October 2017 Newsletter

October 10, 2017

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October 2017
News from New Vitae
     
Troncale  

Guest Speaker: Dr. Joseph A. Troncale

On August 10th, New Vitae Wellness Foundation welcomed Dr. Joseph A. Troncale, who provided a fascinating training about trauma and addiction. Approximately 200 local service providers, therapists, community members, and addiction treatment specialists attended the morning's event to discuss the correlation between past traumatic events and ongoing cycles of addiction. Read More...

     
Behavioral Health  

New Vitae Wellness and Recovery Behavioral Health Supports Infographic

When designing a recovery plan, there are a number of team members that can offer support toward wellness. Family and friends, doctors, therapists, medications, or other cutting-edge services can be added with consent to achieve one's recovery goals. Our infographic takes a look at some of these options to create a recovery plan with a variety of helpful supports. Read More...

     
International Overdose Awareness Day  

International Overdose Awareness Day Commemorated

August 31st has been identified as an international day of remembrance that includes education and support for those at risk of overdose and their families. New Vitae Wellness and Recovery participated in a local Overdose Awareness event and provided assistance for those participating in services. Read More...

     
Cape May  

New Vitae Wellness and Recovery's Annual Cape May Trip

Our 33rd annual trip to Cape May, New Jersey and surrounding attractions saw 40 residents and staff visiting beach favorites including the Cape May Zoo, Sunset Beach, Wildwood, and the local lighthouse. The yearly vacation gives residents an opportunity to enjoy the beach and socialize together. Take a quick trip back to summer by looking at our photos! Read More...

     
Todd Barlow  

Director of Addiction Services obtains Pennsylvania licensure

Special congratulations to J. Todd Barlow, who recently obtained his Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) license! In addition to the supports that he provides on a regular basis as the Director of Addiction Services, Todd has been working to develop addiction services for our local community. Read More...

     
Blood Drive  

New Vitae Wellness and Recovery hosts Fall Blood Drive

New Vitae Wellness and Recovery was proud to host our second blood drive on September 11th, 2017! Benefitting the Miller-Keystone Blood Center and commemorating the role of first responders in our community, we were able to collect blood from new and returning donors! Read More...

     
Employee Highlight
     

David BeharHighlight Employee - David Behar, MD

Dr. Behar, New Vitae Wellness and Recovery's Medical Director, has assisted residents with achieving a variety of recovery goals since starting with the organization in April, 2000. Dr. Behar's dedication to current evidence-based practices and his ability to connect with individuals experiencing a long-term period of behavioral health symptoms has resulted in many personal and professional successes throughout his years of service.

Learn more about David Behar, MD.

     
Spotlight: Action Recovery Services
     

Action RecoveryOur Action Recovery Services have expanded to include smaller group residences in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. Offering a variety of treatment options, Action Recovery can specialize care for individuals diagnosed with brain injury or other long-term diagnoses. Action Recovery is able to combine medical, behavioral health, addictive services, and other individualized supports with residential care to achieve personal wellness. Our supports place a strong emphasis on socialization, returning to or learning new vocational skills, and improving physical health.

Learn more about our Action Recovery: Brain Injury Services.

 

 

Did You Know?
     

According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), approximately 25% of Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have shown signs of substance abuse disorder. Several more Veterans could also be diagnosed with behavioral health and/or traumatic brain injuries. New Vitae Wellness and Recovery offers specialized services for Veterans, known as our Veteran Pathways program. Resident Veterans are able to provide peer-to-peer support in addition to participating in services with the Veterans on our staff. To learn more about our Veteran services, please visit our website.

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