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New Alliance Formed to Address Addiction in Lancaster County

May 30, 2015 10:51AM

The Lancaster County Recovery Alliance (LCRA) has been formed by county residents and professionals, with the goals of finding effective, affordable ways to assist individuals and families struggling with addiction, promote a better understanding of addiction and to work together to find new ways to address the many problems caused by addiction, through networking, outreach and brainstorming. The group’s next meeting will be held at 9 a.m., June 22, in the Blair Room at Compass Mark.

Concerns related to addiction include difficulty accessing treatment, ineffective and impersonal treatment approaches, funding issues and the stigma of addiction and how it impacts recovery. LCRA plans to work with other agencies to educate, equip, and empower the community to improve access, affordability and effectiveness of care.

“This is a problem that affects virtually every aspect of our society. Solving this problem requires a comprehensive effort and a thinking outside the box approach,” shares co-founder Jack Pacewicz, a certified addiction counselor, recovery specialist and founder of Empowering for Life, a Leola-based agency that provides addiction support and recovery services.

Meeting location: 630 Janet Ave., Lancaster. For more information, call 717-725-6723 or email [email protected]

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