Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series

Addiction and recovery are accompanied by grief and loss, for the chemically dependent person and for family members. This program describes theories of grief and grief recovery, losses that addiction produces for the individual and the family, and how recovery program tools can help individuals cope with grief and loss. It concludes with a talk by a mother who lost her son to addiction-related causes. This program was presented on May 24, 2011; by Janice Firn, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, University of Michigan Hospital; Matt Statman, LLMSW, CADC, Dawn Farm therapist and Education Series Coordinator; and Barb Smith, author of Brent’s World: http://compassionhearts.com. 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/programs/education-series.

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"The Physiology of Addiction" was be presented on Tuesday April 26, 2011, by Carl Christensen, MD, Ph.D.; Addictionologist. 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 mechanisms of physiologic tolerance and withdrawal, and the effects of treatment on the addicted brain.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/programs/education-series.

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"A History of Alcoholics Anonymous" was be presented on Tuesday April 19, 2011; by James Balmer; President, Dawn Farm. 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 overview of the Twelve Steps of A.A. (please note: Dawn Farm is not affiliated with any twelve Step program.) 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/programs/education-series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"Spirituality and Recovery from Addiction" was presented on April 20, 2010; by Ed Conlin, BSEd, CADC; addiction counselor, Detroit Capuchin Service System. This program describes how spirituality relates to recovery from chemical dependency, explores personal spiritual needs and life choices, and discusses the Twelve Steps as a spiritual program which can benefit anyone (recovering or not.) This program is part of the FREE, annual Dawn Farm Education Series.  The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please contact Matt Statman, LLMSW, CADC, Education Series Coordinator, at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/edseries.html.

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"Relationships In and Out of Addiction and Recovery" was presented on May 25, 2010; by Ed Conlin, BSEd, CADC; addiction counselor, Detroit Capuchin Service System; and Janice Firn, LMSW; Clinical Social Worker, University of Michigan Hospital. This program describes how patterns in thought, action and relationships are affected by addiction. It describes the process of self-actualization, the formation of personal bonds, the pathology behind relationships in addiction, and key attitudes and tools for healthy relationships. This program is part of the FREE, annual Dawn Farm Education Series.  For information, please contact Matt Statman, LLMSW, CACDC, Education Series Coordinator, at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/edseries.html.

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"Relapse Prevention" was presented on February 16, 2010; by Robin Edison, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, CAAC; Coordinator, Dawn Farm Downtown program. The relapse process begins before alcohol/other drug use resumes. This program discusses the dynamics of relapse, the warning signs that lead the chemically dependent person into a relapse, and strategies to prevent relapse and handle high-risk situations. This program is part of the FREE, annual Dawn Farm Education Series. For information, please contact Matt Statman, LLMSW, CADC, Education Series Coordinator, at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

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"Spirituality and Recovery From Addiction" describes how spirituality relates to recovery from chemical dependency, explores personal spiritual needs and life choices, and discuss the Twelve Steps as a spiritual program which can benefit anyone (recovering or not). It is presented by Ed Conlin, BSEd, CADC; addiction counselor with the Capuchin Service System in Detroit, Michigan. 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/programs/education-series.

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"Codependency"was presented on Tuesday March 22, 2011, by Ronald E. Harrison; Chemical Dependency Therapist. This program discusses the symptoms and progression of codependency and describes actions and resources that help codependent people to recover from codependency. This program is part of the FREE, annual Dawn Farm Education Series.   The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please contact Matt Statman, LLMSW, CADC, Education Series Coordinator, at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

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"Relapse Prevention" was presented on March 15, 2011; by Robin Edison, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, CAAC; Coordinator, Dawn Farm Downtown program. The relapse process begins before alcohol/other drug use resumes. This program discusses the dynamics of relapse, the warning signs that lead the chemically dependent person into a relapse, and strategies to prevent relapse and handle high-risk situations. This program is part of the FREE, annual Dawn Farm Education Series. For information, please contact Matt Statman, LLMSW, CADC, Education Series Coordinator, at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

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"A History of Alcoholics Anonymous" was presented on March 30, 2010; by James Balmer; President, Dawn Farm. This program presents a fascinating overview and slide show of the history and development of the Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) program, including its founding and growth. The discussion includes a brief overview of the Twelve Steps of A.A. (Dawn Farm is not affiliated with any twelve Step program.)  This program is part of the FREE, annual Dawn Farm Education Series.  For information, please contact Matt Statman, LLMSW, CADC, Education Series Coordinator, at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

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