Equine Assisted Therapy at NJ Farm Helping Recovering Addicts

“When the patients go back to Livengrin for their psychotherapy, it’s changing the way they’re communicating. It gives them confidence and it’s a confidence they’re going to need when they go back to their lives and their jobs and families,” Scott Blacker of the Livengrin Foundation said.

WHYY Voices in the Family

The news can sound dire. Opioid addiction is ruining families and taking lives at an ever increasing rate. In this roundtable discussion, Dr. Gottlieb brings together Livengrin Board member Bruce Murray and wife Ginny, a clinician, researcher, family members and individuals in recovery to go beyond the headlines and look at what is working to read more

Penn Medicine and Livengrin announce partnership

Penn Medicine & Livengrin Announce Partnership

Livengrin is pleased to announce the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) as its newest clinical training partner. With this new partnership, Livengrin will be participating in a ground-breaking program in clinical training for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), who will be learning how to provide the highest quality care for patients struggling with […]

Congressman Bob Brady visits Livengrin Foundation in support of drug and alcohol addiction recovery and treament

U.S. Congressman Bob Brady Tours Livengrin

On July 1st, U.S. Congressman Bob Brady (D-Pa.) toured Livengrin’s residential facility and learned about our various programs and initiatives. A champion of social issues throughout his 17-year career in the House of Representatives, Brady pledged to do whatever he can to assist Livengrin with growing and improving our programs to ensure that we reach […]

Livengrin in Philadelphia Inquirer on Donovan McNabb DUI Arrest

Livengrin on Donovan McNabb DUI Arrest

McNabb arrest shines light on repeat DUIs Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2015, 8:44 PM Last month, for the second time in 18 months, former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was arrested in Arizona for driving under the influence. According to police investigators, McNabb was caught driving with a blood-alcohol concentration of […]

Jim Nestor, Michael Parmenter and Mike Yaeger of Livengrin's First Responders Addiction Treatment visited Oso to speak with those affected by the mudslide

Livengrin’s First Reponders Travel to Oso

Three retired first responders who now work with communities struck by tragedy visited Arlington, Oso and Darrington to share advice with people affected by last year’s deadly Oso mudslide. Jim Nestor, Michael Parmenter and Mike Yaeger are giving four private presentations, three for first responders and one for families. The speakers also are meeting with people […]

Livengrin Foundation's annual Ride for Recovery is a motorcycle and bicycle poker run which supports recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism

Ride for Recovery 11 Registration Opens

The Ride for Recovery is an annual motorcycle poker run and family picnic which raises awareness and funds to provide treatment to those in need. This year the Ride for Recovery will take place on May 31, 2015. The motorcycle poker run will begin at 9:00AM. Bicycle ride registration starts promptly at 7:00AM. The family […]

First Responders Addiction Treatment Program Director Andy Callaghan talks addiction, trauma, and PTSD with Philadelphia Daily News

FRAT Director Andy Callaghan On Philadelphia Daily News

Two decades later, Andy Callaghan, a 25-year veteran police sergeant, still can’t forget the sound of the bullet whizzing by his ear. It was winter 1995. As he had done dozens – maybe even hundreds – of times, he geared up to serve a warrant, this time in Southwest Philadelphia. He knew that facing gunfire […]

Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Philadelphia honors Livengrin and Board Member

AFP Honors Livengrin & Board Member

On Friday, October 14, Bruce and Ginny Murray of Livengrin’s Alex Murray Intensive Care (AMICare) Program were honored as Outstanding Fundraising Volunteers for 2014 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Greater Philadelphia Chapter. AFP’s National Philanthropy Day Luncheon was held at the beautiful Sheraton Downtown in Center City where several involved in philanthropy were honored along […]

PHL17's Steve Highsmith talks with Denise Leckerman, Ryan Roth and Kelly O’Brien, recovery addiction advocates with the Livengrin Foundation on In Focus

PHL17’s Steve Highsmith In Focus with Livengrin Foundation

Steve Highsmith talks with Denise Leckerman, Ryan Roth and Kelly O’Brien, addiction recovery advocates with the Livengrin Foundation, of Bucks and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania. Livengrin was established in the 1960’s as a nonprofit serving people recovering from alcohol and drug abuse. Denise talks about how she and her husband have begun a fund in their […]

The Leigh Leckerman Scholarship Fund changed the course of O’Brien’s life. The fund assists those in need to attend Livengrin Foundation in Bensalem

Leigh Leckerman Scholarship Fund Helped Conquer Addiction

Cape May County Herald | People | Mon, 12/01/2014 – 3:42 pm | By Heather Burns OURT HOUSE – Kelly O’Brien could have been anyone. She could have been sunbathing on a blanket next to anyone while summering at her family’s beach house. She could have been serving someone an ice cream cone on the boardwalk. […]

Timothy Geithner is Livengrin's guest of honor for the 48th anniversary celebration

Livengrin’s 48th Anniversary Celebration with Special Guest of Honor: Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

Livengrin Foundation is holding its 48th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, October 30. Proceeds benefit Livengrin’s First Responders Addiction Treatment Program (FRAT), which reaches out to police, firefighters, emergency personnel and combat veterans.  Each month 12 to 15 Iraq and Afghanistan war combat veterans come to the doors of Livengrin Foundation seeking addiction treatment, but have no […]

Cough syrup abuse led Bristol Twp. teen to stab grandmother

Livengrin’s Dr. William Lorman on Cough Syrup Abuse in Courier Times

By Jo Ciavaglia | Twitter: @jciavaglia | Bucks County Courier Times | Posted: Monday, August 4, 2014 n the days before he allegedly stabbed his grandmother, Dylan Campbell thought he was a god. He also believed that someone was trying to hurt his family. He’d get down on all fours and rock. He started hyperventilating. He was […]

Philadelphia Eagles honor Livengrin and Board Member Steve Leckerman with 2014 Community Quarterback Award

Philadelphia Eagles Honor Livengrin and Board Member Steve Leckerman with the 2014 Community Quarterback Award

Courtesy PhiladelphiaEagles.com | Posted: Mar 17, 2014   The Philadelphia Eagles and Teva Pharmaceuticals named the finalists for the 2014 Community Quarterback Awards, which recognizes individuals who exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving the communities in which they live through volunteerism. The Eagles and Teva award $100,000 in grants to the nonprofits served by the 11 […]

Killer heroin may be something else

Experts: ‘killer heroin’ may be something else

By Jo Ciavaglia – staff writer Bucks County Courier Times | Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:00 pm The so-called “Killer Heroin,” which is blamed for a string of recent overdoses in Bucks County, may contain little — if any — actual heroin. Instead, it could be all fentanyl, posing a greater risk for users since […]

NBC10's Keith Jones talks to Livengrin Foundation for Addiction Recovery Dr. William Lorman about the Bucks County heroin epidemic.

Out of Control Bucks Co. Heroin Epidemic

A new initiative to fight the heroin epidemic begins in Bucks County Friday. NBC10’s Keith Jones has the story and visited Livengrin Foundation where he spoke with Vice President for Clinical Services – Dr. William Lorman. Click here to see the video.

NBC10 Philadelphia spoke to Livengrin's webmaster and others about prescription pill addiction.

Solving Opioid Addiction Crisis: No Silver Bullet

With the non-medical use of opioid drugs reaching epidemic levels in the United States, medical officials are discussing the many things needed to help stem the problem. Heroin and prescription drug use in the Philadelphia area are approaching record highs. NBC10’s Lu Ann Cahn spoke to experts and a recovering drug addict, Livengrin’s Ryan Roth, […]


Nurses Lifeline: The Country’s Leading Treatment Program for Nurses

Alcohol and drug dependency affect as many as 15% of our nation’s nurses. Hear their real stories and discover Nurses Lifeline, an addiction treatment program designed just for nurses. Learn how their unique needs, job pressures and special place in the community are addressed with confidentiality.

Livengrin featured on Tempo for treatment of prescription pill addiction and rehab.

Livengrin featured on “Tempo: Teens & Drugs”

Livengrin counselors offer their input on teen addiction and the difficult battle faced by those fighting drug and alcohol addiction. This segment was featured on a recent “Teens & Drugs” episode of the PBS 39 series, “Tempo”.


The Health Care “Middle Ground” on Decriminalization

Livengrin Foundation encourages communication and education on addiction issues. Both our YouTube page and overall mission are health care-oriented and the Foundation reserves the right to edit or delete public comments that express political or cultural, rather than healthcare, views. A veteran Livengrin counselor provides the treatment perspective on the evolving cultural and legal shifts […]

Garret Reid's death proves drug and alcohol addiction can touch all persons lives.

Addiction Can Happen to Anyone

In the fall of 2012, an autopsy confirmed the drug-related death of the son of an NFL coach. It’s unfortunate that awareness about addiction issues arises in the public square due to a death or other tragedy involving someone with a degree of celebrity. When that happens, Livengrin is often called upon to provide perspective […]


Educating the Public’s Perceptions

Two men who had been treated for drug addiction lost their lives in the late summer of 2012. One was an unknown, regular young adult. The other, the son of an NFL coach with a level of celebrity. In both cases, they had returned to drugs that overpowered their defenses. Livengrin is often called upon […]