Wed, 21 January 2015
“Christian Spirituality and Recovery From Addiction” was presented on TuesdayJanuary 20, 2015; by Brother Ed Conlin, BSEd, CADC; Addiction Counselor, Detroit Capuchin Service System. 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. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series. Brother Ed Conlin worked for over twenty years on behalf of a charitable trust in Belfast, Northern Ireland after he graduated from the University of Michigan. After returning to the USA Brother Ed served for several years as the team leader at Dawn Farm Detox. Brother Ed is currently a chaplain and addiction counselor with the Detroit Capuchin Service System in Detroit, serving people who are homeless, mentally ill, or chemically dependent.