Would you like your community to Be a Part of the Conversation?
Be a Part of the Conversation presents interactive events that increase awareness and reduce stigma surrounding substance use, misuse and addiction. If you are an educator, community leader, health care provider, or if you represent an organization that believes we can all benefit from having meaningful conversations about substance use, and its affects on individuals and their families, we invite you to join us!
What are the greatest concerns in your community? Have there been an unusual number of alcohol-related issues? Are you seeing more heroin use? Has the current opioid crisis impacted your community? We will work with you to determine the topics that need to be addressed based on interviews with stakeholders in your community, such as educators, family members, local health care and treatment providers, and law enforcement officials.
There are two ways to Be a Part of the Conversation
1. Choose from our Available Programs on an “as needed” basis.
2. Become a full Community Partner, and Be a Part of the Conversation will become an integral part of your community, providing ongoing support.
Here are some of the specific topics Be a Part of the Conversation addresses:
• The Disease of Addiction
• Effective Communication Skills
• Setting Boundaries
• Warning Signs
• Finding “Natural Highs”
• Underage Drinking
• Media, Messaging & Youth
• ADDICT, a Play Dramatizing Substance Use
• A Conversation About Heroin
• Prescription Drug Misuse
• A “Mock Teen Bedroom”
• Life in Recovery
• We also engage guests speakers such as Chris Herren, Matt Bellace,
Christopher Kennedy Lawford, Tom McLellan, and many others.
When you become a Community Partner with Be a Part of the Conversation, you will begin to build a culture of awareness that will change lives. By maintaining a relationship with The Conversation over time, more and more residents will become aware that there is a resource available in times of struggle, that they live in a community that doesn’t judge others, and that through education and awareness, we can take positive action toward healing and lifelong recovery.
As a Community Partner, you will have an opportunity to meet with other Partners, as well as Be a Part of the Conversation’s leadership and a network of professionals who are directly involved in substance use initiatives and treatment. We will discuss trends, best practices, and new opportunities to engage the public.