Shining a Light on the Opioid Epidemic 2019-11-17T18:09:09-05:00

This educational and interactive program features a panel including experts in the addiction treatment field, ethical prescribers, and those who have experienced an addiction to prescription drugs.

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 can:

• 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

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Some of Our Presenters

Kim Porter, CFRS, Executive Director of Be a Part of the Conversation.

Jennifer Archut, MA CADC, CSAT, CCS, Clinical Supervisor, Caron’s Opioid Treatment Program

E. Steven Moriconi, DMD, FACD, FICD, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and Chief of the Dental Division and Dental Residency Program Director of Abington Hospital

David Clements MD, Southeastern Executive Health

Helpful Information

Opioid Overdose Toolkit:  Facts for Community Members

Opioid Crisis Fast Facts

Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
The Commonwealth Prevention Alliance Campaign to Stop Opiate Abuse

Find a Drug Take-Back Location
Pennsylvania Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs (DDAP)

Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic; Painkillers Driving Addiction, Overdose
National Safety Council

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Opioid/Heroin Reversal (Naloxone)
Pennsylvania Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs (DDAP)

Dental Schools Add An Urgent Lesson: Think Twice About Prescribing Opioids

Pennsylvania’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
Pennsylvania Department of Health

Heroin & the Opioid Epidemic: From Understanding to Action
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

Find a Parent Support Group near you:
Meeting finder.

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Medical and Health Professional Resources
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)