Embracing the Consequences 2017-05-25T14:15:43+00:00

Monday, June 12, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Montgomery County Intermediate Unit
2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA 19401

Imagine that you, or someone you love, has felt the pain of some really harsh consequences – all because of a substance use disorder. Is it possible to move forward, heal, and find hope?

Join us as we find ways to “embrace the consequences”

• While punishment is never preferred over treatment, can consequences such as legal charges be the intervention that ultimately ends the cycle of substance misuse?

• If treatment efforts have not been successful, can families help by changing our response to a loved one’s continued use?

• When our loved one’s consequences have devastated us, can we change our path to find our own peace of mind and recovery?

There is no charge for this event. Not recommended for those under 13.

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Our Moderator

Eric Tankel, M.S.ED, LPC, CAADC

Eric Tankel, a Chester County native has returned home to help those young adults and adolescents who struggle with addiction and mental health issues. Eric is currently a therapist in private practice at Therapeutic Alliance. He also brings therapeutic services into the Synergy House men’s recovery residences in West Chester and Pottstown, PA. Eric has spent the majority of his career as a primary therapist at Adolescent Advocates. Eric holds a Masters of Science in Education with an emphasis in school and mental health counseling from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a licensed professional counselor and a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor.

Our Panelists

  • Megan Thomas, Montgomery County Drug Treatment Court Coordinator

  • Joe, a participant in the Montgomery County Drug Court Participant

  • Diana, a young woman in recovery

  • David, a young man in recovery

Thank you to our Event Sponsors!