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March 2015

Dawn Farm Education Series: Trauma and Chemical Use and Addiction

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center,
5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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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. Handouts: Handouts will be posted around the presentation date   About the presenter: Tana Bridge, Ph.D., LMSW. Dr. Tana Bridge is a Licensed Masters Social Worker in both…

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April 2015

Teens Using Drugs: Part One-What to Know

April 7 @ 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

April 14 @ 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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Dawn Farm Education Series: Intervention!

April 21 @ 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 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 can help…

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6th Annual Ride for Recovery

April 26 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dawn Farm – Ypsilanti,
6633 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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The Ride for Recovery is a family-fun fitness event that will help to provide critical support to Dawn Farm by raising funds for our continuum of services to assist addicts and alcoholics in achieving long term recovery. The 6th Annual Ride for Recovery offers opportunities to participate at any fitness level, with four bike rides to choose from and a run/walk. The event will also include a Recovery Celebration lunch. Date: Sunday, April 26, 2015 Time: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm Location:  6633 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti,…

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Tobacco Cessation and Addiction Recovery – Dawn Farm Education Series

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center,
5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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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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May 2015

Teens Using Drugs: Part One-What to Know

May 5 @ 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

May 12 @ 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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Dawn Farm Education Series: The Physiology of Addiction

May 19 @ 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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In The Doctor’s Office: Recovery Friend or Foe? – Dawn Farm Education Series

May 26 @ 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 26, 2015; 7:30 pm to 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…

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