Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series

"In the Doctor's Office: Recovery Friend or Foe?" was presented on Tuesday March 20, 2012; by Dr. Mark A. Weiner, MD; Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine; and Matthew Statman, LLMSW, CADC; Dawn Farm therapist and Education Series Coordinator. It's been said that the doctor's office is a dangerous place for people in recovery from addiction. It's also been said that recovering people are terrible patients. This program discusses whether these statements are fair and why doctors and other healthcare providers are essential allies for long term recovery. The program describes in detail how people in recovery from alcohol/other drug addiction can take responsibility for their physical health and recruit health care providers as allies. 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.”

Direct download: InTheDoctorsOffice-03-20-2012.mp3
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"Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery" was presented on February 28, 2012; by Janice Firn, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, University of Michigan Hospital; Matthew Statman, LLMSW, CADC, Dawn Farm therapist and Education Series Coordinator; and Barb Smith, author of “Brent’s World.” This program describes Worden's and Kubler-Ross' theories of grief and grief recovery, losses that the chemically dependent individual and his/her family experience throughout the addiction and recovery processes, and how recovery program tools can help individuals cope with grief and loss. 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.

Direct download: GriefAndLoss-02-28-2012.mp3
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"The Physiology of Addiction" was presented on February 21, 2012, by Dr. Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, FACOG, CRMO, ABAM. This program explores the differences in neurochemistry between the addicted brain and the normal brain, the progression of physiological changes that occur in people with alcohol/other drug addiction, 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.

Direct download: PhysiologyAddiction-02-21-2012.mp3
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"Spirituality and Recovery From Addiction" was presented on Tuesday January 24, 2012; by Brother Edward 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 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.

Direct download: SpiritualityAndRecovery-01-24-2012edited.mp3
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"The Doctor's Opinion on Alcoholism" was be presented on November 15, 2011, by Dr. Herbert L. Malinoff, MD, FACP, FASAM; Addictionologist, President and founder of Pain Recovery Solutions, PC. 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 neurobiology of addictive illness, identification of therapy for alcoholism as promoted by Alcoholics Anonymous, and the relationship of this therapy to Dr. Silkworth's opinion. 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.

 

 

 

Direct download: DoctorOpinion-11-15-2011.mp3
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