Today’s Opioid Crisis

Following Up
Today’s Opioid Crisis  |  November 2, 2016


Thank you to our Community Partner:


Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansdale hosted an important conversation about “Today’s Opioid Crisis: What can we do as a community?”

We had a panel that brought the following perspectives:

  • Powerpoint presentation by Executive Director, Kim Rubenstein
  • Justin, a young man in recovery from opioid addiction, shared his journey toward a life in recovery.
  • Donna, a mom who has found strength and support by reaching out to other parents who have been down the same road.
  • Jill Adams, SFW is the Director of Adolescent Partial Programming at Onward Behavioral Health/Rehab After Work in Lansdale. Jill talked about warnings signs and what she has observed through her career in juvenile justice, as well as her current role in the treatment field.

Some feedback:

“Having the panel who each represented a different role in addiction was particularly helpful.”

“The support is so important.”

“I appreciated learning about the warning signs.”

“The presentation was concise, but hugely informative!”

“A poignant message:  ‘Bondage of self is lifted.'”

“I loved hearing Justin’s experience, strength and hope.”

View the Powerpoint
Upcoming Events
Consequences of Opioid Use and Abuse
Opioid Overdose Toolkit
Definition of Addiction from ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine)
SAMHSA’s Efforts to Fight Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse
Senate Caucus on America’s Addiction to Opioids (VIDEO)
Email Jill Adams, SFW





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Kim Porter, CFRS

Executive Director at Be a Part of the Conversation
Kim Porter, CFRS is the Executive Director of Be a Part of the Conversation. Having served as the Community Program Coordinator and Parent Liaison for Be a Part of the Conversation since its inception in 2011, she was named Executive Director of this vital organization in 2014.

Kim's Certified Family Recovery Specialist (CFRS) credential was created for adults who have been directly impacted by another person's substance use disorder. The CFRS shares their lived experience with other families to provide recovery support services. A CFRS is trained to help families move into and through the recovery process.

With more than 25 years of experience in graphics and marketing, Kim had a freelance graphic design business and was the Marketing Coordinator of the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation after several years as a member of their Board of Directors. Today she is happy to put all that creative energy into spreading the word about Be a Part of the Conversation.

Kim earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism at West Virginia University, with a concentration in public relations. She was proud to serve as WVU's student body president. Kim started out as an advertising account executive at a newspaper, then learned the graphic design trade while working with her mentor and friend, Chuck Moran, at his design firm in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Kim currently lives in Newtown Square, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. She previously lived in Horsham Township for 22 years, where she and Michael raised two wonderful children who support this amazing journey she has embarked upon.
Kim Porter, CFRS
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