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Compass Mark’s mission is to prevent addiction through education, skill-building, and community mobilization.   On Monday, October 7th, Compass Mark hosted two of the original Freedom Writers, Tony Becerra, and Cynthia Ray, to share their stories with our community. The night was filled with messages of inspiration, empowerment, and resiliency. We celebrated both the 20th…

Forty-five Pennsylvania Centers of Excellence (COE) will soon be available throughout the state to ensure opioid-addicted people receive the best possible treatment and aftercare in their communities.

Women are now drinking almost as much alcohol as men, shifting a consumption trend that has persisted for at least a century, according to a new study. Historically, men have been up to twice as likely to drink as women. What’s more, men have been more than three times as likely to experience alcohol-related problems,…

The Lancaster, PA community gathered to celebrate addiction recovery during the annual Recovery Walk and Rally at Clipper Magazine Stadium on August 28, 2016. The event featured main speaker Tim Stoddard, founder of SoberNation,  a nationwide resource center and online community for those in recovery. Other attendees shared their stories of addiction and recovery as…

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…

How do you turn stigma into law? PA House Representative Bryan Barbin seems to have hit on the solution with three proposed bills that would redirect money from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement to what he believes are measures to reduce opioid abuse.

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?

“People are not comfortable saying publicly ‘I survived.” At least they’re not when it comes to addiction, according to Amy Sechrist, certified prevention specialist at Compass Mark and member of the Lancaster County Recovery Alliance (LCRA). The LCRA is launching efforts to remove that stigma and transform how our community helps addicted people maintain long-term…

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