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NHS Cares speaker series recognizes Family Recovery Month


The New Hope Solebury Cares free speaker series, which recognizes February as Family Recovery Month, hosts guest speaker Dori Dugan, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 in the New Hope-Solebury High School library.

Dugan will tell her family recovery story of survival, strength and hope.

Dugan is a skilled preventionist who has been serving the Bucks County community for 12 years. She works as a primary prevention educator, providing help to adults and students who face numerous critical challenges.

She grew up in an alcoholic home in the Midwest. Both her parents battled addiction. Parentified at a young age, Dugan spent much of her childhood watching over her parents and her only sibling, who suffers from an intellectual disability. An intervention led to recovery for both of her parents while she was in middle school. The alcohol stopped. The recovery will continue forever.

The speaker series is sponsored monthly by New Hope Solebury Cares. NHS Cares is a federally funded, youth-oriented, drug and alcohol prevention organization whose mission is to work together to support a safe, healthy, addiction free community. A coalition meeting will be held immediately following the featured speaker to update the community on NHSC outreach programs and identify what role you can play as a volunteer.

For information, contact Zachary Mahon at