The Lancaster County Recovery Alliance (LCRA) Annual Recovery Walk and Rally will be held Sunday, August 28th at Clipper Magazine Stadium. The event has been coined as a celebration of people in recovery. Hear inspirational stories from people in addiction recovery, do yoga, create something at our sign-making station, listen to music, and more! The…

Alcohol is a pervasive part of American society. From social media to social events and every point in between, it seems virtually impossible to find environments that aren’t infiltrated by alcohol references or actual drinking behavior. So where does that leave the 30% of American adults who don’t drink alcohol at all?

National Prevention Week is May 15-21, 2016. It’s a time to call the Lancaster community together to boost public awareness about mental health and substance abuse issues as well as spread the message that addiction prevention is possible.

Scorn. Blame. Rejection. People in recovery from substance abuse disorders are subjected to the stigma that comes with their experiences. That isolation–from people and services–makes it harder for a person to maintain long-term recovery. So how can the Lancaster community empower those in recovery to stay in recovery?

On September 6th, the Lancaster Barnstormers hosted Recovery Day to help reduce the stigma associated with addiction and to celebrate those in recovery. Part of the special day included a pre-game recovery walk. Former baseball superstar in recovery Dwight “Doc” Gooden, pictured above, also made an appearance. Here are Recovery Day thoughts from Scott Theurer, member…

Americans are significantly more likely to have negative attitudes toward drug-addicted people than those with mental health conditions, according to a study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researchers found:

“My brother George P. Gauthier lost his battle with addiction 5/28/15. He was 44 years old. He was so intelligent and creative and funny. He struggled with alcohol from the time he was in his early 20’s…” So begins an obituary written by Gauthier’s sister. It’s one example of a recent trend to be open in…

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