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About Dawn Farm

Dawn Farm is a Michigan addiction treatment center with an emphasis on the recovering community as the most important source of healing and recovery support for our clients. Dawn Farm is a a 501c(3) non-profit organization.

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Dawn Farm offers a continuum of addiction treatment and recovery support services.

Learn & Understand Dawn Farm Educational Materials

Dawn Farm is passionate about helping addicts find recovery and we have been doing it for a long time. Over the years we’ve learned a thing or two. We’ve also watched addiction treatment change–some of it good, a lot of it terrible.

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VideoA Life Rebuilt

Amy came to Dawn Farm's Spera Recovery Center feeling "broken and hopeless and like [she] didn't have a soul". In detox, she found others who felt the same way, but also found hope and faith. Created by Adam Wright.

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Recent Posts

  • The risks of the biological model

    Bill White reacts to a special addiction-focused supplement in the journal Nature with hope and caution: We should not forget the untoward effects of earlier biological models of addiction.  Such a v

    Worm Farming

    One of the more exciting developments out here at the farm has been the revamping of our compost system. We had thrown the whole thing together out in the field behind the garden with bins made from t

    Dawn Farm 42nd Anniversary Jamboree

    September 13 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Free About the 2015 jamboree… Dawn Farm’s Jamboree is a celebration of 42 years—our annual birthday party! And you’re invited! Originally called our “Founder’s Day,” this event welcomes the community to join us for auctions, kids’ events, live music, great food and more! We welcome the whole family […]

  • Reviewing the evidence-base

    The Atlantic summarizes a recently published attempt to assess the evidence-base. No one is entirely clear on how Brian Nosek pulled it off, including Nosek himself. Over the last three years, the psy

    Thinking vertically

    There are so many cool things happening in the gardening world. People are experimenting with fun new techniques- all with the aim of better food, greater access to that food, and smarter designs that

  • Sentences to ponder

    From Jamie Holmes in the NY Times: Presenting ignorance as less extensive than it is, knowledge as more solid and more stable, and discovery as neater also leads students to misunderstand the interpla

    Back at it!

    We’re in the thick of it out at the farm. Everything is greening up and we’re finally getting that much anticipated break in the weather. This winter was long and cold. One of the things t

    Thanks to our EMU volunteers!

    This semester, a group of social work students from EMU took on the daunting project of transforming a basement room at our 2208 employment center. The goal was a create a space for interview clothes, a small food pantry, and basic household supplies. These are the BEFORE pics: Our social work students made an AMAZING […]

  • The biggest pest of all…

    Quackgrass. There, I said it. Quackgrass is the archnemesis of our vegetable garden. It’s everywhere, and there is likely no getting rid of it. That’s not pessimism, that’s reality.

    Growing Sober

    Dawn Farm was mentioned in an article in Modern Farmer magazine about therapeutic farms for addiction recovery! Rehabilitation programs on farms exist in the United States, too. “Meaningful work is part of the recovery experience,” says Jason Schwartz, clinical director at Dawn Farm, a small rehabilitation center in Ypsilanti, Michigan, where recovering addicts work in the […]