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Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series

Apr 21, 2018

Cultivating Mindfulness to Support Recovery was presented on Tuesday April 17, 2018, by Dr.  Elizabeth A.R. Robinson, MPH, MSW, Ph.D. Mindfulness practices are effective in supporting sustained recovery from substance use disorders. This presentation will describe theory and research supporting mindfulness, demonstrate...


Apr 3, 2018

Relapse Prevention was presented on Tuesday February 27, 2018, by Erik Anderson LMSW, CAADC, University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services. 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...


Feb 27, 2018

"Does Addiction Treatment Work?" was presented on February 20, 2018; by Dr. Carl Christensen, MD, Ph.D., D-FASAM. Recent publications purport 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...


Feb 3, 2018

How to Support Recovery and Not Support Addiction was presented on January 23, 2018, by Dr. Charles F. Gehrke, MD, FACP, FASAM.  The course of an individual’s substance use may be strongly influenced by family members, friends, employers and others. The disease of addiction is often poorly understood, and the...


Jan 28, 2018

Safe and Effective Management of Pain and Addiction was presented on January 16, 2018; by Dr. Carl Christensen, MD, Ph.D., D-FASAM; and Dr. Mark A. Weiner, MD, D-FASAM. 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...