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Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series

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...


Jun 18, 2014

“Relapse Prevention” was presented on Tuesday June 17, 2014; by Erik Anderson LLMSW; 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...


May 28, 2014

"Tobacco Cessation and Recovery from Addiction" was presented on Tuesday May 27, 2014; by Anna Byberg, LLMSW, CAADC; Dawn Farm Spera Recovery Center coordinator; and Aaron Suganuma, BSW; Dawn Farm BSW-level residential therapist. People in recovery from alcohol and other drug problems often face challenges in also recovering...