Shining a Light on the Opioid Crisis 2019-04-20T19:24:01-04:00

Be a Part of the Conversation is partnering with Montgomery County and Bucks County officials to bring programs addressing opioid use to their communities.

Join us for a very important conversation about our nation’s public health crisis.

This educational and interactive program will feature a panel including experts in the addiction treatment field, ethical prescribers, and those who have experienced an addiction to prescription drugs who have also been impacted by this national health crisis.

All are welcome. It is vital that we come together as a community and learn all we can about opioids, both prescribed (such as Vicodin) and illicit (such as heroin), and their potential for addiction.

Together we will:

• become informed health care consumers

• develop language we can use with prescribers

• understand who is vulnerable to opioid dependence

• break through the stigma that keeps people from seeking treatment

• address pain management

• hear real stories about opioid addiction and recovery

We will hear from:

• people in recovery from opioid use disorder
(addiction to prescribed pain medications and/or heroin and other drugs)

• treatment providers

• a health care professional, who will educate us about responsible prescribing practices, as well as choices we have as health care consumers

• local agencies and other organizations that provide support throughout our communities

Below you will find multiple dates and locations for our first four programs. There is no charge to attend any of these events.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Revivals Outreach Center
4 S. Ridge Road, Perkasie, PA 18944

Register for the Perkasie event on April 17

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Montgomery Township Community Center
1030 Horsham Road, Montgomeryville, PA 18936

Register for the Montgomeryville event on April 23

Special thanks to the following:

Dr. Moriconi’s Bio

Steve Moriconi, DMD
Chief, Dental Division
Abington/Jefferson Health

Katie Kucz, MPH
Prevention Coordinator, Office of Drug and Alcohol
Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

Mallory Perrotti, MS
Prevention Program Specialist
Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc.

Nina Drinnan’s Bio

Nina Drinnan, MSN, CRNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Penn Foundation

Jennifer A. Archut  MA, CADC, CMAT,CSAT, CCS
Clinical Supervisor, Opioid Treatment Program
Caron Treatment Centers