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Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series

Oct 29, 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...


Oct 4, 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...


Oct 1, 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...


Sep 17, 2014

Addiction 101” was presented on September 16, 2014 by James Balmer; President, Dawn Farm. This program provides a general overview of alcohol/other drug addiction and recovery. The presenter examines the dynamics of alcohol and other drug use, reviews addiction as a brain disease and provides an overview of the...


Jun 25, 2014

“The Physiology of Addiction” was presented on Tuesday June 24, 2014; by Carl Christensen, MD, PhD; and Emily Brunner, MD. This program explores the differences in neurochemistry between the addicted brain and the normal brain, the progression of physiological changes that occur in chemically dependent individuals, the...