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Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series

May 18, 2016

“Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery” was presented on April 19, 2016, by Janice Firn, Ph.D., LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, University of Michigan Hospital; and Barb Smith, author of “Brent’s World.” Unresolved grief and loss frequently accompany people throughout the process of moving from the culture...


Apr 1, 2016

Intervention to Durable Recovery: The Power of Family” was presented on March 29, 2016, by Debra Jay and Jeff Jay; best-selling authors and counselors. Addiction is often described as a “family disease” – but up until now, families have been mostly left out of the recovery equation. Involved, supportive...


Mar 18, 2016

“Does Treatment Work?” was presented on March 15, 2016; by Dr. Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, FACOG, FASAM, CRMO, ABAM. Recent publications claim to define research-supported definitive truths about the root causes of addiction and efficacy of treatment modalities; however conclusions are conflicting and have been subject...


Feb 1, 2016

Telling Our Stories:  Narratives for Recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous” was presented on Tuesday January 26, 2016, by Stephen Strobbe, PhD, RN; Clinical Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Nursing, and the Department of Psychiatry. Storytelling has always been an important part of Alcoholics...


Jan 21, 2016

“The Brain and Recovery: An Update on the Neuroscience of Addiction” was presented on Tuesday January 19, 2016; by Kevin T. McCauley, MD; co-founder of the Institute on Addiction Study and writer of the award-winning DVD “Pleasure Unwoven” There The last twenty years produced an explosion of understanding not only...