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

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Unresolved grief and loss frequently accompany people throughout the process of moving from the culture of addiction to the culture of recovery. Families of people with addiction experience grief and loss as well. This program will explain various theories of grief and grief recovery, describe losses that chemically dependent individuals and their families experience throughout the addiction and recovery processes, and discuss how recovery program tools can help individuals cope with grief and loss. The presentation will include a personal story of grief, loss and recovery.

Distance CE: If you are unable to attend and want MCBAP and NAADAC CE credit, distance CE credits are available for a small fee at


Grief And Loss Slides, April 2017

Grief And Loss Handout, April 2017

Audio 2017: 

Grief and Loss Audio

Video 2017: 


Grief & Loss Resources



“Denial to Acceptance: The Stages of Grief in Addiction and Recovery” (


  • Rudman, M.K., Gagne K. D., Bernstein, J.E., Books to Help a Child Cope with Separation and Loss: An Annotated Bibliography 4th ed., 1994.
  • Fitzgerald, Helen, The Grieving Child, 1992.
  • Jarratt, C.J., Helping Children Cope with Separation and Loss, Revised Edition, 1994.
  • J. William Worden, Grief Counseling & Grief Therapy, 2008.
  • Judith Viorst, Necessary Losses, 2002.
  • Lynn, J. and Harrold, J. (1999). Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness, p.41.
  • Abbot, A., Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs. NASW, 2010.

About the presenters:

Jerry Fouchey, BS, MA, Sp.A., CADC

After several years as a Dawn Farm Spera Recovery Center Counselor, Jerry Fouchey currently serves as a Personal Medicine and Outpatient therapist for Dawn Farm.
He has extensive experience in the field of education as an administrator, facilitator, strategist, teacher and practitioner in the areas of Image result for jerry foucheyeducational administration, curriculum, instruction and staff development, and has played leadership roles in many initiatives in various public school districts.  He earned his BS, MA, and Sp.A. from Eastern Michigan University, has received additional training in substance use disorder prevention and treatment procedures, and is a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC).  Jerry was instrumental in the implementation of Dawn Farm’s Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) program.




Barb Smith

Author of “Brent’s World,” Barb Smith shared her personal experiences with grief, loss and recovery. Learn more about Barb at:



March 20
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center
5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States


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