#AddictionAware: Understand the Signs. Reduce the Stigma.

For more than 50 years, the Ellen O’ Brien Gaiser Center has provided critical treatment and support to individuals and families battling addiction. But, we know treatment alone can’t solve the addiction crisis in our community — educational efforts are vital.

That is why we’re proud to launch #AddictionAware, a new educational series led by our Medical Director Dr. C. Thomas Brophy. With years of expertise in addiction medicine, Dr. Brophy is uniquely equipped to inform middle and high school students, parents, educators and community groups about a variety of addiction topics.

Dr. Brophy’s passion for teaching has defined his career and #AddictionAware takes his commitment to education one step further, with tailored presentations that focus on your group’s interests and needs. Topics include:

  • The Neuroscience of Addiction - Neuroplasticity is the brain’s capacity to adjust, learn, change and heal. It’s at the root of addiction – and is the key to recovery.
  • Trends in Substance Abuse - Fentanyl and other synthetic drugs have drastically altered the landscape of addiction.
  • How to use the Neuroscience of Addiction to Your Benefit - Recognizing the signs of substance abuse and knowing how to talk to children about addiction is crucial.

If you are interested in booking Dr. Brophy for your school or community group, email us at addictionaware@gaisercenter.com to get started.


AddictionAware: Understand the Signs. Reduce the Stigma.



The Ellen O’Brien Gaiser Center, a nonprofit organization, is a licensed PA addiction treatment center.
The Gaiser Center has been helping those struggling with addiction find recovery since 1971.

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