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 and loss. It concludes with a talk by a mother who lost her son to addiction-related causes. This program was presented on May 24, 2011; by Janice Firn, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, University of Michigan Hospital; Matt Statman, LLMSW, CADC, Dawn Farm therapist and Education Series Coordinator; and Barb Smith, author of Brent’s World: http://compassionhearts.com. 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.