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 greatest public health challenge.

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 epidemic.

Special guest, Steve Moriconi, DMD will address opioid “best practice” prescribing to help us become informed health care patients. Dr. Moriconi is the Pennsylvania Dental Association’s official lecturer on Safe Prescribing Practices.

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 dates and locations for upcoming programs. There is no charge to attend these events.

Wed., September 18, 2019
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Center for Families
1225 Montrose Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Register for the Bryn Mawr event on September 18

Registration for this event is at capacity. Standing room only.

Thurs., September 19, 2019
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Bensalem Library
3700 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 19020

Register for the Bensalem event on September 19

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.

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