Be a Part of the Conversation is proud to collaborate with the Montgomery County Office of Drug and Alcohol!

Contact Information

Kay McGowan
Administrator of Drug & Alcohol Services, Montgomery County
kmcgowan@montcopa.org

Katie Kucz, MPH
Prevention Coordinator, Office of Drug and Alcohol, Montgomery County
KKucz@montcopa.org

Nia Coaxum, MPH, CHES
Prevention Specialist, Office of Drug and Alcohol, Montgomery County
ncoaxum@montcopa.org

View the results of the Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan
View the most recent Montgomery County Office of Drug & Alcohol Annual Prevetion Report
View the 2019 PAYS (Pennsylvania Youth Survey) Fact Sheet
Montgomery County Drug and Alcohol Programs
View the Montgomery County Vaping Toolkit
View Montgomery County’s “Keys to Success” with Vaping and Marijuana Data

Following Up  | October 27, 2020 Online Program

Recorded on Tuesday, October 27, 2020

What was once a relatively simple plant, cannabis (marijuana) has inspired everything from fear to fierce loyalty. We had a conversation about today’s marijuana and its impact on young people’s developing brains.

We need to learn all we can about this evolving substance, which bears little resemblance to a plant.
Our presenters addressed the effects of increased THC levels, social norms, availability, and the impact on a young, developing brain.

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Meet Our Panelists

Patrick Dowling, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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Andrew

Person in Recovery

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Following Up  | September 30, 2020 Online Program

Recorded on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This is a challenging time for people struggling with opioid use disorder and relapse given the unique environment we are living in today. Our terrific panel helped us to navigate the convergence of the opioid epidemic with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Meet Our Panelists

Kay McGowan

Administrator of Drug & Alcohol Programs
Montgomery County Office of Drug & Alcohol

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David Clements, MD

Psychiatrist
Southeastern Executive Health

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E. Steven Moriconi, DMD

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Pennsylvania Dental Association’s official lecturer on Safe Prescribing Practices

Learn more about Steve Moriconi

Lizzy Lopez, MA, LPC, NCC

Person in Recovery
Licensed Professional Counselor

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Steve Kerrigan, CRS

Person in Recovery
Certified Recovery Specialist

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Youth Marijuana Prevention Project

Visit this section to learn about the five-year initiative called the Youth Marijuana Prevention Project (YMPP). Be a Part of the Conversation is pleased to partner with the Montgomery County Office of Drug & Alcohol to raise awareness of the effects of marijuana use on young people. The Youth Marijuana Prevention Project launched in July 2019 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

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