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October 2014

Addiction Recovery Management – Dawn Farm Education Series

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center,
5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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October 21, 2014. Reception 6:30pm to 7:30 pm. Presentation 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Addiction is a lifelong, potentially relapsing disorder more effectively managed with a chronic model of care than the acute care model that is most commonly employed. Learn from a renowned expert in this field about how the chronic care model applies to addiction and other illnesses and why disease management programs (such as recovery management programs for impaired health care professionals) are a sustainable model for…

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Cultivating Mindfulness to Support Recovery – Dawn Farm Education Series

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center,
5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Recent research confirms the efficacy of mindfulness practices to support attaining and sustaining recovery from substance use disorders. This presentation will provide an overview of theory and research supporting mindfulness practices for people with addiction as well as practical techniques to cultivate mindfulness and apply mindfulness practices. The presentation defines mindfulness, reviews the evidence of the positive effects of mindfulness on recovery and demonstrates some basic mindfulness techniques. Distance CE: If you are unable to attend and want MCBAP and…

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November 2014
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Teens Using Drugs: Part One: What to Know

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center,
5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Teens Using Drugs: What to Know and What to Do A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part One: What to Know – How to understand teen substance abuse problems and recognize when a teen may be harmfully involved with alcohol/other drugs.

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Teens Using Drugs Part Two: What To Do

November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center,
5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part Two: What To Do – What should and should not be done to effectively help when a teen alcohol /other drug problem is suspected or identified.

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The Doctor’s Opinion on Alcoholism – Dawn Farm Education Series

November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center,
5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Research continues to shed light on the neurobiology of alcohol/other drug addiction. Modern research supports much of what was intuitively and experientially believed by the medical specialists who supported the Alcoholics Anonymous program in its earliest days.  This program will describe a physician’s view of alcoholism, as presented in the literature of Alcoholics Anonymous and updated with the modern neurobiology of addictive illness. It will include a discussion of Dr. Silkworth’s explanation of alcoholism as a twofold disease affecting mind and…

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DAWN FARM EDUCATION SERIES-Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances

November 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center,
5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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The transition to a college environment can pose significant risk to a recovering student and to students susceptible to alcohol/other drug problems. Many colleges and universities – including the University of Michigan – have developed programs to help recovering students maintain their recovery, excel academically and have a normative college experience apart from the culture of drinking/drug use. Collegiate Recovery Programs provide a supportive community where students in recovery can succeed academically while enjoying a genuine college experience, free from…

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December 2014

Dawn Farm Education Series-Suicide Prevention and Addiction

December 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center,
5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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There is an alarmingly high prevalence of suicide among people with addiction and the period of early recovery from addiction is especially high risk. Family, friends and professionals are often strategically positioned to recognize potential suicidal thinking and intervene to help. This program will raise awareness of the signs of suicidal thinking and describe ways to offer support and obtain help for people who may be contemplating suicide. Participants will learn how to recognize suicidal thinking, reach out and offer…

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January 2015
FREE

Teens Using Drugs: Part One-What to Know

January 6, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center,
5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Teens Using Drugs: What to Know and What to Do A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part One: What to Know – How to understand teen substance abuse problems and recognize when a teen may be harmfully involved with alcohol/other drugs.

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Teens Using Drugs Part Two: What To Do

January 13, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center,
5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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A FREE two part series on how to understand and identify teen substance abuse, and how to help when a young person may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. Presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. Part Two: What To Do – What should and should not be done to effectively help when a teen alcohol /other drug problem is suspected or identified.

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Recovery from Addiction and Christian Spirituality – Dawn Farm Education Series

January 20, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center,
5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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Spirituality often plays an important role in recovery initiation, recovery maintenance, and quality of life in recovery from chemical dependency. This program will describe a Christian perspective of how spirituality relates to recovery from chemical dependency, explore personal spiritual needs and life choices, and discuss the Twelve Steps as a spiritual program. Handouts:  Handouts will be posted around the presentation date. Related reading Suggestions: So Help Me God: Substance Abuse, Religion and Spirituality. White paper from CASA Columbia, November 2001.…

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