Event Phone: 484-651-5654


  • 1-Day Event
    December 7, 2018
    8:45 am - 4:00 pm

The Opioid Epidemic has impacted many lives, with over 2.1 million people suffering from an opioid use disorder and 116 deaths every day from opioid-related overdoses in 2016. Join Caron Treatment Centers and WellSpan/Philhaven for this informative workshop to learn more about what clinicians should know about the opioid-addicted patient and the evidence-based approaches to treating these individuals.


  • 1-Day Event
    December 6, 2018
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This course will address ethical considerations in addiction treatment. In protecting the client, the agency and the counselor from litigation, the counselor must have knowledge and understanding of state and federal laws and regulations governing treatment of the addicted person and the HIV-positive client.

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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…

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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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