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Delco Area Resource Network (DARN)

The next DARN meeting will take place on Wed. March 14 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Life Works School at Rockbourne Falls, 4 Rockbourne Road, in Clifton Heights. The theme for the session will be Addiction: Effect on Mental Health and Prenatal Health, with speakers from Key Recovery, Crozer’s Center of Excellence EMMA Program and Onward Behavioral Health. See the agenda or email Gerry Gonzalez for more information.

The photo at left was taken at the Dec. DARN meeting at Emergency Management Services.

Not My Child, Not My Problem

Former Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Paul Fletcher and Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun M. “Kat” Copeland are the featured speakers at a town hall meeting on March 24 about addiction.

The program, “Not My Child, Not My Problem,” is sponsored by The Partners for Success Coalition. It is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. at Neumann University’s Community Hall, 1 Neumann Drive, Aston, PA. A question and answer session will follow the speakers’ presentations.

Fletcher pitched for the Phillies from 1993-95 and the Oakland Athletics in 1996. Following his major league career, he developed a severe drinking problem. He sought treatment after his wife divorced him and he attempted suicide.

Fletcher has been sober for nearly five years, and now works as a business development representative for The Treatment Center of the Palm Beaches, an organization that helps people with substance abuse.

Copeland was recently selected to fill the district attorney vacancy. Previously, she served 19 years in the district attorney’s office. In 2002, she was named its chief of drug enforcement and was promoted to deputy district attorney in 2004, where she continued to lead the office’s efforts in drug enforcement and terrorism intelligence. She left the office in 2011 to take a position with the U.S. attorney in Philadelphia.