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Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series

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...


May 21, 2014

“A History of Alcoholics Anonymous” was presented on May 20, 2014; by James Balmer, Dawn Farm President. This program presents a fascinating overview of the history and development of the Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) program, including its founding and growth. The discussion includes a brief discussion of the Twelve...


Apr 17, 2014

“Eating Disorders and Chemical Dependency” was presented on March 18, 2014; by Carl Christensen, MD, PhD; and Lori Perpich, LLP, MS Clinical Behavioral Psychology; Cognitive Behavior Therapist and EDEN Program Facilitator. Certain types of eating disorders are common among people with alcohol/other drug addictions. This...


Mar 26, 2014

“Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery” was presented on Tuesday March 25, 2014; 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 grief and...