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Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series

May 20, 2015

The Physiology of Addiction” was presented on Tuesday May 19, 2015 by Dr. Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, FACOG, FASAM. Addiction is a chronic brain disease involving complex physiologic processes. Inherent physiologic characteristics influence how individuals response to substances and individual vulnerability to...


Apr 29, 2015

Tobacco Cessation and Addiction Recovery” was presented on April 28, 2015; by Anna Byberg; Program Coordinator, Dawn Farm Spera Recovery Center; and Aaron Suganuma, MSW. Despite downward trends in the prevalence of tobacco use in the general population, tobacco use remains a significant problem among people with...


Apr 27, 2015

Intervention” was presented on April 21, 2015; by Jeff Jay and Debra Jay; internationally-known Intervention specialists, chemical dependency therapists and trainers, and best-selling authors of Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention, the newly-released It Takes a Family, A Cooperative Approach to...


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...