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4th Annual Conversation Forum

Rick Shugart, MFT, was our guest presenter at the 4th Annual Conversation Forum, which brought 120 participants to the Horsham Community Center on a cold January night. We featured a panel of two young adults in recovery from substance misuse, parents of a young person in recovery, and a young adult whose concern about his [...]

By | January 28th, 2015|History|0 Comments

National Night Out

Be a Part of the Conversation participates in "National Night Out," an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. We present a "Mock Teen Bedroom" which puts on display some items that parents might not realize are indications of drug or alcohol use. [...]

By | August 5th, 2014|History|0 Comments

Prescription Drug Abuse with Thomas McLellan, Ph.D.

Be a Part of the Conversation was honored to host Thomas McLellan, Ph.D. for a public discussion about a vital and timely topic: “How Can We Stop the Nation’s Fastest Growing Drug Problem?” On March 18, 2014, Dr. McLellan delivered a fascinating presentation, illuminating the progressive and accelerated use of prescription drugs in [...]

By | March 18th, 2014|History|0 Comments

3rd Annual Conversation Forum

The 3rd Annual Conversation Forum featured a panel of three young adults in recovery from substance abuse, and three (unrelated) parents whose children have struggled with addiction. The panel shared what they have learned about the effects of substance use on young people and the toll that it takes on family members who feel powerless to stop [...]

By | January 28th, 2014|History|0 Comments

Christopher Kennedy Lawford

Christopher Kennedy Lawford spoke to an engaged audience of more than 100 participants on October 24, 2013 On October 24, 2013, the bestselling author, Christopher Kennedy Lawford shared insights about his life in recovery, and lead a lively conversation focusing on reducing stigmas about addiction, and supporting recovery. He also shared his thoughts about parenting, [...]

By | October 24th, 2013|History|0 Comments

“Don’t Be an Ostrich!”

Debra Delp, LPN, an experienced addiction counselor and certified nurse, presented an educational and open discussion about teenage substance abuse on Thursday, October 3, 2013. Standing next to an astounding array of drug paraphernalia and illuminating photographs, Deb educates parents and other concerned adults about some of the trends in substance use, as well as [...]

By | October 3rd, 2013|History|0 Comments

A Conversation About Heroin

Late in the summer of 2013, four young adults in the Hatboro-Horsham community died from heroin overdoes within a two-month period. Members of Be a Part of the Conversation felt that action must be taken to address this troubling epidemic. The former Hatboro-Horsham students who passed away, ranging in ages 18 to 23, were dearly [...]

By | September 30th, 2013|History|0 Comments