Opioid Initiative

Hope is Dope

Join us as we discover a revolutionary approach to the understanding, treatment, and successful recovery of opioid addiction.  We are not winning the war on drugs using fear and negative energy.  Hope is Dope offers a fresh and optimistic approach to healing.  Using science and easily understood analogies from the text “Hope is Dope” by Steve Treu, this class provides insights into an alternative treatment plan that offers a clear pathway to recovery.

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Veterans in Recovery: Hope is Dope

This 4-class series is open to all veterans in recovery. Author and Licensed Professional Counselor Steve Treu will explain how to naturally activate the brain's reward pathways previously impacted by substance or alcohol use. You will learn science-based and spiritual-based tools to advance your recovery. This training will be held on Tuesday, May 28th, June 4th, 11th, and 18th from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1MH011 at the Abie Abraham VA Clinic 353 North Duffy Road, Butler, PA 16001

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4-Hour Professional Training: Hope is Dope

This training is available in-person or online and is open to all treatment and human service provider employees, Certified Peer and Recovery Specialists, and county agencies and employees. Participants will learn the science behind addiction and the recovery process and how a well-informed and supportive community increases recovery rates. CEU credits are available where applicable.

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Establishing Financial Wellness

Establishing Financial Wellness is a course focused on providing you with the skills necessary to manage your money in ways that will give you peace of mind. This course is intended to provide you with an understanding of balancing your income to expenses through budget management. 

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Hope is Dope: Recovery Community Training

Join us for an inspirational and optimistic look into the latest science that underlies recovery. This class is for those in or seeking recovery, no matter the path you choose. Author and Licensed Professional Counselor Steve Treu delivers this inspirational program offering insights into balancing the brain's reward pathway using physical, mental, and spiritual tools.

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Hope is Dope: Community Series

This Community Series is free and open to the public. This class explores the concepts of addiction and recovery as described in the book Hope is Dope: Achieving Chemical Balance by author and Licensed Professional Counselor Steve Treu.

Cost: Free 

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Hope is Dope Professional Series: Mental Wealth 

As mental health issues such as depression and anxiety continue to be on the rise, the need to understand the brain chemistry of good mental health and how to harness the power of the mind to heal has never been greater. This free class is open to professionals working in social services or any related fields. This two-part series will be held on November 7th and 14th at BC3's Main Campus. Online attendance is available. CEU's are offered.

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Hope is Dope: 10-week program for recovery

This is a two part program that will be scheduled at a later date, TBD. Click the "Get More Info!" button below to stay informed.

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Hope Nights - Free & Open to the Public

Provided by BC3's Opioid Initiative

Hope Nights are free events open to the public aimed at bringing those in recovery and those supportive of recovery together for an evening of fun. 

March through December - View Hope Nights schedule


Instructor: Steve Treu

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 Licensed Professional Counselor and of author of:  Hope is Dope and New Eyes and Quantum Revolution Counseling

Continuing Education Units

For licensed professionals needing CEU’s, “Reset Your Brain: Hope is Dope” provides 6 CEU’s.  Butler County Community College is a Pre-approved Sponsor. 

Community Collaborators 

BC3 would like to thank the following collaborators that support  “Reset Your Brain: Opioid Initiative:


Have questions? Contact us!

Ken Clowes
Community Initiatives Center Assistant
724.287.8711, ext. 8172