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…

It can be challenging to figure out how to positively impact your community. This is especially true when the issue you’re looking to help with is drug and alcohol prevention. Compass Mark’s Community Prevention Mobilizer is there to provide opportunities for community members like yourself. So, what does Compass Mark’s Community Prevention Mobilizer do? Christine…

What does the word resilience mean to you? Perhaps it brings to mind the image of a rubber band stretched to a breaking point – and then returning quickly back to its normal shape. Or maybe you think of someone who has experienced repeated life challenges and personal loss – but is able to persistently…

There are a variety of reasons why a young person may begin using alcohol or drugs. While most people don’t actually develop addiction, researchers have identified several major risk factors that may lead to drug or alcohol abuse in teens. Can you recognize them? Think about the children and teens in your life and learn what…

Future Generations isn’t just a program offered by Compass Mark, but an opportunity for participants of all ages to be given tools to change their lives. One Future Generations (FG) participant shared her experience: “FG has given me a second home with an amazing extended family. The relationships I have built through this program have…

October is a month that raises awareness two important issues: mental health and medicine abuse. It can be tough to start a conversation on such serious issues with your loved ones. Compass Mark can help: our Student Skills for Life program empowers participants to navigate their emotions, which can help improve mental health and avoid…

Our community is facing a public health crisis unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Addiction affects every segment of our population: young and old, rich and poor, city dwellers and rural residents. Support of Compass Mark helps us reach those most at risk for addiction and provide them with the skills and resources necessary for…

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