Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series
The Physiology of Addiction - June 2014

“The Physiology of Addiction” was presented on Tuesday June 24, 2014; by Carl Christensen, MD, PhD; and Emily Brunner, MD. 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, options for treatment of addiction 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: PhysiologyOfAddiction_06-24-2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:19pm EDT

Relapse Prevention - June 2014

“Relapse Prevention” was presented on Tuesday June 17, 2014; by Erik Anderson LLMSW; Dawn Farm Outpatient Therapist. Addiction has been identified as a illness that requires  long-term management.  Relapse is a process that begins before alcohol/other drug use is resumed and is usually preceded by a pattern of progressive warning signs. Understanding the relapse process assists recovering people to develop an effective plan to identify and prevent  relapse. This program will discuss the dynamics of relapse, signs that may forewarn of relapse, how to develop a relapse prevention plan and strategies to handle high-risk situations. 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: RelapsePrevention_06-17-2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:32am EDT

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