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

March 31, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: We anticipate this will be held at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197. Park in parking area “P.” Please check back nearer to the date to confirm the location!

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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 people with substance use disorders and their families experience throughout the addiction and recovery processes, and discuss how recovery program tools can help individuals cope with grief and loss.

Presentation Slides

Additional Handouts

Grief & Loss Resources

Web Sites:


Abbot, A., Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs. NASW, 2010.


Audio March 2019.  

Video March 2019.

About the presenter:

Jerry Fouchey, BS, MA, Sp.A., CADC; Dawn Farm Lifestyle Medicine Therapist and Didactic Group Facilitator.

Jerry Fouchey has extensive experience in the field of education as an administrator, facilitator, strategist, teacher and practitioner in the areas of educational administration, curriculum, instruction and staff development, and has played leadership roles in many initiatives in various public school districts. After serving several years as a Dawn Farm Spera Recovery Center Counselor and later as an Outpatient Therapist, Jerry Fouchey currently serves as a Lifestyle Medicine Therapist and didactic group facilitator for Dawn Farm. 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 development and implementation of Dawn Farm’s Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Lifestyle Medicine programs.




March 31, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center
5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States


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