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St. Joseph Mercy Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute Auditorium

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5325 Elliot Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States

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 form…

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January 2020

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 and Older Adults

February 18, 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.   Older adults are the fastest growing population in the US. Substance addiction affects this population in a unique way. It's important to consider the intersection of older adults, their medical care providers, and how value systems can play into addiction. The unique nature of how addiction affects…

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March 2020

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

March 24, 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.   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 be posted around the presentation date. About the presenter: Stephen Strobbe, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CARN-AP, FIAAN, FAAN…

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

March 31, 2020 @ 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. 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 people…

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April 2020

Intervention to Durable Recovery: The Power of Family

April 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. Book sale/signing after the presentation Addiction is often described as a "family disease", but up until now, families have been mostly left out of the recovery equation. Involved, supportive families play a critical role in the recovery process, from initiation through long-term recovery. Through extensive work in intervention…

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A History of the Basic Text of Narcotics Anonymous – Dawn Farm Education Series

April 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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Reception/meet-and-greet preceding presentation from 6:30 to 7:30 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.     "Many of us have never known recovery without the Basic Text" Narcotics Anonymous, 6th ed., p. xvii.   Few people know or understand how the Basic Text of Narcotics Anonymous (NA) was written.  This story is of interest for both…

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May 2020

Relapse Prevention – Dawn Farm Education Series

May 19, 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.   Substance 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 helps recovering people develop an effective plan to…

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Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Addiction: Implications for Recovery

May 26, 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.   Co-occurring Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorders often converge in several complex ways. We know that addiction to substances is a primary, chronic, and fatal disease if left untreated; research also tells us that when these two disorders co-occur, treating them simultaneously is the best course of…

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June 2020

People Like Me: Mutual Aid and Recovery from Substance Use Disorders

June 16, 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.   Since the 1700's people have banded together to help each other recover from substance use disorders. Today, people seeking peer support for recovery from substance use disorders, as well as family members and friends of people with substance use disorders, have an expansive menu of mutual aid…

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Coordinating a Community Response to the Opioid Epidemic

June 23, 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.   The WHI Opioid Project is a cross sector coalition that was formed to address the opioid crisis in Washtenaw County. The Opioid Project has members from the health systems, local substance use agencies, government, schools, law enforcement, academia and the recovering community who come together to collectively…

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Sexuality in Addiction Recovery – Dawn Farm Education Series

June 30, 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.   Exploring sexuality in addiction recovery can be a challenging pursuit. When discussing sex, the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, notes: "Here we find human opinions running to extremes-absurd extremes, perhaps. One set of voices cry that sex is a lust of our lower nature, a base necessity of…

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