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October 2014

Addiction Recovery Management – Dawn Farm Education Series

October 21, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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October 21, 2014. Reception 6:30pm to 7:30 pm. Presentation 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Addiction is a lifelong, potentially relapsing disorder more effectively managed with a chronic model of care than the acute care model that is most commonly employed. Learn from a renowned expert in this field about how the chronic care model applies to addiction and other illnesses and why disease management programs (such as recovery management programs for impaired health care professionals) are a sustainable model for…

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November 2014

Teens Using Drugs: Part One: What to Know

November 4, 2014 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part One: What to Know - How to understand teen substance abuse problems and recognize when a teen may be harmfully involved with alcohol/other drugs.

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Teens Using Drugs Part Two: What To Do

November 11, 2014 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part Two: What To Do – What should and should not be done to effectively help when a teen alcohol /other drug problem is suspected or identified.

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Dawn Farm Education Series: The Doctor’s Opinion on Alcoholism

November 18, 2014 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Research continues to shed light on the neurobiology of alcohol/other drug addiction. Modern research supports much of what was intuitively and experientially believed by the medical specialists who supported the Alcoholics Anonymous program in its earliest days. This program will describe a physician's view of alcoholism, as presented in the literature of Alcoholics Anonymous and updated with the modern neurobiology of addictive illness. It will include a discussion of Dr. Silkworth’s explanation of alcoholism as a twofold disease affecting mind…

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January 2015

Substance Use and Mental Disorders: One, the Other, or Both? – Dawn Farm Education Series

January 27, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Substance use and mental health disorders often travel together.  This program explores historical and clinical aspects—including assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment, and recovery—of concurrent mental health and substance use disorders, also referred to as co-occurring disorders, comorbid conditions, or dual diagnosis. Handouts:   Substance Use And Mental Disorders: One, the Other, or Both?   Audio:   Video:  https://vimeo.com/120715809   About the presenter: Stephen Strobbe, PhD, RN. Dr. Stephen Strobbe holds the rank of Clinical Associate Professor at both the University of…

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February 2015

Dawn Farm Education Series: The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse

February 24, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Domestic violence offender and survivor alcohol and other drug use/abuse will be central to this discussion. The audience will be provided with a primer regarding batterer tactics, strategies, and core beliefs which hold the batterer accountable for his abusive behaviors while maintaining and promoting survivor safety. The program will help participants to recognize the critical importance of understanding domestic violence and alcohol/other drug use/abuse in order to safely and effectively intervene and/or interrupt the batterer's abusive behaviors and support the…

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March 2015

DAWN FARM EDUCATION SERIES – Al-Anon: A Panel Discussion

March 17, 2015 @ 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 present a lively moderated panel discussion with a unique individual perspective regarding Al-Anon Family Groups, a recovery program for family members and friends of people with alcoholism. The panel members will provide an overview of the Al-Anon program, an opportunity to experience Al-Anon members sharing their stories, and information on how to become involved with Al-Anon. (Please note: Dawn Farm is not affiliated with Al-Anon or any twelve Step organization.) Handouts:  Handouts include Al-Anon “Welcome packets,” including,…

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Dawn Farm Education Series: Recovery and Spiritual Change

March 24, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Many people believe that changes in one’s spirituality/religiousness support recovery. This presentation will look at the results of research with 364 alcoholics over three years, including changes in alcohol use (sobriety), Alcoholics Anonymous involvement, several dimensions of spirituality and religiousness (including beliefs, prayer and meditation, purpose in life, and forgiveness,)  and how they relate to each other. Handouts: Recovery And Spiritual Change 2015 Audio: Slidecast: https://vimeo.com/123279071 About the presenter: Elizabeth A.R. Robinson, Ph.D., MSW. Dr. Robinson recently retired from the University…

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April 2015

Dawn Farm Education Series: Intervention!

April 21, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Intervention can be a highly effective technique for initiating the recovery process in individuals suffering from chemical dependency. Through the intervention process, people who care can learn how to use love and honesty to break through the fear and denial that keeps a person with addiction locked in the downward spiral of his/her disease and create a moment of clarity that allows a person with addiction to accept help. This program will describe how the “Love First” process of Intervention…

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6th Annual Ride for Recovery

April 26, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dawn Farm – Ypsilanti, 6633 Stony Creek Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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$35.00
Annual Ride for Recovery

The Ride for Recovery is a family-fun 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 6th Annual Ride for Recovery offers opportunities to participate at any fitness level, with four bike rides to choose from and a run/walk. The event will also include a Recovery Celebration lunch. Date: Sunday, April 26, 2015 Time: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm Location:  6633 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti,…

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May 2015

Dawn Farm Education Series: The Physiology of Addiction

May 19, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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May 19, 2015; 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Addiction is a chronic brain disease involving complex physiologic processes. Inherent physiologic characteristics influence how individuals response to substances and individual vulnerability to addiction. The physiology of the brain and body is altered by use of alcohol and other drugs and also changes when a person enters into recovery. This program will explore the differences in neurochemistry between the addicted brain and the normal brain, the progression of physiological changes that occur…

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June 2015

Dawn Farm Education Series: It Takes a Family: A Cooperative Approach to Lasting Sobriety

June 30, 2015 @ 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 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Presentation 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Book signing opportunity following the presentation. Addiction to alcohol/other drugs is often described as a “family disease,” but up until now, families have been mostly left out of the recovery equation, which surely contributes to the ubiquitous nature of relapse. Structured Family Recovery™ starts with a family and ends with a family recovery team. It unlocks the secrets of lasting sobriety––those used to keep addicted doctors sober––and makes…

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September 2015

Opiates and Medicine: Where Are We, America? – Dawn Farm Education Series

September 22, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Non-medical use of opiates has been called an “epidemic” by CDC Director Thomas Frieden and “an urgent public health crisis” by former US Attorney General Holder. Local and national leaders and media headlines echo and highlight this concern. How did we get this way? What drives this “epidemic?” This presentation will be a historically based look at the medical use of opiates, especially in American society. It will focus on the development and use of narcotic medications against the background…

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Chemical Dependency and the Family – Dawn Farm Education Series

September 29, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Chemical dependency is often described as a family disease. This program will provide an overview of how addiction impacts each member of a family. The presenter will describe the roles and behaviors that family members often acquire when living with addiction, ways in which each family member is affected by addiction in the family, and options for family members to obtain help to cope with addiction in the family. Distance CE: If you are unable to attend and want MCBAP…

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December 2015

“Umbrella Ball”

December 31, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - January 1, 2016 @ 12:30 am
Dawn Farm – Ypsilanti, 6633 Stony Creek Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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$5.00
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January 2016

Video Premiere – Memo to self: Protecting sobriety with the science of safety

January 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rackham Auditorium, 915 E Washington St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Free

Dr. Kevin McCauley will introduce and show his new video, Memo to self: Protecting sobriety with science and safety. Following the video, we will host a Q & A session. About Dr. McCauley Dr. Kevin McCauley is a graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania. After completion of medical school, he joined the Navy and became a Naval Flight Surgeon. After earning his wings at Pensacola, Florida he was assigned to a Marine helicopter squadron (The Red Lions). Later he…

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Telling Our Stories: Narratives for Recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous-Dawn Farm Education Series

January 26, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Storytelling has always been an important part of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).  We examined 24 new personal stories in the 4th edition of the Big Book, and found that these accounts shared certain elements and structures.  Here we propose a model to help us better understand and appreciate these transformative narratives. Handouts Dr. Strobbe's slides Video https://vimeo.com/167181421 Audio  Telling Our Stories Audio Related reading Alcoholics Anonymous: Personal Stories, Relatedness, Attendance and Affiliation by Stephen Strobbe {a dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment…

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April 2016

Christian Spirituality and Recovery From Addiction-Dawn Farm Education Series

April 26, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Spirituality often plays an important role in recovery initiation, recovery maintenance, and quality of life in recovery from chemical dependency. This program will describe a Christian perspective of how spirituality relates to recovery from chemical dependency, explore personal spiritual needs and life choices, and discuss the Twelve Steps as a spiritual program. Handouts:  Christian Spirituality Handouts April 2016 Related reading Suggestions: Serenity: A Companion for 12 Step Recovery by Robert Hemfelt Spirituality and Addiction Recovery: An Interview with Ernie Kurtz,…

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May 2016

The Recovering Body

May 24, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Most discussions of abstinent addiction recovery focus strictly on developing spiritual approaches to life’s problems and challenges. But, this virtually ignores the experience of the body. The facts are that the body undergoes serious changes and damage during active addiction, and many recovering people wind up frightened that they have wrecked their neurology permanently. Full recovery asks us to change the ways we relate to our bodies, beginning with the discipline of resisting the mind’s obsession about external “solutions” and…

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September 2016

Positive Emotions and the Success of Alcoholics Anonymous – Dawn Farm Education Series

September 20, 2016 @ 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. Flier A 60-year study of adult development performed at Harvard University yielded fascinating information about alcohol use disorders and recovery. This presentation by the study director will present evidence based, prospective longitudinal research on why Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) is the treatment of choice to achieve abstinence from alcohol lasting more than two years. The presentation will suggest the mechanisms by which A.A. achieves these goals. Dr. Vaillant will describe factors that have been…

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October 2016

Teens Using Drugs: Part One–What to Know

October 4, 2016 @ 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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Photo Credit: greekadman via flickr A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part One: What to Know - How to understand teen substance abuse problems and recognize when a teen may be harmfully involved with alcohol/other drugs.

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November 2016

In Our Midst: The Opioid Epidemic, and a Community Response – Dawn Farm Education Series

November 22, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Non-medical use of opiates has been called an “epidemic” by CDC Director Thomas Frieden and “an urgent public health crisis” by former US Attorney General Holder. Local and national leaders and media headlines echo and highlight this concern. Communities across the country are in the grips of an opioid epidemic. Ours is no exception.  Learn about the opioid epidemic in our midst, and what we are doing as a community to respond. The presenter will discuss factors that have contributed…

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February 2017

Addiction and Families- Dawn Farm Education Series

February 21, 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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Substance 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. To survive within a framework of chaos, family members often develop roles and defense mechanisms that help them to cope. Family members affected by substance addiction often have challenges in supporting each other and taking care of their own health and well-being. Family involvement is…

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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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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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September 2018

Dawn Farm 45th Anniversary Jamboree

September 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dawn Farm – Ypsilanti, 6633 Stony Creek Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
Free

The 45th Anniversary Dawn Farm Jamboree is Sunday, September 10th! About the 2018 jamboree... You're invited to our 45th birthday party, the Dawn Farm 45th Anniversary Jamboree! This event welcomes the community to join us for auctions, kids’ events, live music, great food and more! We welcome the whole family to explore the farm, enjoy fellowship, and to celebrate recovery. Don’t miss it! The Jamboree takes place right at our 64-acre farm at 6633 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti, MI. You are…

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Addiction 101 – Dawn Farm Education Series

September 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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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, even when they’re highly motivated to stop using. We know substance addiction is “a primary, chronic disease” but we often treat people with addiction with short-term treatment interventions rather than the…

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Addiction and Families – Dawn Farm Education Series

September 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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 each other and taking care of their own health and well-being. To survive within a framework of chaos, family members often develop roles and defense mechanisms that help them to cope. Family involvement…

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October 2018

Teens Using Drugs: Part One–What to Know

October 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 4, 2019

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Photo Credit: greekadman via flickr A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part One: What to Know - How to understand teen substance abuse problems and recognize when a teen may be harmfully involved with alcohol/other drugs.

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Teens Using Drugs: Part Two–What To Do

October 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 11, 2019

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Photo Credit: greekadman via flickr A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part Two: What To Do – What should and should not be done to effectively help when a teen alcohol /other drug problem is suspected or identified.

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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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November 2018

Teens Using Drugs: Part One–What to Know

November 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 4, 2019

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Photo Credit: greekadman via flickr A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part One: What to Know - How to understand teen substance abuse problems and recognize when a teen may be harmfully involved with alcohol/other drugs.

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Teens Using Drugs: Part Two–What To Do

November 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 11, 2019

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Photo Credit: greekadman via flickr A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part Two: What To Do – What should and should not be done to effectively help when a teen alcohol /other drug problem is suspected or identified.

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An Introduction to Cultivating Mindfulness to Support Recovery

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

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 process of recovery, making explicit the connection.     Handouts: Presentation Slides - 2018 Mindfulness Resources Presentation audio - November 2018 Presentation video - November 2018. About the presenter: Elizabeth A.R. (Libby) Robinson,…

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December 2018

Navigating Grace: The Power of Connection and Transformation

December 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Jeff Jay will share decades of personal and professional recovery experience in an unusual life-and-death story, based on his book, Navigating Grace.  He will describe the unlikely people who helped saved his life. Why do the concepts of service and altruism lie at the heart of Twelve Step Programs? This presentation will take your recovery to the next level.   Related reading suggestions: Navigating Grace: A Solo Voyage of Survival and Redemption by Jeff Jay. Flier       Presentation Audio,…

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January 2019

Teens Using Drugs: Part One–What to Know

January 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Photo Credit: greekadman via flickr A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part One: What to Know - How to understand teen substance abuse problems and recognize when a teen may be harmfully involved with alcohol/other drugs.

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Teens Using Drugs: Part Two–What To Do

January 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Photo Credit: greekadman via flickr A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part Two: What To Do – What should and should not be done to effectively help when a teen alcohol /other drug problem is suspected or identified.

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

January 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States

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 and substance addiction is especially challenging. Common prescribing practices intended to provide relief of acute and chronic pain can trigger relapse in people with substance use disorders and have also fueled an epidemic…

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Trauma, Chemical Use and Addiction – Dawn Farm Education Series

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

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 struggling with trauma and addiction. Presentation Handouts About the presenter: Tana Bridge, PhD, ACSW, LMSW, ACTP Dr. Tana Bridge is a professor of Social Work at Eastern Michigan University. She is an alumna,…

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February 2019

Teens Using Drugs: Part One–What to Know

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 4, 2019

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Photo Credit: greekadman via flickr A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part One: What to Know - How to understand teen substance abuse problems and recognize when a teen may be harmfully involved with alcohol/other drugs.

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Teens Using Drugs: Part Two–What To Do

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 11, 2019

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Photo Credit: greekadman via flickr A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part Two: What To Do – What should and should not be done to effectively help when a teen alcohol /other drug problem is suspected or identified.

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March 2019

Teens Using Drugs: Part One–What to Know

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 4, 2019

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Photo Credit: greekadman via flickr A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part One: What to Know - How to understand teen substance abuse problems and recognize when a teen may be harmfully involved with alcohol/other drugs.

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Teens Using Drugs: Part Two–What To Do

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 11, 2019

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

Photo Credit: greekadman via flickr A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part Two: What To Do – What should and should not be done to effectively help when a teen alcohol /other drug problem is suspected or identified.

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Does Addiction Treatment Work? Dawn Farm Education Series

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Recent publications claim to define research-supported definitive truths about the root causes of addiction and efficacy of treatment modalities; however conclusions are conflicting and have been subject to divergent interpretations. Feel confused? Dr. Christensen will review the recent criticisms of treatment for addiction including Twelve Step, residential, and medication assisted therapy, the scientific studies that do and do not support their use and other controversial issues. The presentation will include a short demonstration of naloxone resuscitation. Naloxone is a medication used…

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

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States

  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…

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April 2019

Teens Using Drugs: Part One–What to Know

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Photo Credit: greekadman via flickr A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part One: What to Know - How to understand teen substance abuse problems and recognize when a teen may be harmfully involved with alcohol/other drugs.

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Teens Using Drugs: Part Two–What To Do

April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Photo Credit: greekadman via flickr A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part Two: What To Do – What should and should not be done to effectively help when a teen alcohol /other drug problem is suspected or identified.

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Dawn Farm Ride for Recovery

April 28 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dawn Farm – Ypsilanti, 6633 Stony Creek Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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We are celebrating 10 years of the 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 2018, we were able to bring in over $21,000 thanks to the…

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May 2019

Teens Using Drugs: Part One–What to Know

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 4, 2019

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Photo Credit: greekadman via flickr A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part One: What to Know - How to understand teen substance abuse problems and recognize when a teen may be harmfully involved with alcohol/other drugs.

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Teens Using Drugs: Part Two–What To Do

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 11, 2019

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Photo Credit: greekadman via flickr A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part Two: What To Do – What should and should not be done to effectively help when a teen alcohol /other drug problem is suspected or identified.

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Relapse Prevention – Dawn Farm Education Series

May 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Addiction has been identified as an illness that requires long-term management. Relapse is a process that begins before alcohol/other drug use is resumed and is usually preceded by a pattern of progressive warning signs. Understanding the relapse process assists recovering people to develop an effective plan to identify and prevent relapse. This program will discuss the dynamics of relapse, signs that may forewarn of relapse, how to develop a relapse prevention plan and strategies to handle both everyday and high-risk…

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

May 28 @ 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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June 2019

Teens Using Drugs: Part One–What to Know

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 4, 2019

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Photo Credit: greekadman via flickr A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part One: What to Know - How to understand teen substance abuse problems and recognize when a teen may be harmfully involved with alcohol/other drugs.

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Teens Using Drugs: Part Two–What To Do

June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 11, 2019

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Photo Credit: greekadman via flickr A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part Two: What To Do – What should and should not be done to effectively help when a teen alcohol /other drug problem is suspected or identified.

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