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September 2016
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Dawn Farm 43rd Anniversary Jamboree

September 11 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dawn Farm – Ypsilanti,
6633 Stony Creek Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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About the 2016 jamboree... Dawn Farm’s Anniversary Jamboree is a celebration of 43 years in operation. It's 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 to explore the farm, enjoy fellowship, and to celebrate recovery. Don’t miss it! You are our special guest! The Jamboree is the ultimate family event—and it’s FREE. All…

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Positive Emotions and the Success of Alcoholics Anonymous – Dawn Farm Education Series

September 20 @ 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. Flier A 60-year study of adult development performed at Harvard University yielded fascinating information about alcohol use disorders and recovery. This presentation by the study director will present evidence based, prospective longitudinal research on why Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) is the treatment of choice to achieve abstinence from alcohol lasting more than two years. The presentation will suggest the mechanisms by which A.A. achieves these goals. Dr. Vaillant will describe factors that have been…

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Paths In To and Paths Out Of Alcoholism – Dawn Farm Education Series and UM Recovery Program

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rackham Auditorium,
915 E Washington St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Reception at 6:30 pm. Presentation 7:30 pm. Two cohorts of males with alcohol addiction– one “privileged” and one severely “underprivileged” – were followed prospectively for 60 years in a well-known Harvard study. By following the men from youth to older age it was possible to observe their drinking patterns and determine factors that may have contributed to the development and progression of alcohol addiction and to recovery from alcohol addiction. This presentation by the study director will discuss evidence from…

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Addiction 101 – Dawn Farm Education Series

September 27 @ 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 2016

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

October 18 @ 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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Trauma and Chemical Use and Addiction – Dawn Farm Education Series

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Current research highlights the relationship between chemical use, addition and trauma. 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 addiction. About the presenter: Tana Bridge, PhD, ACSW, LMSW, ACTP Dr. Tana Bridge is a Licensed Masters Social Worker in both clinical and macro practice. Currently she is a…

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November 2016

Intervention to Durable Recovery: The Power of Family

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Reception at 6:30pm Presentation at 7:30pm 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 –…

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In Our Midst: The Opioid Epidemic, and a Community Response – Dawn Farm Education Series

November 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center,
5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Non-medical use of opiates has been called an “epidemic” by CDC Director Thomas Frieden and “an urgent public health crisis” by former US Attorney General Holder. Local and national leaders and media headlines echo and highlight this concern. Communities across the country are in the grips of an opioid epidemic. Ours is no exception.  Learn about the opioid epidemic in our midst, and what we are doing as a community to respond. The presenter will discuss factors that have contributed…

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Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances-Dawn Farm Education Series

November 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The transition to a college environment can pose a significant risk to a recovering student and to students susceptible to alcohol/other drug problems. Many colleges and universities – including the University of Michigan - have developed programs to help recovering students maintain their recovery, excel academically and have a normative college experience apart from the culture of drinking/drug use. Collegiate Recovery Programs provide a supportive community where students in recovery can succeed academically while enjoying a genuine college experience, free…

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January 2017

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

January 17, 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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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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