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Malvern Treatment Centers Recovery Center Makes Addiction Presentation to Bishops at the International Catholic Workshop in Dallas

March 8, 2017 — Plymouth Meeting, PA – The Malvern Treatment Centers was invited to be the sole presenter on addiction and the US opioid crisis at the 26th National Catholic Bioethics Center workshop, titled Healing Persons in a Wounded Culture, in Dallas, Texas in February of this year.

Since 1980, the National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC), in collaboration with the Knights of Columbus organizes an annual or biennial workshop for bishops to provide ongoing development of the bishops in bioethical issues which affect their Episcopal ministry. The workshops are attended by bishops from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and the Philippines. The NCBC is based in Philadelphia, PA.

The Malvern Treatment Centers Recovery Center was the sole presenter on addiction at the international workshop. Nicholas Tenaglia, M.D, chairman of the board of directors, Tammy Carter-Tenaglia, PhD, secretary board of directors and Scott Weisenberger, chief executive officer, represented the Malvern Treatment Centers and showed a powerful 30 minute-film on the struggle of addiction entitled, “Lost and Found” to the 200 bishops on February 8, 2017, in an effort to raise awareness of addiction and the opioid crisis.

In the U.S. the opioid epidemic continues with drug overdose deaths nearly tripling between 1999 and 2014, and 61 percent of those 2014 deaths involved an opioid according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 3,500 people died from drug overdoses in Pennsylvania in 2015, a 30 percent increase from the previous year, according to a report from the Pennsylvania State Coroners Association, and opioids like heroin, and or prescription painkillers were present in nearly 60 percent of the overdoses.

At this year’s three-day Healing Persons in a Wounded Culture workshop the NCBC held sessions on Psychological, Surgical and Pharmacological Protocols, Legal Mandates
Surrounding Transgender Issues, Catholic Pastoral and Canonical Responses to Transgenderism, Transgender Issues in Catholic Health Care, Ethics Reviews of Catholic Health Care Institutions, CHISPR and New Biotechnologies, Physician-Assisted Suicide, Pornography: What It Does, Pornography: Can Be Done and Addiction.

About Malvern Treatment Centers: Malvern Treatment Centers founded in 1948, is the region’s oldest private addiction treatment center. A leader in the addiction field, Malvern Treatment Centers is Pennsylvania’s most comprehensive and effective substance abuse treatment centers, offering evidence-based complete continuum of care with a12-step approach for those affected by the disease of addiction. Malvern operates three inpatient detox and rehabilitation centers, as well as six outpatient locations in the suburbs of Philadelphia. We provide patient-focused care through n unrivaled dedication to clinical care and innovative treatment solutions.

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