• Day 1
    October 1, 2019
    12:00 am
  • Day 2
    October 2, 2019
    12:00 am

The Pennsylvania Opioid Command Center is sponsoring a Summit to provide an opportunity to engage a broad range of stakeholders with a role in combating the opioid crisis.

Event Phone: (717) 824-3310


  • 1-Day Event
    August 31, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

quip religious leaders (both clergy and laity) with information to take the next steps in developing a congregational prevention and recovery support team ministry run by lay leaders.


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

Speaker- therapist John Lehman, MA. More details to come- note that this training is 3 hours, starting at 9am!


  • Evening Event
    August 19, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Provides an overview of the drug problem in our country. It is also designed to help individuals/families (especially those dealing with addicted loved ones) to more clearly understand the nature of addiction, its effect on the addicted, and its effect on the family and friends of the addicted.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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