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Image: Students in Lions Quest programs receive Q-Bear as a parting gift to remind then of what they’ve learned. Made possible by RKL LLP. The number of Lancaster and Lebanon County residents impacted by Compass Mark’s programs has grown exponentially each year. From 2016-2017 through 2018-2019 alone, the number grew from 96,520 to 220,342 and…

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.

The Obama administration is seeking an additional $1.1 billion from Congress to fight heroin and prescription painkiller abuse, according to The New York Times. Nearly 50% of the new funds would go toward expanding treatment availability. The remaining money would support:

The Extraordinary Give from the Lancaster County Community Foundation is almost here! On Friday, November 20th, the Lancaster community has the opportunity to make our county a safer, healthier place to live. For 24 hours, you can donate to hundreds of organizations—and your gift dollars will be stretched with money from a $300,000 fund. Participating…

American teenagers are smoking cigarettes less–a dramatic drop of up to 64% in recent years, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The recently-released report found that just over 7% of teens smoked cigarettes or cigars in 2013 compared with about 20% in 1997. However the researchers also found

Almost 20% of Americans take some sort of drug daily to relax, according to a recent Gallup Survey. In Pennsylvania, about 22% reported taking a drug each day to affect mood or boost relaxation. The states with the highest levels of daily use were West Virginia (28%), Rhode Island (26%), and Kentucky (25%).

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