What You Learn Could Save A Life

Join us for Free Training Programs 

Are you coming?  What you learn could save a life.  It could be a family member, a friend, a neighbor, a total stranger.  Opioid addiction and substance abuse does not know boundaries.    York County Libraries and the County of York have teamed up to offer an educational series at libraries across the county.  Come learn from experts from York/Adams Drug & Alcohol Commission, The RASE Project,  and Recovery Coaching Associates. All of the programs are free to attend. Simply give the library a quick call to to tell them you are coming so they can plan seating.  

Here is the Roster of Free Courses:

Opioid 101 

Is addiction a disease or a bad behavior? Is it voluntary or involuntary? How do we treat individuals with a substance use disorder? This program will help people gain a better understanding of addiction, its effects and the recovery process. It will examine factors for people who could be at-risk for developing a substance use disorder and give the audience information on available treatment options.

Dec 6, 6-7:30 pm  Spring Grove | Glatfelter Library
Dec 11, 6-7:30 pm Brogue | Collinsville Library
Dec 12, 6-7:30 pm  Dillsburg Area Public Library
 Dec 18, 6-7:30 pm  Shrewsbury | Paul Smith Library
Dec 19, 5:30-7 pm  York City | Martin Library

Narcan 101 

What are the risk factors associated with opioid overdose? How can you prevent an overdose? What are signs and symptoms of an overdose? Also, what to do in the event of an overdose, how to administer Narcan, and more about substance abuse treatment and recovery.

Dec 5, 6-7 pm Stewartstown | Mason-Dixon Library
Dec 6, 6-7 pm Etters | Red Land Community Library
Dec 13, 6-7 pm Red Lion | Kaltreider-Benfer Library
Dec 17, 6-7 pm Spring Grove | Glatfelter Library
Dec 18, 6-7 pm Brogue | Collinsville Library
Dec 19, 6-7 pm Dillsburg Area Public Library
Dec 27, 6-7 pm  Jacobus | Village Library
Jan 29, 2019,  6-7 pm Shrewsbury | Paul Smith Library

Addiction to Recovery: A Family Disease 

As “we” as a community struggle to find ways to address the rising drug epidemic, the family has an important role to play. Recovery Coaching Associates’ Theresa Bagnall and Lisa McDonald will deliver a four-part series that addresses topics which include recognizing the signs and symptoms of use and abuse, choosing treatment options, long-term recovery for the loved one and the family, as well as the family’s involvement in each phase of this continuum. These certified BALM coaches will provide information, resources, and tools that will help families uncover their crucial role in helping their loved one get their life back and healing the family as a whole.  Session 1: Should I be Concerned was held in November at both libraries. 

These programs are free and open to the public.  To sign up, please call the library.

Red Land Community Library in Etters
Mar 6, 2019, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm – Session 2: What Does Recovery Actually Mean
May 1, 2019, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm – Session 3: How to Best Provide Support: Expectations and Boundaries
Sep 4, 2019, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm – Session 4: Life After Rehab – Fresh Eyes

Mason-Dixon Public Library in Stewartstown
Mar 11, 2019, 6 pm – 8 pm – Session 2: What Does Recovery Actually Mean
May 13, 2019, 6 pm – 8 pm – Session 3: How to Best Provide Support: Expectations and Boundaries
Sep 9, 2019, 6 pm – 8 pm – Session 4: Life After Rehab – Fresh Eyes

Call your library for more information