Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series

“Jewish Spirituality and Recovery from Addiction” was presented on Tuesday April 23, 2013; by Rabbi Yisrael Pinson; Director, Jewish Recovery International and Editor-In-Chief, JewishRecovery.org. Does spirituality contribute to one's recovery? Does recovery contribute to one's spirituality? The combination of the values of recovery and the values of spirituality create a powerful environment that brings a healthy and meaningful life. The audience will gain an understanding of Jewish spirituality, the spirituality of recovery, the difference between religion and spirituality, and how to use both for their recovery.  Rabbi Yisrael Pinson is the Director of Jewish Recovery International and editor of JewishRecovery.org. Rabbi Pinson received his high school and college-level education at several intensive private schools the world over, including the distinguished Machon LeSmicha Center for Ordination in Melbourne, Australia. He has served communities and individuals from the Caribbean to Canada, and was instrumental in creating a Jewish Recovery Community in Metro-Detroit where people with addiction and their families are helped through support, guidance, friendship and community.  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.

Direct download: JewishSpirituality-04-23-2013.mp3
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“In the Doctor's Office: Recovery Friend or Foe?” was presented on Tuesday April 16, 2013; by Dr. Mark Weiner, MD; specialist in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine; and Matthew Statman, LMSW, CAADC; University of Michigan Collegiate Recovery Program manager. It's been said that the doctor’s office is a dangerous place for people in recovery from addiction. It's also been said that recovering people are terrible patients. This program will discuss whether these statements are fair and why doctors and other healthcare providers are essential allies for long term recovery. The program will describe in detail how recovering people can take responsibility for their physical health and recruit health care providers as allies. 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.

Direct download: InTheDoctorsOffice04-16-2013.mp3
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