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October 2014

Addiction Recovery Management – Dawn Farm Education Series

October 21, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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October 21, 2014. Reception 6:30pm to 7:30 pm. Presentation 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Addiction is a lifelong, potentially relapsing disorder more effectively managed with a chronic model of care than the acute care model that is most commonly employed. Learn from a renowned expert in this field about how the chronic care model applies to addiction and other illnesses and why disease management programs (such as recovery management programs for impaired health care professionals) are a sustainable model for…

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November 2014

Dawn Farm Education Series: The Doctor’s Opinion on Alcoholism

November 18, 2014 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Research continues to shed light on the neurobiology of alcohol/other drug addiction. Modern research supports much of what was intuitively and experientially believed by the medical specialists who supported the Alcoholics Anonymous program in its earliest days. This program will describe a physician's view of alcoholism, as presented in the literature of Alcoholics Anonymous and updated with the modern neurobiology of addictive illness. It will include a discussion of Dr. Silkworth’s explanation of alcoholism as a twofold disease affecting mind…

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January 2015

Substance Use and Mental Disorders: One, the Other, or Both? – Dawn Farm Education Series

January 27, 2015 @ 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 use and mental health disorders often travel together.  This program explores historical and clinical aspects—including assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment, and recovery—of concurrent mental health and substance use disorders, also referred to as co-occurring disorders, comorbid conditions, or dual diagnosis. Handouts:   Substance Use And Mental Disorders: One, the Other, or Both?   Audio:   Video:  https://vimeo.com/120715809   About the presenter: Stephen Strobbe, PhD, RN. Dr. Stephen Strobbe holds the rank of Clinical Associate Professor at both the University of…

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February 2015

Dawn Farm Education Series: The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse

February 24, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Domestic violence offender and survivor alcohol and other drug use/abuse will be central to this discussion. The audience will be provided with a primer regarding batterer tactics, strategies, and core beliefs which hold the batterer accountable for his abusive behaviors while maintaining and promoting survivor safety. The program will help participants to recognize the critical importance of understanding domestic violence and alcohol/other drug use/abuse in order to safely and effectively intervene and/or interrupt the batterer's abusive behaviors and support the…

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March 2015

DAWN FARM EDUCATION SERIES – Al-Anon: A Panel Discussion

March 17, 2015 @ 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 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.) Handouts:  Handouts include Al-Anon “Welcome packets,” including,…

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Dawn Farm Education Series: Recovery and Spiritual Change

March 24, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Many people believe that changes in one’s spirituality/religiousness support recovery. This presentation will look at the results of research with 364 alcoholics over three years, including changes in alcohol use (sobriety), Alcoholics Anonymous involvement, several dimensions of spirituality and religiousness (including beliefs, prayer and meditation, purpose in life, and forgiveness,)  and how they relate to each other. Handouts: Recovery And Spiritual Change 2015 Audio: Slidecast: https://vimeo.com/123279071 About the presenter: Elizabeth A.R. Robinson, Ph.D., MSW. Dr. Robinson recently retired from the University…

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April 2015

Dawn Farm Education Series: Intervention!

April 21, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Intervention can be a highly effective technique for initiating the recovery process in individuals suffering from chemical dependency. Through the intervention process, people who care can learn how to use love and honesty to break through the fear and denial that keeps a person with addiction locked in the downward spiral of his/her disease and create a moment of clarity that allows a person with addiction to accept help. This program will describe how the “Love First” process of Intervention…

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May 2015

Dawn Farm Education Series: The Physiology of Addiction

May 19, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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May 19, 2015; 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Addiction is a chronic brain disease involving complex physiologic processes. Inherent physiologic characteristics influence how individuals response to substances and individual vulnerability to addiction. The physiology of the brain and body is altered by use of alcohol and other drugs and also changes when a person enters into recovery. This program will explore the differences in neurochemistry between the addicted brain and the normal brain, the progression of physiological changes that occur…

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