Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series
Relapse Prevention - December 2015

“Relapse Prevention” was presented on Tuesday December 15, 2015, by Erik Anderson LMSW, CAADC, Dawn Farm Outpatient Program Therapist. 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 and is usually preceded by a pattern of progressive warning signs. Understanding the relapse process helps recovering people develop an effective plan to identify and prevent relapse. This program will discuss the dynamics of relapse, factors that contribute to relapse, signs that may forewarn of relapse, how to develop a relapse prevention plan and creative, effective strategies to handle both everyday and high-risk situations.

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.

Erik Anderson, LMSW,  CAADC has been employed by Dawn Farm as an Outpatient Therapist since May 2013. As an Outpatient therapist Erik provides EMDR trauma therapy; facilitates outpatient substance abuse groups; completes biopsychosocial assessments, diagnoses, and ASAM level of care recommendations; works with clients in person-centered treatment planning; and coordinates care with other community agencies.  

Erik is also an instructor at Eastern Michigan University School of Social work where he teaches classes on interpersonal social work practice.

Erik is a Subject Master Expert for the IC&RC (INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION & RECIPROCITY CONSORTIUM) where he develops test questions for the Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification Exam.

Erik earned his Master of Social Work from Wayne State University in 2013 with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral interpersonal practice, and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.

 

Direct download: RelapsePrevention_12-25-2015.mp3
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How To Support Recovery and Not Support Addiction - November 2015

“How To Support Recovery and Not Support Addiction” was presented on November 24, 2015; by Charles F. Gehrke, MD, FACP, FASAM. The course of an individual’s alcohol/other drug addiction may be strongly 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 enable addiction to progress by shielding the person with addiction from consequences.  This program will address these common questions: 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?  The program will outline simple but effective actions for family, friends and others to avoid enabling another person’s addiction, support their loved one’s recovery, and maintain their own health and well-being.

Charles F. Gehrke, M.D., FACP, FASAM is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He completed fellowships in hematology/oncology and practiced in this field for several years. For the past several years Dr. Gehrke has practiced in the field of addiction medicine. Currently, Dr. Gehrke works with Brighton Hospital to review and advise the counseling staff involved with HPRP (Health Professionals Recovery Program). He also is a Clinical Professor at the University of Michigan Medical Center and a Certified Medical Review Officer. Dr. Gehrke has presented numerous lectures and classes; co-authored numerous articles; and written book chapters, papers and manuals concerning substance use disorders and treatment guidelines. He is board certified He is board- certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and American Society of Addiction Medicine.

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

Direct download: SupportRecoveryNotAddiction_11-24-2015.mp3
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Navigating Grace: Sustaining Recovery through Grief and Loss

Navigating Grace: Sustaining Recovery through Grief and Loss” was be presented on Tuesday October 27, 2015, by Jeff Jay; best-selling author and counselor. Step recovery programs address the individual’s spirituality and refer to a “Power greater than oneself” and “God as we understand God” as a source of personal change and support. Participants in Twelve Step recovery programs find their spiritual connection helps them to sustain recovery when challenged with difficult situations. This presentation by best-selling author and clinician Jeff Jay is based on his new book, Navigating Grace. It describes the spiritual foundations of recovery and uses examples from the author’s lie to show  how spiritual connection helps recovering people navigate through adversity. The presentation includes inspiring personal testimony to the power of grace in one’s darkest hours and the miraculous moments that change one’s life forever.  

 

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.

 

Jeff Jay is a clinical interventionist, educator and author. His work has appeared on CNN, the Jane Pauley Show, PBS, Forbes Online and in professional journals. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, and a certified addictions professional. He has served as president of the Terry McGovern Foundation in Washington, DC, and on the boards of directors for the Michigan Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Dawn Farm, and the Employee Assistance Professionals Association of Greater Detroit. He currently serves on the advisory board of Jefferson House, in Detroit, Michigan. Jeff is the coauthor of the best-selling book “Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention” (second edition, Hazelden, 2008). His newest book is “Navigating Grace, a Solo Voyage of Survival and Redemption  (Hazelden, September 2015.) He is also the co-author of “At Wit’s End: What You Need to Know When a Loved One Is Diagnosed with Addiction and Mental Illness”, (Hazelden, 2007). Jeff Jay heads a national private practice that provides intervention and recovery mentoring services. He is a former clinician with the Hazelden Foundation and Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center.

Direct download: NavigatingGrace_October2015.mp3
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The Intersectionality of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Substance Abuse

The Intersectionality of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Substance Abuse” was presented on Tuesday October 20, 2015; by David J.H. Garvin, LMSW; Chief Operating Officer, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County and Founder, Alternatives to Domestic Aggression, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County; and Barbara Niess May, MPA, MSW; Executive Director, SafeHouse Center. There is a strong correlation between domestic violence/sexual assault and alcohol/other drug use – and correlation does not equal cause/effect nor does it define personal responsibility. Intoxication does not excuse a perpetrator nor justify a person being assaulted or abused. Domestic violence/sexual assault offender and survivor alcohol and other drug use/abuse is central to this discussion.  The presenters provide a primmer regarding perpetrator tactics, strategies, and core beliefs which hold the perpetrator accountable for abusive/assaultive behaviors while maintaining and promoting survivor safety. The program will help participants to recognize the critical importance of understanding the relationship between domestic violence/sexual assault and alcohol/other drug use/abuse in order to safely and effectively intervene and/or interrupt the perpetrator's behaviors and support the survivor. 

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.

PLEASE NOTE that the audio recording of this presentation includes audio excerpts from the following two video clips:

(1) The “Undetected” Rapist.
– This is a video reenactment of an interview by Dr. David Lisak with "Frank," a pre-law student.  The video clip can be viewed at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnKZKLFVs5M.
Video credits:
This video was produced by the National Judicial Education Program to Promote Equality for Women and Men in the Courts (a program of Legal Momentum  - https://www.legalmomentum.org.) 

(2) Consent – it’s as simple as tea.
- This video clip can be viewed at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQbei5JGiT8 
(This video is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.)
Video credits:
Script - Rockstar Dinosaur Pirate Princess:
http://rockstardinosaurpirateprincess
Animation - Rachel Brian
Narrator - Graham Wheeler
Video - http://www.blueseatstudios.com 

 

Direct download: IntersectionalityDV-SA-SA_10-20-2015.mp3
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Chemical Dependency and the Family – September 2015

“Chemical Dependency and the Family” was presented on September 29, 2015; by Dr. Lynn Kleiman Malinoff, Ed.D. Chemical dependency is described as a family disease. This program provides an overview of how addiction impacts each member of a family. The presenter will describe 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: ChemicalDepenencyFamily_09-22-2015.mp3
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Opiates and Medicine; Where Are We, America? - September 2015

“Opiates and Medicine; Where Are We, America?” was presented on September 22, 2015, by Jeffrey Berger, MD, FASAM; Medical Director, Guest House. Non-medical use of opiates has been called an “epidemic” by CDC Director Thomas Frieden and “an urgent public health crisis” by former US Attorney General Eric Holder. Local and national leaders and media headlines echo and highlight this concern. How did we get this way? What can we do? This presentation provides a historically-based look at the medical use of opiates, especially in American society.  It focuses on the development and use of narcotic medications against the background of the three opiate epidemics in America.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

Direct download: OpiatesAndMedicine_09-22-2016.mp3
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It Takes A Family – A Cooperative Approach to Lasting Sobriety – June 2015

It Takes a Family: A Cooperative Approach to Lasting Sobriety” was presented on June 30, 2015; by Debra Jay, Internationally-known Interventionist and chemical dependency specialist, speaker and trainer; popular media personality; co-author of the best-selling “Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention;” author of the newly-released “It Takes a Family: A Cooperative Approach to Lasting Sobriety” and other popular books.  Addiction is often described as a “family disease” – but up until now, families have been mostly left out of the recovery equation, which surely contributes to the ubiquitous nature of relapse. Structured Family Recovery™ starts with a family and ends with a family recovery team. It unlocks the secrets of lasting sobriety––those used to keep addicted doctors sober––and makes them available to families. Debra Jay has created a family recovery program that both revolutionizes recovery and brings it back to its roots. This presentation will describe Structured Family Recovery,™ how it is implemented to transform families into recovery teams, and how the newly recovering person is invited to join the team. This will bring PRACTICAL INFORMATION, HELP and HOPE to individuals and families affected by addiction and to anyone who wants to learn about Structured Family Recovery™ from the expert who developed and literally “wrote the book” on this technique. 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: ItTakesAFamily_06-30-2016.mp3
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Relapse Prevention - June 2015

Relapse Prevention” was presented on June 23, 2015; by Erik Anderson LLMSW, CAADC; Dawn Farm Outpatient Therapist. Addiction has been identified as a illness that requires  long-term management. Relapse is a process that begins before alcohol/other drug use is resumed and is usually preceded by a pattern of progressive warning signs. Understanding the relapse process assists recovering people to develop an effective plan to identify and prevent  relapse. This program discusses the dynamics of relapse, signs that may forewarn of relapse, how to develop a relapse prevention plan and strategies to handle both everyday and high-risk situations. 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.

 

Direct download: RelapsePrevention_06-23-2015.mp3
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How To Support Recovery and Not Support Addiction - 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.

Direct download: SupportRecoveryNotAddiction_06-16-2016.mp3
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In the Doctor's Office: Recovery Friend or Foe?” was presented on Tuesday May 26, 2015;  by Dr. Mark A. Weiner, MD; and Jason Schwartz, LMSW, ACSW; Dawn Farm Clinical Director. Addiction is widely recognized as a chronic illness best treated with long-term monitoring and support. Primary health care settings are natural places for this care to be provided, and studies have demonstrated improved outcomes when people in recovery receive regular health care delivered by recovery-proficient providers. However, health care providers are often poorly equipped to meet the needs of this population and iatrogenic relapse is not uncommon. 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 discusses whether these statements are fair, and why healthcare providers are essential allies for long term recovery. The program provides a basic overview of the neurobiological of addiction and its implications for health care consumers and providers, lists specific concerns related to medications, describes ways in which people in recovery from alcohol/other drug addiction can take responsibility for their health and discusses how health care providers can assist recovering individuals with sustaining recovery.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: InTheDoctorsOffice_05-26-2015.mp3
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