Helpful Recources

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>> The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous

>> AA Grapevine (The International Journal of Alcoholics Anonymous)

>> A Woman’s Way Through the 12 Steps by by Stephanie S. Covington, PhD

>> Drinking, A Love Story by Caroline Knapp

>> Living Sober by Alcoholics Anonymous

Following up on the May 24, 2022 Online Program

Alcohol use among women is on the rise. Women who drink have a higher risk of certain alcohol-related problems compared to men. It is important that women be aware of health risks.
The pandemic has increased isolation and anxiety, and has created fertile ground for alcohol misuse, aided by the social norms that deceive us into believing it’s okay to drink when we’re stressed.
We had a conversation about:
• why alcohol is innocuous for some women and devastating for others
• how to know when the line has been crossed from moderate to alcoholic drinking
• how to support those we love, seek help when needed, and explore treatment options

Presented in partnership with the Montgomery County Office of Drug & Alcohol.

View a recording of the May 24, 2022 program.
Take the online SURVEY to share your thoughts about the May 24 program.

Meet Our Presenters

Karen Levin Moser, LCSW, PAT

Private Practice Clinician

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Claire Ballantyne

Person in Recovery from Alcoholism

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Kim Porter, CFRS

Executive Director, Be a Part of the Conversation

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Following up on the May 19, 2022 Online Program

Parents are the most important influence in children’s lives. When we have open, honest and informed conversations, we can help our kids to grow into healthy adults.

We had a conversation about underage drinking that supports parents with valuable information, as well as guidance for creating an atmosphere of trust and open communication.

View a recording of the May 19, 2022 program.
Take the online SURVEY to share your thoughts about the May 19 program.

Meet Our Presenters

Kim Porter, CFRS

Executive Director
Be a Part of the Conversation

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Heather

A Person in Recovery from Alcohol Use Disorder

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Stacey Wisniewski

Senior Prevention Specialist
Prevention Education Solutions

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Kelly Lloyd

Assistant District Attorney
Montgomery County Office of the District Attorney

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View Kim’s Powerpoint
View Stacey’s Powerpoint

Handouts from the Montgomery County
Office of Drug & Alcohol

(Underage Drinking)

Following up:  “Alcohol: Our Cultural Drug of Choice”
Presented on March 3, 2022

Celebrated on social media, an integral part of sporting events, social gatherings and celebrations, and festively displayed at grocery stores, alcohol is our country’s favorite mood-altering substance.

And then came the pandemic. Isolation and anxiety have created fertile ground for alcohol misuse, aided by the social norms that deceive us into believing it’s okay to drink when we’re stressed or anxious.

We talk with clinicians and people in recovery from alcoholism about our history with alcohol, why it is innocuous for some and disastrous for others, and how to know when the line has been crossed from moderate consumption to alcohol use disorder – for us or for a loved one. We also discuss treatment options and opportunities for lifelong recovery.

This program was funded by the Montgomery County Office of Drug & Alcohol

Watch a recording of the March 3, 2022 Program
Take the online SURVEY to share your thoughts about the March 3 program.

Meet Our Presenters

Below are the presenters and panelists who have share their expertise and experience as part of programs related to Alcohol. Their contact information may be found by clicking on the “Learn More…” buttons.

Lori Albright, CRNP

Southeastern Executive Health

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Claire Ballantyne

Person in Recovery from Alcoholism

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Valerie Cannon, MSW, LSW, ACRPS

Division Director
Mirmont Treatment Center, Main Line Health

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Tom Connell, LPC

Therapist & Co-Founder
Ethos Treatment, LLC

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Liz Ferris, LSW, CADC

Therapist
Ethos Treatment, LLC

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Katie Greeley, LCSW (she/her)

Founder and Senior Prevention Consultant
Prevention Education Solutions

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View Katie’s PowerPoint

Damian Holbrook

Person in Recovery from Alcoholism

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Garth Reid

Person in Recovery
Co-Founder, Ethos Treatment, LLC

Learn more about Garth

Be a Part of the Conversation equips families and communities in Pennsylvania with skills and resources to understand substance use, addiction, and related health issues. We provide community programs, foster supportive connections, highlight lived experiences, and challenge stigma.

To that end, we will strive to provide as much supportive information as possible regarding all mood-altering substances and related research and treatment options.

Guest panelists and presenters do not provide or administer treatment to individuals on behalf of Be a Part of the Conversation, nor does Be a Part of the Conversation have a service agreement with panelists or presenters. Our programs should never be considered a replacement for professional help.