Teens Using Drugs

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Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do is a free, ongoing, two-part series targeted to parents and caretakers of teens but also inclusive of other family members, teens, and people who work with teens and families.  It is designed to provide education on how to understand, identify and address adolescent alcohol/other drug use and problems, create a positive attitude towards obtaining help for adolescents with alcohol/other drug problems, and increase participants’ readiness and ability to address adolescent alcohol/other drug use. This program has made a difference to families struggling with teen substance abuse, and to others who want to help.

2015/2016 Schedule

Part 1: What to Know

Provides information on how to understand the progression of teen substance abuse problems, recognize signs and patterns of a teen substance abuse problem, and know when a teen’s use of alcohol/other drugs requires action.

Dates: 1st Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June.
(October 6, November 3: 2015 [No program in December 2015] January 5, February 2, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7: 2016)

Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Part 2: What to Do

Provides information on what should and should not be done when teen substance abuse is suspected or recognized, and strategies for helping “teens using drugs.” Part two includes a recovering young person, who describes his or her experiences – how it was before recovery, what happened, and how it is now.

Dates: 2nd Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June
(October 13, November 10: 2015 [No program in December 2015] January 12, February 9, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14: 2016)

(October 14, November 11: 2014 [No program in December 2014] January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9: 2015)

Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm


St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center
5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
View map and directions here

PLEASE NOTE: This is the same building as the administration building – it is situated between the Emergency Room and the Family Birthing Center/Imaging Center.

We will place signs in the building directing you from this entrance to the location of the program.


Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do. Part One (What To Know) – June 2015 from Dawn Farm on Vimeo.

Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do. Part Two: What To Do – June 2015 from Dawn Farm on Vimeo.

More information

The program was developed and presented by Ron Harrison from 1999 until his death in 2011. Before his death, Ron asked Dawn Farm to continue this program should he ever be unable to teach it himself.

Programs will be presented by staff from Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services team. The series is coordinated by Ray Dalton, MA, CAADC; Coordinator for Dawn Farm Outpatient, Community Corrections and Youth and Family Services. The series is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Ann Arbor Public Schools, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Network, and the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center.

The series is free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request.

For more information, please contact Dawn Farm at 734-485-8725 or Printable flier available here.

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