A Regional Response to the Opioid Crisis
A Regional Response to the Opioid Crisis
Approximately 300 people gathered at Temple University’s Mitten Hall on November 19, 2016 for an informative and interactive event that included speaker presentations, a panel discussion, and breakout groups for all participants, which were followed by a Q&A with the panel.
Approximately 300 people attended the event at Temple University’s Mitten Hall. Participants heard from presenters, as well as a panel of experts.
Dr. Marsha Zibalese-Crawford, CPH, SSW – Master of Ceremony
Jerry Stahler, PhD, Department of Geography and Urban StudiesTemple University Substance Abuse Research Consortium
Kim Porter, CFRS – Executive Director, Be a Part of the Conversation
José Benitez – Executive Director, Prevention Point Philadelphia
Jerry Daley – Executive Director, Philadelphia-Camden High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)
Patty DiRenzo – Parent and Member of the Camden County Addictions Task Force
Roland Lamb – Deputy Commissioner, Strategic Planning and Innovation Division, Department of Behavioral Health & Intellectual Disability Services
Devin Reaves, MSW, CRS – Panel Moderator
Bill Roberts – Regional Parent Support Groups
Lisa Silk, MSW, LCSW – Private Practice Addiction Counselor
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Special Thanks to our Very Generous Event Sponsors!
Below you will find helpful information provided by the event organizers.
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Six workshops were conducted to provide more in-depth information about the following:
A) “Ask the Doctors” | Do you have questions about pain meds, heroin, addiction or overdose?
B) “Families in Crisis” | Angels in Motion – AIM
C) “How to Save a Life” | Naloxone Training with Prevention Point Philadelphia
D) “Parents Helping Parents” | Parent Support Groups
E) “Supporting Recovery in Young People” | Collegiate and
High School Recovery Schools
F) “What is Recovery?” | Young People in Recovery
- www.pchidta.org – is our official website, and where we post information from open-sources and our own assessments of the region’s drug threats, along with links to resources for demand reduction/prevention providers. We also have a page in the site devoted to heroin & opioid response.
- www.drugfree.org/heroin – is link to “Heroin & Other Opioids: From Understanding to Action”, which is hosted by the Partnership for Drug Free Kids, with whom the HIDTA program’s Heroin Response Strategy has partnered to produce & deliver a wealth of information, including a “discussion-starter” animated YouTube video, and a Community Presentation toolkit containing downloadable presentation slides, notes, and handouts.
- PCHIDTA web-site’s Demand Reduction page: http://www.pchidta.org/default.aspx/MenuItemID/156/MenuGroup/Home.htm
- HIDTA Heroin Response Strategy/Partnership for Drug-Free Kids web-site’s “Heroin & Other Opiates: From Understanding to Action” page: http://www.drugfree.org/heroin
Association of Recovery in Higher Education (http://collegiaterecovery.org/)
Transforming Youth Recovery (transformingyouthrecovery.org)
Association of Recovery Schools (recoveryschools.org)
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