Shining a Light on the Opioid Crisis – Doylestown

Shining a Light on the Opioid Crisis – Doylestown

Following Up

On Wednesday, March 19, 2019, we partnered with the Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission to address today’s most troubling health crisis.

Our Presenters

Kim Porter, CFRS  |  Executive Director of Be a Part of the Conversation.

Renee Calhoun, LMFT, CAADC, CCDPD, CTTS  |  Program Director, SOAR Corporation

E. Steven Moriconi, DMD, FACD, FICD  |  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and Chief of the Dental Division and Dental Residency Program Director of Abington Hospital.

John Becker,Jr., MHS-C, CTR, CEAP, SAP  |  Treatment & Outreach Administrator for the First Responder Program at Livengrin, & a person in recovery from opioid use disorder.

↓View the Powerpoint that was presented.↓

Helpful Information

Opioid Overdose Toolkit:  Facts for Community Members

Opioid Crisis Fast Facts

Anti-Opioid Addiction Drug Maker Charged with Fraud
Associated Press
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

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)


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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