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A Regional Response to the Opioid Crisis

Approximately 400 people gathered at Temple University’s Mitten Hall for an informative and interactive event that included speaker presentations, a panel discussion, and breakout groups for all participants, which were followed by a Q&A with the panel.

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Approximately 300 people attended the event at Temple University’s Mitten Hall. Participants heard from presenters, as well as a panel of experts.

Six workshops were conducted to provide more in-depth information about the following:

A)  “Ask the Doctors”  |  Do you have questions about pain meds, heroin, addiction or overdose?

B)  “Families in Crisis”  |  Angels in Motion – AIM

C)  “How to Save a Life”  |  Naloxone Training with Prevention Point Philadelphia

D)  “Parents Helping Parents”  |  Parent Support Groups

E)  “Supporting Recovery in Young People”  |  Collegiate and

High School Recovery Schools

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One of six workshops that were conducted after the presentations and panel discussion.

F)  “What is Recovery?”  |  Young People in Recovery

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Treatment providers, service agencies, and other organizations were on hand with helpful materials and resources.

Presenters

Dr. Marsha Zibalese-Crawford, CPH, SSW – Master of Ceremony

Jerry Stahler, PhD, Department of Geography and Urban StudiesTemple University Substance Abuse Research Consortium

Kim Rubenstein, CRS – Executive Director, Be a Part of the Conversation

Panelists

Devin Reaves, MSW, CRS – Panel Moderator

Roland Lamb – Deputy Commissioner, Strategic Planning and Innovation Division, Department of Behavioral Health & Intellectual Disability Services

José Benitez – Executive Director, Prevention Point Philadelphia

Jerry Daley – Executive Director, Philadelphia-Camden High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)

Patty DiRenzo – Parent and Member of the Camden County Addictions Task Force

Lisa Silk, MSW, LCSW – Private Practice Addiction Counselor

Bill Roberts – Regional Parent Support Groups

Special Thanks to our very generous Event Sponsors!

View Videos & Photos of the November 19, 2016 Regional Response to the Opioid Crisis at Temple University.

Below you will find helpful information provided by the event organizers.

National Help Line (SAMHSA) 24/7/365
Opioid Safety and How to Use Naloxone (Montgomery County)
OPIOID/HEROIN REVERSAL (NALOXONE)
Find a Drug Drop-Off Location in Pennsylvania
Find a Drug Drop-Off Location in Philadelphia
For Prescribers: CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids
For Prescribers: Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
The Prescription Opioid Epidemic: An Evidence-Based Approach (Johns Hopkins)
Opioid Addiction 2016 Facts & Figures (ASAM)
View the powerpoint shown on 11/19/2016
View Photos from the November 19 event at Temple University
We would appreciate your feedback about this event

inthenews

Read news stories related to the topic of Opioid Misuse. If you would like to suggest other stories, send an email to info@conversation.zone

Surgeon General Murthy Wants America to Face Up to Addiction
By NPR Staf | WHYY; November 17, 2016

Nearly 50 People Overdosed Thursday in Several Philly Neighborhoods as Police Search for Source
By Vince Lattanzio, NBC 19; November 17, 2016

Clinical Trial for Long-Lasting Injectable Opioid Dependence Treatment Succeeds
By Austen Hufford, Wall Street Journal; November 14, 2016

More Children are Being Poisoned by Prescription Opioids
By Shefali Luthra, NPR; October 31, 2016

Macklemore Shows Harsh Reality of Prescription Drug Abuse in ‘Drug Dealer’ Music Video
By Fox News; October 26, 2016

Prescription Heroin Gets Green Light in Canada
By Susan Scutti, CNN; September 14, 2016

How OxyContin Became America’s Most Widely Abused Prescription Drug
By Harriet Ryan, Lisa Girion and Scott Glover, Los Angeles Times; May 16, 2016

  • www.pchidta.orghidta-logo – is our official website, and where we post information from open-sources and our own assessments of the region’s drug threats, along with links to resources for demand reduction/prevention providers.  We also have a page in the site devoted to heroin & opioid response.
  • www.drugfree.org/heroin – is link to “Heroin & Other Opioids:  From Understanding to Action”, which is hosted by the Partnership for Drug Free Kids, with whom the HIDTA program’s Heroin Response Strategy has partnered to produce & deliver a wealth of information, including a “discussion-starter” animated YouTube video, and a Community Presentation toolkit containing downloadable presentation slides, notes, and handouts.
  • PCHIDTA web-site’s Demand Reduction page:  http://www.pchidta.org/default.aspx/MenuItemID/156/MenuGroup/Home.htm
  • HIDTA Heroin Response Strategy/Partnership for Drug-Free Kids web-site’s “Heroin & Other Opiates:  From Understanding to Action” page:   http://www.drugfree.org/heroin

preventionpoint

 

Learn more about Prevention Point Philadelphia:  LearnMore

Read our brochure about the warning signs and what to do in case of an overdose:  LearnMore

YPR

 

Association of Recovery in Higher Education (http://collegiaterecovery.org/)

Transforming Youth Recovery (transformingyouthrecovery.org)

Association of Recovery Schools (recoveryschools.org)

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