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November 2014

DAWN FARM EDUCATION SERIES-Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances

November 25 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center,
5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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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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December 2014

Dawn Farm Education Series-Suicide Prevention and Addiction

December 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center,
5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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There is an alarmingly high prevalence of suicide among people with addiction and the period of early recovery from addiction is especially high risk. Family, friends and professionals are often strategically positioned to recognize potential suicidal thinking and intervene to help. This program will raise awareness of the signs of suicidal thinking and describe ways to offer support and obtain help for people who may be contemplating suicide. Participants will learn how to recognize suicidal thinking, reach out and offer…

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January 2015

Teens Using Drugs: Part One-What to Know

January 6, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Recurs the first Tuesday of every month.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center,
5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part One: What to Know – How to understand teen substance abuse problems and recognize when a teen may be harmfully involved with alcohol/other drugs.

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Teens Using Drugs Part Two: What To Do

January 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every month on the second Tuesday until June 9, 2015
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center,
5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part Two: What To Do – What should and should not be done to effectively help when a teen alcohol /other drug problem is suspected or identified.

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Recovery from Addiction and Christian Spirituality – Dawn Farm Education Series

January 20, 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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Spirituality often plays an important role in recovery initiation, recovery maintenance, and quality of life in recovery from chemical dependency. This program will describe a Christian perspective of how spirituality relates to recovery from chemical dependency, explore personal spiritual needs and life choices, and discuss the Twelve Steps as a spiritual program. Handouts: Handouts will be posted around the presentation date. Related reading Suggestions: So Help Me God: Substance Abuse, Religion and Spirituality. White paper from CASA Columbia, November 2001.…

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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:  Handouts will be posted around the presentation date. About the presenter: Stephen Strobbe, PhD, RN. Dr. Stephen Strobbe holds the rank of Clinical Associate Professor at both the University of Michigan School of Nursing and the Department of Psychiatry.…

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February 2015

Teens Using Drugs: Part One-What to Know

February 3, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Recurs the first Tuesday of every month.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center,
5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part One: What to Know – How to understand teen substance abuse problems and recognize when a teen may be harmfully involved with alcohol/other drugs.

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Teens Using Drugs Part Two: What To Do

February 10, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every month on the second Tuesday until June 9, 2015
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center,
5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part Two: What To Do – What should and should not be done to effectively help when a teen alcohol /other drug problem is suspected or identified.

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Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery– Dawn Farm Education Series

February 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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The culture of addiction is rife with experiences of grief and loss for the person with addiction and for family and friends. The nature of these experiences combined with the stigma, shame and general lack of understanding of addiction can make grief and loss associated with addiction lonely and difficult to heal from. This program will describe theories of grief and grief recovery, losses that the chemically dependent individual and his/her family experience throughout the addiction and recovery processes, and…

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

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 primmer 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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