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Be a Part of the Conversation programs do not provide behavioral health advice and are for informational purposes only. Our programs are not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding substance use disorders or related family needs. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read or seen in any Be a Part of the Conversation program or video.

Some Featured Videos

Watch our “Supporting Families Impacted by Addiction” Video

This film was premiered at our 2024 Spring Brunch, our annual fundraising event. We wanted to feature some of our services that support families impacted by addiction, including Parent Partnership meetings and our Family Recovery Course. All are free to attend, as are our community programs.

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Sincere thanks to 20/20 Visual Media for their support and creativity!

>> Click here to watch the recorded program.

Lessons Learned from Colorado, with Ben Cort

Lessons Learned from Colorado with Ben Cort

Author of Weed, Inc. and national cannabis policy expert, Ben Cort, returned with a conversation about the cannabis industry, and what we can learn about the impact on communities, and particularly young people, in a state where cannabis use has been on the rise.

>> Click here to watch the recorded program.

>> Click here to learn more about cannabis on our website.

This program was funded by the Chester County Department of Drug & Alcohol Services.

21st Century Teens

Supporting kids in a world of… • instant gratification • overconsumption • excess • escapism • isolation Adolescence is a crucial time of transition and growth, so we want to give our kids tools that prepare them for life’s challenges. In order to cope with increasing anxiety, it isn’t surprising that teens are drawn to behaviors that distract or numb uncomfortable feelings, including go-to distractions like social media, gaming, shopping, food, relationships, exercise and increasingly potent and available substances.

Learn more: https://conversation.zone/parents
This program was funded by the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation and hosted by the Hatboro-Horsham School District.

>> Click here to watch the recorded program.

Understanding & Supporting Siblings Impacted by Addiction

Families are dramatically impacted when a member has a substance use disorder (SUD/addiction). While we are getting better at addressing parents’ needs, we sometimes overlook the siblings’ needs and experiences. Quite naturally, siblings may feel resentment and anger, they may desperately want to rescue their addicted sibling, or they may isolate or disconnect … either from the addicted sibling or from the entire family system.

We heard from a professional who works closely with family systems, as well as other family members who shared their personal experiences. This program is relevant to siblings, parents, or anyone seeking understanding about the relationship between siblings when one or more have a substance use disorder.

Thank you to the Chester County Department of Drug & Alcohol Services for funding this program.

Learn more: https://conversation.zone/siblings/

>> Click here to watch the recorded program.

Women & Alcohol: Our Cultural Drug of Choice

Alcohol use among women is on the rise. Women who drink have a higher risk of certain alcohol-related problems compared to men. It is important that women be aware of health risks. The pandemic has increased isolation and anxiety, and has created fertile ground for alcohol misuse, aided by the social norms that deceive us into believing it’s okay to drink when we’re stressed.

We had a conversation about:
• why alcohol is innocuous for some women and devastating for others
• how to know when the line has been crossed from moderate to alcoholic drinking
• how to support those we love, seek help when needed, and explore treatment options

This program was funded by the Montgomery County Office of Drug & Alcohol.

Learn more: https://conversation.zone/alcohol/

>> Click here to watch the recorded program.

>> Click here to visit our web page about addictions.

Kevin McCauley, MD: New Perspectives on Addiction & Recovery

Kevin McCauley, MD

Dr. McCauley’s presentation* on October 12, 2023 addressed current neuroscience and public health research about substance use disorders for people in or seeking recovery, their families, friends and co-workers, and public policy professionals. He discussed two important areas of recent discovery: epigenetics (the study of how behaviors and environment can cause changes that affect the way genes work) and psychoneuroimmunology (interactions among behavioral, neural and endocrine, and immune processes). Much of this research validates the lived experiences of people with addiction, and this program helped us to understand those experiences.

*We apologize for the poor quality of the audio! 

>> Click here to watch the recorded program.

>> Click here to visit our web page dedicated to Dr. McCauley.

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