Recovery Works!
The mission of Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services is to ensure that quality alcohol and other drug intervention and treatment, as well as alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention programs are provided for citizens in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
The holidays are a very joyful time of year with friends and loved ones.
However, the holidays can also be a very stressful time, too.

Safeguard your recovery this holiday season by engaging with your local recovery
community, taking time for yourself, and checking out Hazelden Betty Ford
Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services Recognizes:
Parent's Who Host, Lose the Most

Parents Who Host, Lose the Most is an environmental campaign which focuses on educating the community around the health and safety risks associated with underage drinking. The campaign also increases awareness on underage drinking laws that affect individuals as well as the community.

To learn more about the campaign, or to get involved, click here .
Managing Your Recovery
During the Holidays
The PRO-ACT organization has coordinated several events taking place during the holiday season. Please see below.

Topic discussion group that supports multiple pathways to recovery, held in
Coatesville at Samara House.
Every Thursday of each week

If someone you love has a substance use problem, attend this group to learn
more about addiction, impact on the family, next steps, and much more.
First three Wednesdays of each month. Next program will begin January.

Also, during the holiday season, be sure to continue regular
attendance, or even double up on 12 Step Meetings!

Save the Date!

Community News, Events, and Trainings

A live, online sibling support group which is professionally facilitated to help
surviving siblings navigate sibling loss.
The group meets the second Tuesday each month.

Held the second Wednesday of each month. For ages 18+.
Exton Community Baptist Church, 114 E. Swedesford Rd, Exton, Pa 19341

Monday Nights beginning September 9th
6:30pm and ends at 8:00pm 
101 Phoenixville Pike, Malvern, Pa 19355
Wednesday Nights beginning September 4th
6:30pm and ends at 8:00pm 
101 Phoenixville Pike, Malvern, Pa 19355

Every Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Samara House, 423 Lincoln Hwy E., Coatesville, PA 19320
All recovery pathways welcome.

The 501(c)3 organization is dedicated to Kacie Erin Rumford, her memory, her love of all of us and her desire to change this world to be a better place to live … from her family and friends who love her.

Held 1st and 3rd Tuesday's of each month.
2 Station Way Road, Chadds Ford, Pa (Across from Hank's Place)

First three Wednesday's in September
Malvern, Pa
*Call for more information

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Family Member Resource Tool Kit
Finding support for substance use and related issues can be challenging. This Resource Guide, developed by the Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services’ Advisory Council, was created to guide you in connecting to the services needed. Compiled with the assistance of individuals and family members who have lived experience as well as representatives from recovery and treatment organizations, the guide includes resources for every step of the treatment and recovery journey. Our hope is that it will help you, your loved one and your family, find support healing and the rewards of sustained recovery for each person and family member impacted. Click Here to Download the Tool Kit
Know Someone Who Needs
Help with Addiction?

Addiction affects families, friends, employers, and everyone around the individual but it can be treated and people can live a life of recovery. If you or someone you know needs help in dealing with their addiction there is hope, please call Pennsylvania addictions hotline at 1 – 800 – 662 – 4357 (HELP) or for more information go online .
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