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Family Education Program

Fifty percent of American lives are impacted by the addiction of a family member

When someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol, the disease affects the entire family. They need information and support and the Family Education Program is a place for them to turn. The program helps individuals and families recognize and address addiction problems in a spouse, parent, child or a loved one.

Facilitated by trained volunteers who have been through the same situation, this information and education-support program gives the participants the tools they need to address addiction in the family constructively and begin their own process of healing and recovery. The program covers:

- Week I: Understanding Addiction

- Week 2: Impact on the Family

- Week 3: Developing Your Next Steps

 There is no participation fee but pre-registration is required. To register call weekdays 9am through 5pm, 800-221-6333 or register online.   

PRO-ACT launched its first Family Program in 2001 in Bucks County. The group has served over 3,000 families throughout the Delaware Valley. There are eight locations - Bristol, Colmar, Media, Pottstown, North Philadelphia, Northern Liberties, Northeast Philadelphia and West Chester. If you are interested in training to be a volunteer facilitator email Stephen Osborne.

Anna Straw Initiative

Monday nights, starting Feb. 2, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

The program is offered in four two-hour sessions and will be ongoing. The focus will be on addiction as a disease, family impact and rehabilitation, developing a support network and how and when to use Nalaxone (to reverse the life-threatening effects of opiate overdose).

Location:  The Presbyterian Church of Deep Run at 16 Irish Meetinghouse Road, Bedminster Township.

The Council's Family Education Program is also offered in other Bucks locations and in neighboring counties.

To register for the program in Bucks or surrounding counties, call: 1-800-221-6333.


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