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Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series

Dec 16, 2015

“Relapse Prevention” was presented on Tuesday December 15, 2015, by Erik Anderson LMSW, CAADC, Dawn Farm Outpatient Program Therapist. Addiction has been identified as an 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 helps recovering people develop an effective plan to identify and prevent relapse. This program will discuss the dynamics of relapse, factors that contribute to relapse, signs that may forewarn of relapse, how to develop a relapse prevention plan and creative, effective strategies to handle both everyday and high-risk situations.

This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education 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

Erik Anderson, LMSW,  CAADC has been employed by Dawn Farm as an Outpatient Therapist since May 2013. As an Outpatient therapist Erik provides EMDR trauma therapy; facilitates outpatient substance abuse groups; completes biopsychosocial assessments, diagnoses, and ASAM level of care recommendations; works with clients in person-centered treatment planning; and coordinates care with other community agencies.  

Erik is also an instructor at Eastern Michigan University School of Social work where he teaches classes on interpersonal social work practice.

Erik is a Subject Master Expert for the IC&RC (INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION & RECIPROCITY CONSORTIUM) where he develops test questions for the Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification Exam.

Erik earned his Master of Social Work from Wayne State University in 2013 with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral interpersonal practice, and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.