will explore emerging issues in substance abuse and problem gambling prevention, treatment and recovery through engaging speakers; networking opportunities; and enlightening workshops on a variety of topics including opioid abuse, addiction prevention, therapies and recovery process.


  • Day 3
    June 14, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sometimes the very thing we think we should do is the very thing we should not be doing with loved ones struggling with addiction. Find out why. These three learning and fellowship series offers help and hope for family members and individuals impacted by addiction and its effects.


  • 1-Day Event
    June 18, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Please join the DUI Council of Lancaster County, along with the Lancaster Drug and Alcohol Commission, and Compass Mark for our 28th Annual Lancaster County DUI Awareness Conference. Register today! Space is limited.


  • 1-Day Event
    November 1, 2019
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This free event by Melissa Callahan, CRNP, offers 5.5 CEUs. More information to be announced.


  • Morning Workshop
    November 12, 2019
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This 3-hour Ethics training for addiction professionals fulfills the re-certification requirements for the PCB.

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…

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