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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

  • Apples and oranges

    Yes! It has become fashionable by commentators in the addictions arena to point to research studies confirming three linked findings:  1) the course of alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems are highl

    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

    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 […]

  • The boundaries of recovery

    In response to recent discussions about reclaiming recovery, Bill White has a thoughtful post on the conceptual boundaries of recovery. I encourage you to read the whole thing. He highlighted a few th

    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

  • 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

  • You’re in recovery if . . .

    There’s a lot of discussion about how to define recovery. Some expand the definition without acknowledging that they are doing it, for the purpose of recovery advocacy. Others more openly advoca

    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.

    Thanks U of M Law!

    A BIG Dawn Farm thank you to the U of M Law School Students for spending their service day with us at the Farm!A little bit of gardening, some painting, sprucing up of the Gift Shop and lots more made for a fun-filled, productive day! Thanks!   Post by Dawn Farm.