Conversation About Heroin

Following Up
A Conversation About Heroin


The Hatboro-Horsham Community Addressed Today’s Heroin Crisis

Participants heard from a very interesting panel of experts, as well as those who have a personal stake in the public health crisis that is overwhelming our nation.

Presenters and panelists included:

• Kim Rubenstein, Executive Director of Be a Part of the Conversation
• Joseph Troncale, MD, FASAM, Medical Director at The Retreat in Lancaster
• David Fialko, BS, CTTS – Prevention Specialist with the Council of Southeast Pennsylvania
• Dennis Williams, Principal, Hatboro-Horsham High School
• Matt, a young man in recovery


“I had no idea the magnitude of the problem. The slide showing the growth of overdoses by drug type was eye opening!”

“The conversation group I was in was great.”

“It was helpful to hear how the brain is affected by opioids.”

“I was grateful to learn about naloxone (Narcan) for overdoses.”

Helpful Information and Resources:

View Kim Rubenstein’s Presentation Slides
View Dr. Troncale’s Presentation Slides
View Dr. Troncale’s “Lizard Brain” Presentation Slides (not presented on 11/15)
Heroin and Other Opioids: From Understanding to Action
Opioid Addiction 2016 Facts & Figures (ASAM)
Opioid Safety and How to Use Naloxone (Montgomery County)
Contact Kim Rubenstein
Contact Dr. Troncale
Contact Dave Fialko
Contact Dennis Williams





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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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