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Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series

Feb 7, 2017

“How To Support Recovery and Not Support Addiction” was presented on January 24, 2017, by Dr. Charles F. Gehrke, MD, FACP, FASAM. The course of an individual’s substance use may be strongly influenced by family members, friends, employers and others. The disease of addiction is often poorly understood, and the...


Dec 21, 2016

“Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances” was presented on November 29, 2016; by Mary Jo Desprez, MA; Director, Wolverine Wellness, University Health Service, University of Michigan; and Matthew Statman, LMSW, CAADC; University of Michigan Collegiate Recovery Program Manager. The presentation also includes a...


Nov 27, 2016

“In Our Midst: The Opioid Epidemic, and a Community Response” was presented on November 22, 2016, by Dr. Stephen Strobbe, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CARN-AP; Clinical Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Nursing and University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine (Co-Chair, Washtenaw...


Nov 26, 2016

The Intersectionality of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Substance Use” was presented on October 18, 2016; 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; and Barbara...


Oct 17, 2016

Addiction 101” was presented on Tuesday September 27, 2016, by James Balmer; President, Dawn Farm. This program provides a primmer on alcohol/other drug addiction and recovery. The presenter examines the progression of alcohol/other drug use, reviews addiction as a brain disease and discusses the process...