Shining a Light on the Opioid Crisis

Shining a Light on the Opioid Crisis

Following Up

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, we joined with the Springfield Cares Coalition to address today’s most troubling health crisis.

“The entire program was informative. Wonderful resource for families!”

Kate’s discussion on how behaviors impact values and they don’t match in active addiction, especially for family members, was so powerful and relatable. Thank you!

“Interaction and open dialogue was most helpful!

Our Guest Speakers

Kate Appleman, MA, CAADC, CSAT, CMAT, CCS

Kate is the Senior Clinical Director of Men’s Treatment at Caron Treatment Centers.

Steven Moriconi, DMD, FACD, FICD

Steve is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, and is Chief of the Dental Division and Dental Residency Program Director of Abington Hospital.

Carl Antisell

Carl is the Director of Marketing and Information Systems at Minding Your Mind, and is also a person in long-time recovery.

Gail Campbell

Gail is a family member in recovery and helps to lead a parent support group in Broomall, PA.

Our Moderators

Sean Rodgers

Sean is a member of the Springfield Cares Coalition, and is also a person in long-term recovery.

Kim Porter, CFRS

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

↓View the Powerpoints that were presented.↓

Introduction from Kim Porter, CFRS_________

Presentation by Kate Appleman, MA, CAADC, CSAT, CMAT, CCS

Presentation by Steven Moriconi, DMD, FACD, FICD

Helpful Information

Opioid Crisis Fast Facts
CNN


PAStop.org
The Commonwealth Prevention Alliance Campaign to Stop Opiate Abuse


Find a Drug Take-Back Location
Pennsylvania Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs (DDAP)


Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic; Painkillers Driving Addiction, Overdose
National Safety Council


CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention


Opioid/Heroin Reversal (Naloxone)
Pennsylvania Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs (DDAP)


Dental Schools Add An Urgent Lesson: Think Twice About Prescribing Opioids
NPR


Pennsylvania’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Pennsylvania Department of Health


Heroin & the Opioid Epidemic: From Understanding to Action
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids


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


Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)


Find a Parent Support Group near you:
Meeting finder.


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


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

Handouts

Kim Porter, CFRS

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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