The mission of BCDAC, Inc. is to promote healthy individuals, families and communities, eliminate the misuse, abuse and/or addiction to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and support those in recovery from addiction.
As the state and locally designated SCA for alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, our agency will ensure the provision of a comprehensive and balanced continuum of quality prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery services for Bucks County.
This is a particularly challenging time for our loved ones who are struggling with addiction to opioids and/or stimulants.
We talked with treatment professionals and Bucks County officials about the impact of opioid and/or stimulant use disorders on parents and other loved ones. Together we addressed the intersection of addiction and the COVID-19 pandemic, while providing support for families.
Ana Rosado is a licensed social worker who has been working with individual with a substance use or a co-occurring diagnosis for over 20 years. She is the Clinical Director for the Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc. and for Bucks County Drug Court. As a Clinical Director for both programs, she focuses on collaboration with treatment providers, criminal justice system and other stake holders to ensure Bucks County residents receive quality care.
Chris White is the Approval of Care Clinical Supervisor for Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc. He is licensed professional counselor who has worked with individuals with substance use/co-occurring disorders for the past 15 years.
Chris has been with BCDAC for 3 years, working with treatment providers to ensure the treatment and funding is available for individuals without insurance or those who are under-insured. Chris supervises a great team of 3 highly talented individuals that keeps AOC running efficiently. Chris focuses on maintaining constant communication and collaboration with treatment providers and individuals seeking treatment.
Micki is a Certified Recovery Specialist and a Certified Family Recovery Specialist, and also the co-owner of Emilie House Sober Living homes, located in Levittown PA. Micki is a person in long-term recovery who has been working with individuals and families in the Bucks County area since 2001. She is one of the members of the BCDAC’s Family Connect Program, which connects families in recovery to other families who have been through similar situations and also to support groups and community resources. She previously served as a board member of the Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission for 6 years, and also serves as a board member for the Bucks County Crimestoppers, and as a BPAIR Navigator. (Bucks Police Assisting in Recovery)
Micki works with men and women in early recovery, helping them to get connected to 12-Step Programs and to community resources in order to help them achieve sobriety.
Our panel of presenters will discuss the current trends surrounding stimulant/psychostimulant use. We’ll address related risk factors and warning signs, focusing on populations that are particularly at risk. We will also explore the trajectory of initiation via prescribed stimulants (such as Adderall, Dexedrine, Concerta) and their misuse, as well as the use of illicit stimulants, including cocaine, crack cocaine, crystal meth and some club drugs.