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Found 29 Events  
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    01/07/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-5539.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    01/14/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-5540.aspx
  • Recovery From Addiction and Christian Spirituality MI

    01/21/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Recovery From Addiction and Christian Spirituality” will be presented by Brother Edward Conlin, BSEd, CADC; Addiction Counselor, Detroit Capuchin Service System. Spirituality often plays an important role in recovery initiation, recovery maintenance, and quality of life in recovery from chemical dependency. This program will describe a Christian perspective of how spirituality relates to recovery from chemical dependency, explore personal spiritual needs and life choices, and discuss the Twelve Steps as a spiritual program. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. The Dawn Farm Education Series is a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Recovery-From-Addiction-and-Christian-Spirituality-5651.aspx
  • Addiction and Suicide Prevention MI

    01/28/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Addiction and Suicide Prevention” will be presented by Raymond Dalton, MA; Dawn Farm Outpatient Program Coordinator. There is an alarmingly high prevalence of suicide among people with addiction and people in early recovery, and the period of early recovery from addiction is especially high risk. Family, friends and professionals are often strategically positioned to recognize potential suicidal thinking and intervene to help. This program will raise awareness of the signs of suicidal thinking and describe ways to offer support and obtain help for people who may be contemplating suicide. Participants will learn how to recognize suicidal thinking, reach out and offer support to others contemplating suicide, obtain help when suicidal thoughts are present, and access local and national suicide prevention and intervention resources. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. The Dawn Farm Education Series is a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent people from getting well.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Addiction-and-Suicide-Prevention-5652.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    02/04/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-5541.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    02/11/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-5542.aspx
  • Trauma and Chemical Use and Addiction MI

    02/18/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Trauma and Chemical Use and Addiction” will be presented by Tana Bridge, Ph.D., LMSW; MSW Program Director, School of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University. Current research highlights the relationship between chemical use, addition and trauma. This presentation by an award-winning trauma expert will review events involved with trauma exposure, trauma specific symptomology, the impact trauma has on the brain and on coping and subsequent substance use, and how to aid individuals struggling with trauma and addiction.This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. The Dawn Farm Education Series is a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Trauma-and-Chemical-Use-and-Addiction-5653.aspx
  • Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances MI

    02/25/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances” will be presented by Mary Jo Desprez, MA; Director, Health Promotion and Community Relations, University of Michigan Health Service; and Matthew Statman, LMSW, CAADC; University of Michigan Collegiate Recovery Program Manager. The transition to a college environment can pose significant risk to a recovering student. Many colleges/universities – including University of Michigan - have developed programs to help recovering students maintain their recovery, excel academically and have a normative college experience apart from the culture of drinking/drug use. Research demonstrates exceptionally high rates of academic success and sustained recovery among students who participate in collegiate recovery programs. This presentation will provide an overview of the national and local efforts to build recovery support programs This program is part of the FREE Dawn Farm Education Series.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Collegiate-Recovery-Programs-Supporting-Second-Chances-5654.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    03/04/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-5543.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    03/11/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-5544.aspx
  • Eating Disorders and Chemical Dependency MI

    03/18/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Eating Disorders and Chemical Dependency” will be presented by Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, FACOG, CRMO, ABAM; and Lori Perpich, LLP, MS Clinical Behavioral Psychology; Cognitive Behavior Therapist, EDEN Program Facilitator. People with alcohol/other drug addictions have a higher prevalence of certain types of eating disorders than the general population. This program will examine the evidence that eating disorders are true biopsychosocial diseases, similar to chemical dependency. The program will define various eating disorders and their consequences, explore neurobiological and behavioral theories of addiction, describe physiological consequences of eating disorders, discuss screening tools, and provide information on treatment options and resources for people with eating disorders. This program is part of the FREE Dawn Farm Education Series.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Eating-Disorders-and-Chemical-Dependency-5655.aspx
  • The Anonymous People” – free public screening MI

    03/25/2014 5:30PM - 7:00PM
    “The Anonymous People” is an inspirational, award-winning documentary film highlighting the millions of Americans in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, lending their voices and their stories to a grassroots social justice movement that takes aim at changing the conversation from problems to solutions. Public screenings of this film are sweeping across our nation; shattering deeply embedded societal stereotypes and countering the stigma of addiction with the hope and reality of long-term recovery. This free public screening provides a unique opportunity for to experience a powerful, profoundly moving testimony to the presence, power and diversity of recovery. The event is being organized by the University of Michigan Students for Recovery and the Eastern Michigan University Students for Recovery COST: Free, open to all, no registration is required. FOR INFORMATION: Contact Matt Statman, LMSW, CAADC; U/M Collegiate Recovery Program Manager. Phone: 734-763-3933. Email: collegiate.recovery.program@umich.edu. Read more about the documentary at http://manyfaces1voice.org Video trailer: http://vimeo.com/64948005.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/The-Anonymous-People%e2%80%9d-%e2%80%93-free-public-screening-7448.aspx
  • Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery MI

    03/25/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery” will be presented by Janice Firn, LMSW; Clinical Social Worker on the Adult Palliative Care Consult Team, University of Michigan Medical Center; and Barb Smith, author of Brent’s World. The culture of addiction is rife with experiences of grief and loss for the person with addiction and for family and friends. The nature of these experiences combined with the stigma, shame and general lack of understanding of addiction can make grief and loss associated with addiction exceptionally lonely and difficult to heal from. This program will describe theories of grief and grief recovery, losses that the chemically dependent individual and his/her family experience throughout the addiction and recovery processes, and how recovery program tools can help individuals cope with grief and loss. It will include a personal account of addiction-related grief, loss and recovery from a mother who lost her son to addiction-related causes. This program is part of the FREE Dawn Farm Education Series.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Grief-and-Loss-in-Addiction-and-Recovery-5656.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    04/01/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-5545.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    04/08/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-5546.aspx
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: A Panel Discussion MI

    04/15/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Alcoholics Anonymous: A Panel Discussion´ will present a short slide show and discussion of the history of Alcoholics Anonymous followed by a lively moderated panel discussion regarding addiction and alcoholism, personal recovery, and participation in 12 Step programs. The audience will hear personal recovery stories, gain an understanding of how A.A. helps people with alcoholism to recover, and learn how to become involved with A.A. (Please note: Dawn Farm is not affiliated with A.A. or any twelve Step organization.) This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. The Dawn Farm Education Series is a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Alcoholics-Anonymous-A-Panel-Discussion-5657.aspx
  • In the Doctor's Office: Recovery Friend or Foe? MI

    04/22/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “In the Doctor's Office: Recovery Friend or Foe?” will be presented by Mark A. Weiner, MD; Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine; and Matthew Statman, LMSW, CAADC; Collegiate Recovery Program Manager, University of Michigan Health Services. It's been said that the doctor’s office can a dangerous place for people in recovery from addiction. It's also been said that recovering people are terrible patients. This program will discuss whether these statements are fair and why doctors and other healthcare providers are essential allies for long term recovery. We will describe in detail how recovering people can take responsibility for their physical health and how to recruit health care providers as allies. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. The Dawn Farm Education Series is a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/In-the-Doctor's-Office-Recovery-Friend-or-Foe%3f-5658.aspx
  • The Anonymous People - Fundraiser Screening MI

    04/24/2014 7:00PM - 9:30PM
    Recovery Allies of West Michigan is a small grass roots recovery community organization that is called to do many things with an emphasis on Celebration, Education and Advocacy. We are acutely aware that many addicts suffer in silence and because of this many have lost their battle with the disease of addiction. Recovery Allies is joining the movement of reducing the stigma that is associated with admitting that you have a substance use disorder or even that you are in recovery. EVERYONE KNOWS SOMEONE who has been touched in some way by addiction. How can you help? Follow the link below and buy tickets to the event, any proceeds will go to Recovery Allies of West Michigan and furthering the work that we in recovery are called to do. Another way you can help is to sponsor the event, we have many different levels of support, I can email you or your organization information on that subject. INVITE as many people as you can, and help us make this even a success, you can watch the trailer to the movie below! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/605103
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/The-Anonymous-People---Fundraiser-Screening-7465.aspx
  • Dawn Farm Fifth Annual Ride for Recovery MI

    04/27/2014 7:00AM - 2:00PM
    The Ride for Recovery The Dawn Farm Fifth Annual Ride for Recovery is a family fun and fitness event and a fundraiser for Dawn Farm. There will be bike rides, runs and walks with opportunities to participate at various fitness levels, including rides from 10 K to 100 K, and 5 and 10 K runs/walks. Routes are along scenic, country roads and through a local Metro park. There will be five rest stops positioned along the routes, with restroom facilities, drinks, snacks and first aid. SAG support will offer participants assistance on all routes. All rides, jogs, and walks start and end at Dawn Farm in Ypsilanti. The event is supported by Team MANA, a cycling team of nurse anesthetists in Michigan who fundraise though biking. This event has been officially endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports! In addition to a fun fitness event that the entire family can enjoy, the Ride for Recovery provides an opportunity to support a critical community service. Founded in 1973, Dawn Farm provides effective, compassionate and hope-filled professional care to members of our community who struggle with alcohol/other drug problems.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Dawn-Farm-Fifth-Annual-Ride-for-Recovery-6146.aspx
  • Al-Anon: A Panel Discussion MI

    04/29/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Al-Anon: A Panel Discussion” will present a lively moderated panel discussion with a unique individual perspective regarding Al-Anon Family Groups, a recovery program for family members and friends of people with alcoholism. The panel members will provide an overview of the Al-Anon program, an opportunity to experience Al-Anon members sharing their stories, and information on how to become involved with Al-Anon. (Please note: Dawn Farm is not affiliated with Al-Anon. or any twelve Step organization.) This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. The Dawn Farm Education Series is a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Al-Anon-A-Panel-Discussion-5659.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    05/06/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-5547.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    05/13/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-5548.aspx
  • 2014 SOC- Spirit of Compassion, Celebrating Women in Recovery 10th Annual MI

    05/16/2014 6:00PM - 9:00PM
    An evening of dining, entertainment and inspirational speakers to celebrate women, pregnant women and women with children in recovery to benefit Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center Women's Specialty Services. $50 DINNER & ENTERTAINMENT 6-9PM/$20 ENTERTAINMENT ONLY 8-9PM/VIST EVENT WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/2014-SOC--Spirit-of-Compassion%2c-Celebrating-Women-in-Recovery-10th-Annual-7441.aspx
  • A History of Alcoholics Anonymous MI

    05/20/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “A History of Alcoholics Anonymous” will be presented by James Balmer, Dawn Farm President. This program will present a fascinating overview and slide show describing the history and development of the Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) program, including its founding and growth. The discussion will include a brief overview of the Twelve Steps of A.A. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. The Dawn Farm Education Series is a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/A-History-of-Alcoholics-Anonymous-5660.aspx
  • Tobacco Cessation and Addiction Recovery MI

    05/27/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Tobacco Cessation and Addiction Recovery” will be presented by Anna Byberg; Program Coordinator, Dawn Farm Spera Recovery Center; and Aaron Suganuma, BSW; Dawn Farm Residential Therapist. Despite downward trends in the prevalence of tobacco use in the general population, tobacco use remains a significant problem among people with alcohol/other drug addiction. Research has demonstrated that tobacco cessation has positive effects on recovery and relapse rates. This program will describe the prevalence of tobacco addiction among people with alcohol and other drug addictions, the relationship between tobacco use and recovery, and information on tobacco cessation techniques targeted to people with alcohol/other drug addiction. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. The Dawn Farm Education Series is a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and families from getting help and getting well.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Tobacco-Cessation-and-Addiction-Recovery-5661.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    06/03/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-5549.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    06/10/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-5550.aspx
  • Relapse Prevention MI

    06/17/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Relapse Prevention” will be presented by Erik Anderson LLMSW; Dawn Farm Outpatient Therapist. Relapse is a process that begins before alcohol/other drug use is resumed and is usually preceded by progressive warning signs. Understanding the relapse process assists recovering people to develop an effective plan to identify and prevent relapse. This program will discuss the dynamics of relapse, signs that may forewarn of relapse, how to develop a relapse prevention plan and strategies to handle high-risk situations. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. The Dawn Farm Education Series is a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Relapse-Prevention-5662.aspx
  • The Physiology of Addiction MI

    06/24/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “The Physiology of Addiction” will be presented by Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, FACOG, CRMO, ABAM. This program will explore the differences in neurochemistry between the addicted brain and the normal brain, the progression of physiological changes that occur in chemically dependent individuals, the mechanisms of physiologic tolerance and withdrawal, and the effects of treatment on the addicted brain. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. The Dawn Farm Education Series is a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/The-Physiology-of-Addiction-5663.aspx


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