Pathways to Recovery

Pathways to Recovery

Following Up

On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, we heard from some amazing people who shared their experiences of finding “Pathways to Recovery.”

It’s nice to be a new person in recovery and find out other pathways besides AA.”

“We heard from an amazing panel group that gave us so much insight about different avenues of recovery. It helped us regain focus on our recovery and advocacy mission. We are excited about these new opportunities!”

– from a Twitter post

“Having the guest speakers was a nice touch because you are able to hear personal experiences which is always nice. You learn a lot more this way.

Our Presenters

Special thanks to Tom Connell for his support and expertise.

Tom Connell LPC, CAADC

Tom is the Community Relations Representative for Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers

Kim Porter, CFRS

Kim is the Executive Director of Be a Part of the Conversation 

↓View the Powerpoint that was presented.↓

Use the arrows to scroll through the slideshow.

Just a few of the many Pathways to Recovery!

If you know of other pathways that support people with substance use disorders, or that support the people who care about them, please send an email to Thank you!

Read an article about the benefits of wilderness therapy.

Find Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Learn about the Association of Recovery in Higher Education (Collegiate Recovery Programs).

Learn about The Bridge Way School, Pennsylvania’s only recovery high school.

Learn about the Center for Families, a Therapeutic Day School.

Learn about drug treatment courts in Pennsylvania.

Learn about Addicts Victorious, a faith-based support program.

Learn about Celebrate Recovery, a faith-based support program.

Learn about Life-I-Lead, a faith-based support program.

Learn about The Road to Freedom, a faith-based support program.

Support for those who have lost a loved one.

Learn about the Occupational Substance Abuse Program for Pilots.

HIMS (Human Intervention Motivation Study)

Learn about In the Saddle

Building a fellowship of recovering individuals through cycling, community service, and group support.

An independent, non-profit corporation run entirely by judges and lawyers for the benefit of the Bench and Bar.

Learn about Medications to Treat Addiction.

Find Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Find a parent support group near you.

Find Phoenix’s activity schedule in Philadelphia.

Learn about the Physicians’ Health Program (PHP).

Learn about the Pennsylvania Nurse Peer Assistance Program (PNAP).

Learn about Refuge Recovery.

Learn about SARPH (Pennsylvania’s Pharmacist Peer Assistance Program).

Learn about SMART Recovery (Self Management and Recovery Training).

Learn about Young People in Recovery (YPR).

Providing the training and networks all individuals, families, and communities need to recover and maximize their full potential.

Helpful Information

Here are links to additional information about Pathways to Recovery.

Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

12-Step Privilege: Unpacking the Recovery Knapsack
by Adam Sledd

“Recovery Pathways are Not Always a Pathway”
by William White

Medical and Health Professional Resources
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


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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