Wed, 17 June 2015
“How to Support Recovery and Not Support Addiction” was presented on Tuesday June 16, 2015; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Jerry Fouchey, BS, MA, SPA. 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 others do to help? What does not help? What role does an individual play in supporting another person’s recovery process? These and other questions will be addressed in order to assist participants to find effective methods to successfully support another person’s recovery, avoid enabling another person’s addiction, and maintain their own health and well-being. 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.
Jerry Fouchey is a Dawn Farm Spera Recovery Center counselor and Outpatient therapist. Jerry was instrumental in implementing Dawn Farm’s Dialectical Behavioral Therapy program. He has extensive experience in the field of education as a strategist, facilitator, administrator, teacher and practitioner in the areas of educational administration, curriculum, instruction, and staff development, and has played leadership roles in many initiatives in various school districts. He earned his BS, MA and Sp.A. from Eastern Michigan University and has received additional training in substance use disorder prevention and treatment procedures and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.