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Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series

Mar 25, 2015

Recovery and Spiritual Change” was presented on Tuesday March 24, 2015; by Dr. Elizabeth A.R. Robinson, Ph.D., MSW. Many people believe that changes in one’s spirituality/religiousness support recovery. This presentation looks at the results of research with 364 alcoholics over three years, including changes in...


Feb 25, 2015

The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse” was presented on TuesdayFebruary 24, 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; andBarbara Niess...


Feb 18, 2015

Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery” was presented on Tuesday February 17, 2015; by Janice Firn, LMSW; Clinical Social Worker on the Adult Palliative Care Consult Team, University of Michigan Medical Center; and Barb Smith, author of “Brent’s World.” The culture of addiction is rife with experiences of...


Jan 30, 2015

Substance Use and Mental Disorders: One, the Other, or Both?” was presented on Tuesday January 27, 2015; by Dr. Stephen Strobbe, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CARN-AP; Clinical Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Nursing and University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. Substance use and mental health...


Jan 21, 2015

Christian Spirituality and Recovery From Addiction” was presented on TuesdayJanuary 20, 2015; by Brother Ed Conlin, BSEd, CADC; Addiction Counselor, Detroit Capuchin Service System.  Spirituality often plays an important role in recovery initiation, recovery maintenance, and quality of life in recovery from...