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September 2019

Addiction and Families – Dawn Farm Education Series

September 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: St. Joseph Mercy Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute auditorium, 5325 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197. Park in parking area “M.” Please click here to access the main Education Series information page.   Alcohol/other drug addiction is often described as a “family condition.” Each member of the family unit is affected by addiction within the family and often family members do not realize how profoundly they have been affected. Family members affected by substance addiction often have challenges in supporting…

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October 2019

An Introduction to Cultivating Mindfulness to Support Recovery

October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: St. Joseph Mercy Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute auditorium, 5325 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197.  Park in parking area “M.” Please click here to access the main Education Series information page.   Mindfulness practices have been found to be effective in supporting sustained recovery from substance use disorders. This presentation will define mindfulness, describe research supporting mindfulness’ benefit, and provide opportunities for the audience to experience and cultivate mindfulness.  Lastly, we will tie these experiences and research to the…

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Safe and Effective Management of Pain and Addiction – Dawn Farm Education Series

October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute Auditorium, 5325 Elliot Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States

Location: St. Joseph Mercy Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute auditorium, 5325 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197.  Park in parking area “M.” Please click here to access the main Education Series information page.   The Institute of Medicine estimates around a 100 million Americans suffer with chronic pain, and it’s estimated that about 10% of our population has or has had a substance use disorder. Both chronic pain and substance use disorders are major public health challenges, and treating concurrent pain…

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November 2019

Being a Parent in Recovery – Dawn Farm Education Series

November 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute Auditorium, 5325 Elliot Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Location: St. Joseph Mercy Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute auditorium, 5325 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197. Park in parking area “M.” Please click here to access the main Education Series information page. The entire family unit is profoundly affected by the active addiction of a parent, often through generations. The challenges and healing that go along with recovery of a family member also exert a profound influence in the immediate family and in future generations. During the active addiction of…

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December 2019

Yoga: A Holistic Approach to Substance Use Disorder Recovery – Dawn Farm Education Series

December 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute Auditorium, 5325 Elliot Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Location: St. Joseph Mercy Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute auditorium, 5325 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197.  Park in parking area “M.”  Please click here to access the main Education Series information page. Western cultures are learning what our eastern counterparts have known for centuries: yoga promotes overall wellness and has beneficial effects for people who have a variety of physical and mental health challenges. Research shows us that yoga decreases stress hormones, increases mood-benefiting neurotransmitters, and helps new neural pathways…

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January 2020

Trauma, Chemical Use and Addiction – Dawn Farm Education Series

January 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute Auditorium, 5325 Elliot Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Location: St. Joseph Mercy Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute auditorium, 5325 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197. Park in parking area “M.” Please click here to access the main Education Series information page.   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…

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How Can Communities Support Recovery? – Dawn Farm Education Series

January 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute Auditorium, 5325 Elliot Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Location: St. Joseph Mercy Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute auditorium, 5325 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197. Park in parking area “M.” Please click here to access the main Education Series information page. Personal recovery happens within a community. Intrinsic and extrinsic factors influence the initiation and maintenance of recovery. Traditional treatment and recovery efforts have mainly focused on the intrinsic, but communities can help to support recovery efforts, too. Learn about the “Healing Forest” model, and identify strategies that we…

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February 2020

Addiction 101 – Dawn Farm Education Series

February 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Location: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197. Park in parking area “P.” Please click here to access the main Education Series information page.   Substance use disorders are poorly understood by the general population as well as by many professionals. “Why don’t you just stop” is a common refrain from family member and friends, and people with addiction often wonder why they return again and again to substance use and associated self-destructive behaviors,…

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March 2020

Behavioral Addictions: Don’t Worry, It’s Not a Problem for Me – Dawn Farm Education Series

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! Please click here to access the main Education Series information page.   When people think about “addiction” they usually think of substances such as alcohol, nicotine and other drugs. Rewarding behaviors such as gambling, Internet use, gaming, eating, sex, exercise, shopping and…

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What about Weed? The Cannabis Controversy: Past, Present, and Future – Dawn Farm Education Series

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! Please click here to access the main Education Series information page.   Cannabis has a long and complex history in the United States.  In this program, we will examine this fascinating phenomenon and its implications, past, present, and future.   Handouts will…

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