PRO-ACT to reprise 12 Steps for All workshop
Cathie C | 12.29.2011
PRO-ACT will offer its popular one-day "12 Steps for All" workshop on Jan. 14, 2012. The program is free and open to all participants who are interested in this self-development process.
PRO-ACT REPRISES SUCCESSFUL “12 STEPS FOR ALL” WORKSHOP
Program for change is not just for individuals in recovery from substance use disorders
Philadelphia, Pa.— Dec. 29, 2011 — PRO-ACT announces that it is offering a free “12 Steps for All” workshop on Sat., Jan. 14, from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the PRO-ACT Recovery Training Center, 444 N. Third St., Suite 307.
“This workshop is always popular,” said Sean E. Brinda, MSW, CCDP Diplomate, PRO-ACT’s senior peer services coordinator. “It’s a great program for anyone who is interested in living a vibrant, active spiritual life, It doesn’t matter whether you suffer from addiction or not.”
In the 75 years since a group of recovering alcoholics introduced the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), more than 300 groups have adopted the steps as a way to help their members recover from alcohol, drug, food, sex, gambling or a variety of other addictions. The principles have helped countless individuals transform their lives, and the benefits are not limited to individuals in recovery. The original wording of AA’s 12th step suggested that members share the spiritual principles with others, “especially alcoholics,” not “other alcoholics.”
The one-day workshop will show how anyone can apply the 12 Steps to their life. Participants will go through the 12 Steps with a sponsor—someone who has already gone through the process. The instructor is James McGovern, author of Twelve Steps to Change a World. A Philadelphia native, McGovern works as a drug and alcohol counselor. He holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University and a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
The workshop is approved for six hours of Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) credits. The board is a private, non-profit corporation that offers voluntary state-level credentialing to the substance-abuse and other behavioral health professionals. Funding for the program is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs through the Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Inc.
The workshop is free. Pre-registration is required. To register, call Sean Brinda or Cheryl Poccia 215-923-1661. For information, visit www.proact.org.
PRO-ACT is a grassroots organization with initiatives in public education, policy advocacy and recovery support. PRO-ACT received the 2009 Joel Hernandez “Voice of the Recovery Community” Award from Faces & Voices of Recovery recognizing the outstanding recovery community organization of the year. The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc., which hosts PRO-ACT, is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide resources and opportunities to reduce the impact of addiction and to improve related health issues for the communities of southeastern Pennsylvania. The Council is a PCB Approved Provider and an affiliate of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, serving southeastern Pennsylvania.
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