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Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series

Jun 24, 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...


Jun 17, 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...


May 27, 2015

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...


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...