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October 2016

The Intersectionality of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Substance Abuse- Dawn Farm Education Series

October 18, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

There is a strong correlation between domestic violence/sexual assault and alcohol/other drug use – and correlation does not equal cause/effect nor does it define personal responsibility. Intoxication does not excuse a perpetrator nor justify a person being assaulted or abused. Domestic violence/sexual assault offender and survivor alcohol and other drug use/abuse 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 for abusive/assaultive behaviors…

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February 2017

Addiction and Families- Dawn Farm Education Series

February 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Substance addiction is often described as a family condition. Each member of the family unit is affected by addiction within the family and often family members do not realize how profoundly they have been affected. To survive within a framework of chaos, family members often develop roles and defense mechanisms that help them to cope. Family members affected by substance addiction often have challenges in supporting each other and taking care of their own health and well-being. Family involvement is…

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April 2017

Emerging from the Darkness: the End of the Drug War and the Rise of Recovery

April 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Reception at 6:30 pm. Presentation 7:30 pm. Emerging From The Darkness - Slides, April 2017 Flier Video, April 2017 https://vimeo.com/220090690 Not only have the ships for which we have waited for so long appeared on the horizon, some of them have now come into port. Parity. Treatment on demand. Stigma reduction. These once seemingly impossible dreams are today a reality. The White House creates an "Office of Recovery" and speaks openly about a "Third Way" for new policy. States legalize…

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The Brain and Recovery: An Update on Neuroscience of Addiction

April 21, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Rackham Auditorium, 915 E Washington St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Reception at 11:30 am. Presentation 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. Question/Answer time 2:00 - 2:30 pm Brain And Recovery - Slides, April 2017 Flier Click here for a link to the video from this event. LOCATION:  University of Michigan Rackham Amphitheatre, 4th  floor, 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109. Reception in the University of Michigan Rackham Assembly floor, 4th floor. Please see flier (to be posted soon). This event is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, and the University of Michigan Collegiate…

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September 2017

Addiction and Families – Dawn Farm Education Series

September 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Chemical dependency is often described as a family disease. This program will provide an overview of how addiction impacts each member of a family. The presenter will describe the roles and behaviors that family members often acquire when living with addiction, ways in which each family member is affected by addiction in the family, and options for family members to obtain help to cope with addiction in the family.   About the presenter: Lynn Kleiman Malinoff, Ed.D. Lynn is the…

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Addiction 101 – Dawn Farm Education Series

September 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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This program will provide a general overview of alcohol/other drug addiction and recovery. The presenter will examine the progression of alcohol/other drug use, review addiction as a brain disease and discuss the process of recovery. Participants will learn how individuals experience initial and continuing alcohol and other drug use and gain a basic understanding of the process and diagnosis of addiction, how the brain functions in a person with alcohol/other drug addiction, and methods utilized to help people with alcohol/other…

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October 2017

Tobacco Recovery – Dawn Farm Education Series

October 17, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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, and a smoke-free policy does not adversely affect treatment retention. 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…

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In The Doctor’s Office: Recovery Friend or Foe? – Dawn Farm Education Series

October 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Addiction is widely recognized as a chronic illness best treated with long-term monitoring and support. Primary health care settings are natural places for this care to be provided, and studies have demonstrated improved outcomes when people in recovery receive regular health care delivered by recovery-proficient providers. However, health care providers are often poorly equipped to meet the needs of this population and iatrogenic relapse is not uncommon. It's been said that the doctor's office is a dangerous place for people…

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November 2017

Intervention to Durable Recovery: The Power of Family

November 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Book sale/signing after the presentation Flier Addiction is often described as a “family disease” – but up until now, families have been mostly left out of the recovery equation. Involved, supportive families play a critical role in the recovery process, from initiation through long-term recovery. Through extensive work in intervention and family recovery, Debra Jay has developed highly effective, detailed Intervention and Structured Family Recovery™ processes that unlock the secrets of lasting sobriety – techniques that help addicted physicians attain…

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January 2018

Safe and Effective Management of Pain and Addiction – Dawn Farm Education Series

January 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States

The Institute of Medicine estimates around a 100 million Americans suffer with chronic pain, and it’s estimated that about 10% of our population has or has had a substance use disorder. Both chronic pain and substance use disorders are major public health challenges, and treating concurrent pain and substance addiction is especially challenging. Common prescribing practices intended to provide relief of acute and chronic pain can trigger relapse in people with substance use disorders and have also fueled an epidemic…

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