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March 2018

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

March 27 @ 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

Cultivating Mindfulness to Support Recovery-Dawn Farm Education Series

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Recent research confirms the efficacy of mindfulness practices to support attaining and sustaining recovery from substance use disorders. This presentation will provide an overview of theory and research supporting mindfulness practices for people with addiction as well as practical techniques to cultivate mindfulness and apply mindfulness practices. The presentation defines mindfulness, reviews the evidence of the positive effects of mindfulness on recovery and demonstrates some basic mindfulness techniques.     Handouts: Cultivating Mindfulness To Support Recovery - Slides and Handouts…

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Suicide Prevention and Addiction-Dawn Farm Education Series

April 24 @ 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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Dawn Farm Ride for Recovery

April 29 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dawn Farm – Ypsilanti, 6633 Stony Creek Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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It's almost time for the 9th Annual Ride for Recovery! The Ride for Recovery is a family-oriented fitness event that will help to provide critical support to Dawn Farm by raising funds for our continuum of services to assist addicts and alcoholics in achieving long term recovery. The 8th Annual Ride for Recovery offers opportunities to participate at any fitness level, with four bike rides to choose from and a run/walk. In 2016, we were able to bring in over $21,000 thanks to the…

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May 2018

Co-Occurring Disorders: Understanding Self-Medication and Complex Recovery – Dawn Farm Education Series

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States

  Co-Occurring Disorders, also known as Dual Diagnosis, is the term used to describe having both a substance use disorder and a mental health or medical illness; the symptoms of one influence the symptoms and treatment of the other.  Diagnosing and treating these disorders can be challenging, as the two are often so entwined that they are difficult to separate.  People with dual diagnosis issues often use substances to self-medicate to treat the symptoms of their medical or mental health…

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Gratitude and Addiction Recovery – Dawn Farm Education Series

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

“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), and ponder whether gratitude has a “downside.” .” Together we…

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Spirituality in Recovery: The Many Paths to Spiritual Fitness

May 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Twelve Step recovery programs challenge participants through the Eleventh Step to “seek through prayer and meditation to improve their conscious contact with God as they understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will and the power to carry that out.” The literature points out that recovering people have "tread innumerable paths" in this process.  This presentation will encourage participants to clarify their personal understanding of a Higher Power, examine the quality of their relationship with that Power, and explore…

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