Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series
Cultivating Mindfulness to Support Recovery – September 2014

Cultivating Mindfulness to Support Recovery” was presented on Tuesday October 28, 2014; by Dr. Elizabeth A.R. Robinson, Ph.D., MSW. Research supports mindfulness practices as effective techniques to support sustained recovery from substance use disorders. This presentation will describe mindfulness, demonstrate mindfulness techniques and provide opportunities for the audience to experience and cultivate mindfulness, and review the evidence of the positive effects of mindfulness on recovery.

This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education 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.

 

Dr. Robinson has taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction since 2003. She has practiced mindfulness meditation since 1979 and was trained to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction by Jon Kabat-Zinn and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness, where he developed this program for cultivating mindfulness. She recently retired from the University of Michigan, where she was a Research Assistant Professor, carrying out NIH-funded research on the role of spiritual and religious change in recovery. She also did an NIAAA post-doctoral fellowship at the U of M Addiction Research Center and was on the social work faculty at Case Western Reserve University and the University at Buffalo. Dr. Robinson has an MSW and MPH from the University of Michigan, as well as her Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Work.

Direct download: CultivatingMindfulness_10--28-2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:55am EDT

Opiates and Medicine: Where Are We America? – September 2014

Opiates and Medicine; Where Are We, America?” was presented on Tuesday September 23, 2014; by Dr. Jeffrey P. Berger, MD, FASAM. Non-medical use of opiates has been called an “epidemic” by CDC Director Thomas Frieden and “an urgent public health crisis” by US Attorney General Holder. Local and national leaders and media headlines echo and highlight this concern. How did we get this way?  This presentation is a historically based look at the medical use of opiates, especially in American society.  It describes the development and use of narcotic medications against the background of the three opiate epidemics in America. Dr. Berger discusses the history of opiates in medicine, opiate addiction as a brain disease, issues in the use of opiates to treat chronic pain and the medical treatment of addiction.  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.

 

Dr. Jeffrey Berger is a native of the Detroit Area.  He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in German Language and Literature and later his MD degree from Wayne State University.  Following Medical School, he completed training in Internal Medicine and is a Board Certified Internist. Early in his career as a physician, he became interested in Addiction Medicine.  He began working at Henry Ford Hospital’s Maplegrove Center in 1983 and is board-certified by the  American Society of Addiction Medicine.  He began working at Brighton Hospital in 1998 and is now the Medical Director of the Brighton Center for Recovery.

Direct download: OpiatesAndMedicine_09-23-2014WF.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:17pm EDT

Chemical Dependency and the Family - September 2014

Chemical Dependency and the Family was presented on September 30, 2014 by Dr. Lynn Kleiman Malinoff, Ed.D.; Director, Eastern Michigan University 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Chemical dependency is often described as a family disease. This program will provide an overview of how addiction impacts each member of a family. The presenter describes the roles and behaviors that family members often acquire when living with addiction, ways in which each family member is affected by addiction in the family, and options for family members to obtain help to cope with addiction in the family.  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: CDandFAMILY_09-30-2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:26am EDT

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