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April 2017

Emerging from the Darkness: the End of the Drug War and the Rise of Recovery

April 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Reception at 6:30 pm. Presentation 7:30 pm. Emerging From The Darkness - Slides, April 2017 Flier Video, April 2017 https://vimeo.com/220090690 Not only have the ships for which we have waited for so long appeared on the horizon, some of them have now come into port. Parity. Treatment on demand. Stigma reduction. These once seemingly impossible dreams are today a reality. The White House creates an "Office of Recovery" and speaks openly about a "Third Way" for new policy. States legalize…

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The Brain and Recovery: An Update on Neuroscience of Addiction

April 21, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Rackham Auditorium, 915 E Washington St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Reception at 11:30 am. Presentation 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm. Question/Answer time 2:00 - 2:30 pm Brain And Recovery - Slides, April 2017 Flier Click here for a link to the video from this event. LOCATION:  University of Michigan Rackham Amphitheatre, 4th  floor, 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109. Reception in the University of Michigan Rackham Assembly floor, 4th floor. Please see flier (to be posted soon). This event is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, and the University of Michigan Collegiate…

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September 2017

Addiction 101 ““ Dawn Farm Education Series

September 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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This program will provide a general overview of alcohol/other drug addiction and recovery. The presenter will examine the progression of alcohol/other drug use, review addiction as a brain disease and discuss the process of recovery. Participants will learn how individuals experience initial and continuing alcohol and other drug use and gain a basic understanding of the process and diagnosis of addiction, how the brain functions in a person with alcohol/other drug addiction, and methods utilized to help people with alcohol/other…

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October 2017

Tobacco Recovery ““ Dawn Farm Education Series

October 17, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Despite downward trends in the prevalence of tobacco use in the general population, tobacco use remains a significant problem among people with alcohol/other drug addiction. Research has demonstrated that tobacco cessation has positive effects on recovery and relapse rates, and a smoke-free policy does not adversely affect treatment retention. This program will describe the prevalence of tobacco addiction among people with alcohol and other drug addictions, the relationship between tobacco use and recovery, and information on tobacco cessation techniques targeted…

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In The Doctor’s Office: Recovery Friend or Foe? ““ Dawn Farm Education Series

October 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Addiction is widely recognized as a chronic illness best treated with long-term monitoring and support. Primary health care settings are natural places for this care to be provided, and studies have demonstrated improved outcomes when people in recovery receive regular health care delivered by recovery-proficient providers. However, health care providers are often poorly equipped to meet the needs of this population and iatrogenic relapse is not uncommon. It's been said that the doctor's office is a dangerous place for people…

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January 2018

How to Support Recovery and Not Support Addiction – Dawn Farm Education Series

January 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The course of an individual's alcohol/other drug addiction may often be influenced by family members, friends, employers and others. The disease of addiction is often poorly understood, and the behaviors of a person with addiction are often bewildering to family and friends. Well intentioned but poorly-informed individuals may inadvertently act in ways that can enable addiction to progress. When all else has failed - what does work when confronted with a loved one's addiction? What does not work? What can…

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March 2018

Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances-Dawn Farm Education Series

March 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The transition to a college environment can pose a significant risk to a recovering student and to students susceptible to alcohol/other drug problems. Many colleges and universities "“ including the University of Michigan - have developed programs to help recovering students maintain their recovery, excel academically and have a normative college experience apart from the culture of drinking/drug use. Collegiate Recovery Programs provide a supportive community where students in recovery can succeed academically while enjoying a genuine college experience, free…

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April 2018

Suicide Prevention and Addiction-Dawn Farm Education Series

April 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

There is an alarmingly high prevalence of suicide among people with addiction and the period of early recovery from addiction is especially high risk. Family, friends and professionals are often strategically positioned to recognize potential suicidal thinking and intervene to help. This program will raise awareness of the signs of suicidal thinking and describe ways to offer support and obtain help for people who may be contemplating suicide. Participants will learn how to recognize suicidal thinking, reach out and offer…

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May 2018

Gratitude and Addiction Recovery – Dawn Farm Education Series

"Gratitude" is a frequent topic in recovery circles, a recurrent theme in recovery program literature, and a central component of addiction recovery for many recovering people. Gratitude practices are commonly employed in addiction treatment and in recovery. This presentation will provide definitions of gratitude proposed by social scientists, present scientific findings about the benefits of gratitude, cover theories for the ways in which gratitude "works" (in general and in recovery). Together we will practice at least two gratitude exercises. About…

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October 2018

Intersectionality if Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Substance Use/Substance Use Disorders

October 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

There is a strong correlation between domestic violence/sexual assault and alcohol/other drug use "“ and correlation does not equal cause/effect nor does it define personal responsibility. Intoxication does not explain abuse or assault, excuse a perpetrator's behaviors, or justify a person being assaulted or abused. Domestic violence/sexual assault offender and survivor alcohol and other drug use will be central to this discussion.  The audience will be provided with a primmer regarding perpetrator tactics, strategies, and core beliefs which hold the…

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