Sep 18, 2013
“Addiction 101” was presented on Tuesday, September 17, 2013; by James Balmer; President, Dawn Farm. This program examines the dynamics of alcohol and other drug use, reviews addiction as a brain disease and provides an overview of the process of recovery from addiction. The presenter discusses how individuals experience initial and continuing alcohol and other drug use, the basic process and diagnosis of addiction, how the brain functions in a person with alcohol/other drug addiction, and tools utilized to treat addiction. 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.