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

March 26 @ 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.

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Grief & Loss Resources

Web Sites:


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 and later as an Outpatient therapist, Jerry Fouchey currently serves as a Lifestyle Medicine therapist and didactic group facilitator 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 26
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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