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Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series

May 26, 2011

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...


Apr 27, 2011

"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,...


Apr 20, 2011

"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...


Mar 31, 2011

"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...


Mar 31, 2011

"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...