Mercy is a ministry committed to spiritual, as well as practical, support for families suffering from the effects of addiction. We will provide awareness about the disease of addiction, both chemical and process, along with education. We will be available to pray with, listen to, and support anyone who contacts us in a safe and confidential manner. We are not professionals; we are fellow Catholics trying to live as "missionaries of mercy".
Mercy Ministry Events Below
Norristown, PA—The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will participate in Stop Overdoses in PA: Get Help Now Week, a statewide initiative to get the overdose reversal medication naloxone to Pennsylvanians and get help for residents suffering from the disease of opioid-use disorder.
As part of that initiative, the Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, will sponsor a free “Naloxone Day” distribution to the public on Thursday, Dec. 13th. This will be the largest one-day naloxone distribution nationwide.
Although the initiative targets those who cannot or do not wish to procure naloxone from their pharmacy, anyone who feels they can benefit from having a dose of naloxone on hand can participate; those who may have a substance use disorder, their family or friends, or those who may encounter someone in crisis.
WHAT: Free Distribution of Naloxone Kits
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 13th, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Montgomery County Office of Public Health Clinics:
President Trump signed HR6 into law, main components outlined in the link below:
Have you lost a Brother or Sister to Addiction?
Recovery Centers of America at Devon has an expanded campus.
Devon Open House Event Flier
Wednesday, December 5th, 12th, and 19th
Family Support Group Meeting in the Rosemont Auditorium at 7:00pm
Family Groups are designed to meet the needs of those with loved ones who are currently in treatment, are using alcohol and/or drugs in a problematic manner or are in recovery. Our mission is to help ourselves and in turn help others whose loved ones are struggling with addiction. The purpose of these groups is to provide family members a confidential, safe place to find support, education, encouragement and hope on their own path to Recovery for Life. Those 18 years and older are welcome.
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Young Adults Day of Reflection - Ages 21 - 35
Theme: I am Spiritual not Religious
Time: 8:45 - 3:00pm
Location: St Francis Center for Renewal
Behavioral Wellness & Recovery hosts Samantha Hess, MS and The Peacemaker Center to present
Mercy Team Members
Mercy Team Members are willing to take calls on a completely confidential basis.
For more information contact Karen Farley email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
call 610.525.4801 x 202
Family Support Groups
St. Thomas of Villanova Parish Center
Women's 11th step Spirituality Mtg.
Villanova University - Open Meetings
Saturdays 7:00 am & 8:30am
Ongoing Education, Meetings & Events
5 Things You Need to Know About Relapse
Documentary RISKY DRINKING
Wall Street Journal video explaining the dangerous effects of Fentanyl use.
Article about opioid use Sept. 2016
Recent interview with Fr. Bill Hultberg who worked for decades at the Caron Foundation.
Heroin, Stop the Silence, Speak the truth.
Start the Conversation.
MERCY MINISTRY INFORMATION
Pennsylvania Recovery Organization - Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT)
Parity for Mental Health benefits.
Faces & Voices of Recovery – Comprehensive Addiction Resources
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Older Adults and Alcohol Article from the NIAAA
A Members Eye View of Alcoholics Anonymous
4 COMMON RISK FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH TEEN DRUG & ALCOHOL ABUSE
Several decades of research shows that some teens are more at risk for developing a substance abuse problem than other teens. Understanding risk factors is very important when a child with more risk has already experimented with substances or has a problem. Knowing the risk factors will give you a clearer picture of why certain things might have happened and how to get the right kind of treatment.
Family History: Family history of drug or alcohol problems, especially when it is the parent’s history, can place a child at increased risk for developing a problem.
Mental or Behavioral Disorder: If your child has a psychiatric condition like depression, anxiety or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), he or she is more at risk for developing a drug or alcohol problem.
Trauma: Children who have a history of traumatic events (such as witnessing or experiencing a car accident; natural disaster; being a victim of physical or sexual abuse) have been shown to be more at risk for substance use problems later in life.
Impulse Control Problems: Children who frequently take risks or have difficulty controlling impulses are more at risk for substance use problems.
Learn More About Risk Factors:
Time to act. Learn the risk factors.