Posted: Aug 25, 2012 at 11:13 PM [Aug 25, 2012]
Recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction is possible! - That's one of the important messages that the Dawn Farm Education Series will share when this free, annual series resumes in September. The Education Series provides accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical information covering a variety of topics related to chemical dependency, recovery, family concerns and related issues. Programs are designed to have broad appeal and may be of interest to people in recovery, people interested in recovery, family members and friends of people with addiction, professionals and students – all are welcome!
This year's series will kick-off on September 18, 2012 with "Addiction 101," a perennial favorite presented by Jim Balmer, Dawn Farm's President. This will be followed on September 25 with a popular program on “Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery” 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.” October presentations will include “Psychiatric Disorders in Chemically Dependent Individuals” by Dr. Patrick Gibbons, Adjunct Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at the University of Michigan; a new program on "Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances” by U of M Alcohol and Other Drug Policy and Prevention Administrator Mary Jo Desprez; and “Chemical Dependency and the Family” by Dr. Lynn Kleiman Malinoff.
Additional programs will address a variety of issues, such as the physiology of addiction, health care for people with addiction, suicide prevention, spirituality and recovery, family concerns and family recovery, trauma, twelve Step recovery programs, tobacco cessation, eating disorders, domestic violence and more.
All programs in this series are free and open to anyone interested in attending! No registration is required. Each program provides 1.5 hours of CE for addiction professionals.
Programs are scheduled on various Tuesday evenings from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium at 5305 Elliott Drive in Ypsilanti. A schedule, flier and additional information can be found on Dawn Farm's web site: http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series, or by contacting Dawn Farm at 734/485-8725 or email@example.com.
Dawn Farm is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization that provides a continuum of quality of services for men and women with drug and alcohol problems. This year marks the twenty-second year that Dawn Farm has provided a free community education series – and you're invited!