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Addiction and Families

Tue., Sept. 25, 7:30-9 p.m.
phone 734-485-8725
info@dawnfarm.org

“Addiction and Families” will be presented by Lynn Kleiman Malinoff, Ed.D. Alcohol/other drug addiction is often described as a “family condition.” This program will provide participants with an overview of ways in which each family member is affected by addiction in the family, roles and behaviors that family members often acquire when living with addiction, and options for family members to obtain help and cope. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. free

http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series
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Addiction and Older Adults

Tue., Oct. 16, 7:30-9 p.m.
phone 734-485-8725
info@dawnfarm.org

“Addiction and Older Adults” will be presented by Charles E. Coleman LLMSW, Primary Therapist, Dawn Farm Downtown; and Matthew Cremin, LLMSW; Foreclosure Prevention Coordinator, Housing Bureau for Seniors. Older adults are the fastest growing population in the US. Substance addiction affects this population in a unique way. It’s important to consider the intersection of older adults, their medical care providers, and how value systems can play into addiction. The unique nature of how addiction affects older adults, myths and facts, and available local resources will be discussed. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. free

http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series
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The Intersectionality of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Substance Use/Substance Use Disorders

Tue., Oct. 23, 7:30-9 p.m.
phone 734-485-8725
info@dawnfarm.org

“The Intersectionality of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Substance Use/Substance Use Disorders” will be presented by David J.H. Garvin MSW, LMSW; Vice President, Programs and Facilities, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County and Founder, Alternatives to Domestic; and Barbara Niess May, MPA, MSW; Executive Director, SafeHouse Center. Domestic violence/sexual assault offender and survivor alcohol and other drug use will be central to this discussion. The audience will be provided with a primmer regarding perpetrator tactics, strategies, and core beliefs which hold the perpetrator accountable while maintaining and promoting survivor safety. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. free

http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series
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Personal Medicine: Becoming Active Agents in Our Own Recovery

Tue., Oct. 30, 7:30-9 p.m.
phone 734-485-8725
info@dawnfarm.org

“Personal Medicine: Becoming Active Agents in Our Own Recovery” will be by Jerry Fouchey, BS, MA, SpA, CADC; Dawn Farm Personal Medicine Therapist and Didactic Group Facilitator. Personal Medicine consists of things we do, not things we take, that increase our sense of wellness and help us feel better. This program will discuss how conditions common to early addiction recovery, such as sleep disturbance, psychiatric symptoms, and chronic pain, can be effectively managed, at least in part, through these behavioral interventions. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. free

http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series
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Parenting in Recovery

Tue., Nov. 20, 7:30-9 p.m.
phone 734-485-8725
info@dawnfarm.org

“Parenting in Recovery” will be presented by Mary Jo Desprez, MA; Director, Wolverine Wellness, University Health Service (UHS,) University of Michigan; and Amber Horwitz, Founder Proud Parents of Loss, B.S., MSW candidate. Parenting can be challenging under any circumstances; parents in recovery from substance use disorders face additional challenges. This presentation will discuss the importance of maintaining a strong recovery program while parenting; explore “parenting skills 2.0”; and include a panel discussion. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. free

http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series
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Safe and Effective Management of Pain and Addiction

Tue., Jan. 22, 7:30-9 p.m.
phone 734-485-8725
info@dawnfarm.org

“Safe and Effective Management of Pain and Addiction” will be presented by Carl Christensen, MD, Ph.D., D-FASAM; and Mark A. Weiner, MD, D-FASAM. People with pain deserve relief, and the good news is there are strategies for acute and chronic pain management that are safe and effective for people at risk of or in recovery from substance use disorders. This presentation will discuss various methods of pain management and their relative risks and benefits, and describe creative approaches to effective pain relief for people in recovery from substance use disorders. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. free

http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series
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Trauma, Chemical Use and Addiction

Tue., Jan. 29, 7-9 p.m.
phone 734-485-8725
info@dawnfarm.org

“Trauma, Chemical Use and Addiction” will be presented by Tana Bridge, PhD, ACSW, LMSW, ACTP; Professor, School of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University. 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 substance addiction. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. free

http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series
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Dispelling Myths about Smoking, Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders and Recovery

Tue., Feb. 19, 7:30-9 p.m.
phone 734-485-8725
info@dawnfarm.org

“Dispelling Myths about Smoking, Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders and Recovery” will be presented by Rosemary Bak Lowery, MS, CHES®, CNP, ACSM-CPT; Certified Health Education Specialist. While smoking has trended downward in recent years, it is still highly prevalent in adults with mental health and/or substance use disorder (MH/SUD). This program will shed light on the extent of this public health problem as well as the solution. People with MH/SUD can quit smoking, and when they do, they experience improved mental health and greater success in SUD recovery. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. free

http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series
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Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Addiction: Implications for Recovery

Tue., Feb. 26, 7:30-9 p.m.
phone 734-485-8725
info@dawnfarm.org

"Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Addiction: Implications for Recovery” will be presented by Tiffany Schultz, LLMSW; Dawn Farm Outpatient Therapist. This presentation will explore the ways in which substance use disorders and eating disorders intersect and how those intersections impact the course of treatment and recovery for the individual. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. free

http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series
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Does Addiction Treatment Work?

Tue., March 19, 7:30-9 p.m.
phone 734-485-8725
info@dawnfarm.org

“Does Addiction Treatment Work?” will be presented by Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, D-FASAM. Dr. Christensen will review the recent criticisms of treatment for addiction including Twelve Step, residential, and medication assisted therapy, the scientific studies that do and do not support their use and other controversial issues. The presentation will include a short discussion of naloxone (Narcan) resuscitation. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. free

http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series
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Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery

Tue., March 26, 7:30-9 p.m.
phone 734-485-8725
info@dawnfarm.org

“Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery” will be presented by Jerry Fouchey, BS, MA, SpA, CADC; Dawn Farm Personal Medicine Therapist; and Barb Smith, author of “Brent’s World.” This program will explain various theories of grief and grief recovery, describe losses that people with substance use disorders and their families experience throughout the addiction and recovery processes, and discuss how recovery program tools can help individuals cope with grief and loss. The presentation will include a powerful personal story of grief, loss and recovery. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. free

http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series
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Intervention to Durable Recovery: The Power of Family

Tue., April 16, 7:30-9 p.m.
phone 734-485-8725
info@dawnfarm.org

“Intervention to Durable Recovery: The Power of Family” will be presented by Debra Jay and Jeff Jay; best-selling authors, speakers, clinicians and educators. This presentation will describe how to do an intervention and how to build a recovery team that unites the person with addiction and his/her family in working towards the common goal of sustained recovery. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. Book sale/signing following the presentation. free

http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series
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People Like Me: Mutual Aid and Recovery from Substance Use Disorders

Tue., April 23, 7:30-9 p.m.
phone 734-485-8725
info@dawnfarm.org

“People Like Me: Mutual Aid and Recovery from Substance Use Disorders” will be presented by Todd Diana, Dawn Farm staff. People seeking peer support for recovery from substance use disorders, as well as family members and friends, have an expansive menu of mutual aid groups they can participate in. This presentation will provide an overview of the history, development and current status of mutual aid recovery programs in the USA, and the research supporting the efficacy of mutual aid participation in supporting sustained recovery. The program will include a panel discussion. Part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. free

http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series
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Relapse Prevention

Tue., May 21, 7:30-9 p.m.
phone 734-485-8725
info@dawnfarm.org

“Relapse Prevention” will be presented by Erik Anderson, LMSW, CAADC; Embedded Social Worker, College of Engineering for Counseling and Psychological Services at University of Michigan. Substance addiction has been identified as an illness that requires long-term management. This program will discuss the dynamics of relapse, factors that contribute to relapse, signs that may forewarn of relapse, how to develop a relapse prevention plan and creative, effective strategies to handle both every-day and high-risk situations. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. free

http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series
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