Navigating the Maze of Addiction & Mental Health

“Everything was so extremely helpful . . . thank you!”

“We celebrate time in recovery – time clean, but for mental health, there is no ‘celebration.'”

“I liked hearing from the parents and the girl in recovery.”

Following Up
Navigating the Maze of Addiction & Mental Health

Thank you to our Community Partner, Perkiomen Valley School District for hosting “Navigating the Maze of Addiction & Mental Health” on April 25, 2018. We had an informative and interactive evening that included speaker presentations, a panel discussion, and breakout groups for all participants, which were followed by a Q&A with the panel.

↓View the Powerpoint Presentation↓


Patrick Dowling, LPC
Private Practice Clinician

Learn more about Patrick

“Minding Your Mind”

Learn more about Kristen

Pam Roberts
Parent of Children in Recovery

Read “Standing in the Storm”

Kathy Tunney, MSW
Executive Director, Ocean Recovery

Learn more about Kathy

Crisis & Other Important Information

National Help Line (SAMHSA) 24/7/365


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Find a Drug Drop-Off Location in Pennsylvania

Links to Helpful Information Related to Dual Diagnosis

Interesting article about the link between addiction and anxiety
Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Disorders
Glossary: Important terms related to comorbidity
Slow-Release Amphetamine Medication Benefits Patients With Comorbid Cocaine Addiction and ADHD
Research Report: Comorbidity
Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
How Common Are Comorbid Drug Use and Other Mental Disorders?
Is Drug Addiction a Mental Illness?
Is there a link between marijuana use and psychiatric disorders?

Websites About Addiction & Mental Health

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
NIDA: National Institute on Drug Abuse US Dept. of Health and Human Services

Infographic: Mental Health Facts




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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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