Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series

"Tobacco Cessation and Addiction Recovery" is presented by Anna Byberg, Dawn Farm Project Manager. This program describes the prevalence of tobacco addiction among alcoholics and drug addicts, the relationship between tobacco use and recovery, and basic information about how to quit using tobacco. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues.  The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please see http://www.dawnfarm.org/edseries.html.

Direct download: TobaccoCessation-06-15-10.mp3
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“Addiction 101” examines the dynamics of drinking and drug use, reviews addiction as a brain disease and describes the process of recovery from chemical dependency. It is presented by James Balmer; President of Dawn Farm. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues.  The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please see http://www.dawnfarm.org/edseries.html.
(Please note: the first few minutes of this presentation were not recorded; the remaining part of the presentation is intact.)

Direct download: Addiction101-10-20-09.mp3
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"For Family and Friends: How to Support Recovery and Not Support Addiction" was presented on September 28, 2010; by Ronald E. Harrison. When pleading, threatening, encouraging, manipulating, and shaming have not worked - what does work when confronted with a loved one’s addiction? What does not work? What can others do to help? What does not help? This program addresses these and other questions.  This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues.  The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please see http://www.dawnfarm.org/edseries.html.

Direct download: FamilyFriendsSupportRecovery09-28-10.mp3
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This program describes a physician's view of alcoholism, as presented in the literature of Alcoholics Anonymous and updated with the modern neurobiology of addictive illness. It includes a discussion of Dr. Silkworth’s explanation of alcoholism as a twofold disease, affecting mind and body, how Dr. Silkworth's opinion relates to the modern neurobiolgy of addictive illness, and identification of therapy for alcoholism as promoted by Alcoholics Anonymous and its relationship to Dr. Silkworth’s opinion. The program is presented by Dr. Herbert L. Malinoff, MD; addictionologist. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues.  The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please see http://www.dawnfarm.org/edseries.html.

Direct download: DoctorsOpinion11-23-10.mp3
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"Suicide and Recovery from Addiction" was presented on Tuesday November 30, 2010; by Michelle Rose Armstrong , MA, LLP, and Michael B. Murphy, MA, LMSW (Members of Washtenaw Alive, a suicide prevention community collaboration.) This program teaches participants to be alert to the signs of suicidal thinking among individuals in recovery. It will help participants learn to recognize the signs of suicidal thinking, learn how to reach out and offer support, know how to reach out and ask for help when suicidal thoughts are present, and be aware of local and national suicide prevention and intervention resources and how to access these resources. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues.  The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please see http://www.dawnfarm.org/edseries.html.

Direct download: SuicideAndRecovery11-30-10.mp3
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