Following Up

On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, we partnered with the Great Valley School District to address the challenges we face when substance use disorders become a reality for individuals, family members, and our communities.

Our Presenters

  • Kim Porter, CFRS

    • Kim is the Executive Director of Be a Part of the Conversation
  • Karen Levin, MSS, LCSW

    • Karen has a private practice at the Therapeutic Alliance in Malvern and specializes in the treatment of addiction and complex trauma issues.

  • John Becker, MHSC, CTR, CEAP, SAP

    • John is the Treatment & Outreach Administrator for the First Responder Program at Livengrin, and is a person in recovery from substance use disorder.

↓View the Powerpoint that was presented.↓

Helpful Information

What Does It Mean When We Call Addiction a Brain Disorder?
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The Brain Disease Model of Addiction
Hazeldon Betty Ford Foundation

What is Addiction?
American Psychiatric Association

Shaming the Sick:  Addiction & Stigma
American Addiction Centers

Patients with Addiction Need Treatment – Not Stigma
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

Ending the Stigma of Addiction
by William White


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