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Found 81 Events  
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    01/07/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-5539.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    01/14/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-5540.aspx
  • Recovery From Addiction and Christian Spirituality MI

    01/21/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Recovery From Addiction and Christian Spirituality” will be presented by Brother Edward Conlin, BSEd, CADC; Addiction Counselor, Detroit Capuchin Service System. 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. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. The Dawn Farm Education Series is a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Recovery-From-Addiction-and-Christian-Spirituality-5651.aspx
  • Addiction and Suicide Prevention MI

    01/28/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Addiction and Suicide Prevention” will be presented by Raymond Dalton, MA; Dawn Farm Outpatient Program Coordinator. There is an alarmingly high prevalence of suicide among people with addiction and people in early recovery, 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 support to others contemplating suicide, obtain help when suicidal thoughts are present, and access local and national suicide prevention and intervention resources. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. The Dawn Farm Education Series is a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent people from getting well.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Addiction-and-Suicide-Prevention-5652.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    02/04/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-5541.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    02/11/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-5542.aspx
  • Trauma and Chemical Use and Addiction MI

    02/18/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Trauma and Chemical Use and Addiction” will be presented by Tana Bridge, Ph.D., LMSW; MSW Program Director, School of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University. Current research highlights the relationship between chemical use, addition and trauma. This presentation by an award-winning trauma expert will review events involved with trauma exposure, trauma specific symptomology, the impact trauma has on the brain and on coping and subsequent substance use, and how to aid individuals struggling with trauma and addiction.This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. The Dawn Farm Education Series is a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Trauma-and-Chemical-Use-and-Addiction-5653.aspx
  • Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances MI

    02/25/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances” will be presented by Mary Jo Desprez, MA; Director, Health Promotion and Community Relations, University of Michigan Health Service; and Matthew Statman, LMSW, CAADC; University of Michigan Collegiate Recovery Program Manager. The transition to a college environment can pose significant risk to a recovering student. Many colleges/universities – including 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. Research demonstrates exceptionally high rates of academic success and sustained recovery among students who participate in collegiate recovery programs. This presentation will provide an overview of the national and local efforts to build recovery support programs This program is part of the FREE Dawn Farm Education Series.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Collegiate-Recovery-Programs-Supporting-Second-Chances-5654.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    03/04/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-5543.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    03/11/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-5544.aspx
  • Eating Disorders and Chemical Dependency MI

    03/18/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Eating Disorders and Chemical Dependency” will be presented by Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, FACOG, CRMO, ABAM; and Lori Perpich, LLP, MS Clinical Behavioral Psychology; Cognitive Behavior Therapist, EDEN Program Facilitator. People with alcohol/other drug addictions have a higher prevalence of certain types of eating disorders than the general population. This program will examine the evidence that eating disorders are true biopsychosocial diseases, similar to chemical dependency. The program will define various eating disorders and their consequences, explore neurobiological and behavioral theories of addiction, describe physiological consequences of eating disorders, discuss screening tools, and provide information on treatment options and resources for people with eating disorders. This program is part of the FREE Dawn Farm Education Series.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Eating-Disorders-and-Chemical-Dependency-5655.aspx
  • The Anonymous People” – free public screening MI

    03/25/2014 5:30PM - 7:00PM
    “The Anonymous People” is an inspirational, award-winning documentary film highlighting the millions of Americans in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, lending their voices and their stories to a grassroots social justice movement that takes aim at changing the conversation from problems to solutions. Public screenings of this film are sweeping across our nation; shattering deeply embedded societal stereotypes and countering the stigma of addiction with the hope and reality of long-term recovery. This free public screening provides a unique opportunity for to experience a powerful, profoundly moving testimony to the presence, power and diversity of recovery. The event is being organized by the University of Michigan Students for Recovery and the Eastern Michigan University Students for Recovery COST: Free, open to all, no registration is required. FOR INFORMATION: Contact Matt Statman, LMSW, CAADC; U/M Collegiate Recovery Program Manager. Phone: 734-763-3933. Email: collegiate.recovery.program@umich.edu. Read more about the documentary at http://manyfaces1voice.org Video trailer: http://vimeo.com/64948005.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/The-Anonymous-People%e2%80%9d-%e2%80%93-free-public-screening-7448.aspx
  • Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery MI

    03/25/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery” will be presented by Janice Firn, LMSW; Clinical Social Worker on the Adult Palliative Care Consult Team, University of Michigan Medical Center; and Barb Smith, author of Brent’s World. The culture of addiction is rife with experiences of grief and loss for the person with addiction and for family and friends. The nature of these experiences combined with the stigma, shame and general lack of understanding of addiction can make grief and loss associated with addiction exceptionally lonely and difficult to heal from. This program will describe theories of grief and grief recovery, losses that the chemically dependent individual and his/her family experience throughout the addiction and recovery processes, and how recovery program tools can help individuals cope with grief and loss. It will include a personal account of addiction-related grief, loss and recovery from a mother who lost her son to addiction-related causes. This program is part of the FREE Dawn Farm Education Series.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Grief-and-Loss-in-Addiction-and-Recovery-5656.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    04/01/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-5545.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    04/08/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-5546.aspx
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: A Panel Discussion MI

    04/15/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Alcoholics Anonymous: A Panel Discussion´ will present a short slide show and discussion of the history of Alcoholics Anonymous followed by a lively moderated panel discussion regarding addiction and alcoholism, personal recovery, and participation in 12 Step programs. The audience will hear personal recovery stories, gain an understanding of how A.A. helps people with alcoholism to recover, and learn how to become involved with A.A. (Please note: Dawn Farm is not affiliated with A.A. or any twelve Step organization.) This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. The Dawn Farm Education Series is a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Alcoholics-Anonymous-A-Panel-Discussion-5657.aspx
  • In the Doctor's Office: Recovery Friend or Foe? MI

    04/22/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “In the Doctor's Office: Recovery Friend or Foe?” will be presented by Mark A. Weiner, MD; Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine; and Matthew Statman, LMSW, CAADC; Collegiate Recovery Program Manager, University of Michigan Health Services. It's been said that the doctor’s office can a dangerous place for people in recovery from addiction. It's also been said that recovering people are terrible patients. This program will discuss whether these statements are fair and why doctors and other healthcare providers are essential allies for long term recovery. We will describe in detail how recovering people can take responsibility for their physical health and how to recruit health care providers as allies. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. The Dawn Farm Education Series is a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/In-the-Doctor's-Office-Recovery-Friend-or-Foe%3f-5658.aspx
  • The Anonymous People - Fundraiser Screening MI

    04/24/2014 7:00PM - 9:30PM
    Recovery Allies of West Michigan is a small grass roots recovery community organization that is called to do many things with an emphasis on Celebration, Education and Advocacy. We are acutely aware that many addicts suffer in silence and because of this many have lost their battle with the disease of addiction. Recovery Allies is joining the movement of reducing the stigma that is associated with admitting that you have a substance use disorder or even that you are in recovery. EVERYONE KNOWS SOMEONE who has been touched in some way by addiction. How can you help? Follow the link below and buy tickets to the event, any proceeds will go to Recovery Allies of West Michigan and furthering the work that we in recovery are called to do. Another way you can help is to sponsor the event, we have many different levels of support, I can email you or your organization information on that subject. INVITE as many people as you can, and help us make this even a success, you can watch the trailer to the movie below! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/605103
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/The-Anonymous-People---Fundraiser-Screening-7465.aspx
  • Dawn Farm Fifth Annual Ride for Recovery MI

    04/27/2014 7:00AM - 2:00PM
    The Ride for Recovery The Dawn Farm Fifth Annual Ride for Recovery is a family fun and fitness event and a fundraiser for Dawn Farm. There will be bike rides, runs and walks with opportunities to participate at various fitness levels, including rides from 10 K to 100 K, and 5 and 10 K runs/walks. Routes are along scenic, country roads and through a local Metro park. There will be five rest stops positioned along the routes, with restroom facilities, drinks, snacks and first aid. SAG support will offer participants assistance on all routes. All rides, jogs, and walks start and end at Dawn Farm in Ypsilanti. The event is supported by Team MANA, a cycling team of nurse anesthetists in Michigan who fundraise though biking. This event has been officially endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports! In addition to a fun fitness event that the entire family can enjoy, the Ride for Recovery provides an opportunity to support a critical community service. Founded in 1973, Dawn Farm provides effective, compassionate and hope-filled professional care to members of our community who struggle with alcohol/other drug problems.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Dawn-Farm-Fifth-Annual-Ride-for-Recovery-6146.aspx
  • Al-Anon: A Panel Discussion MI

    04/29/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Al-Anon: A Panel Discussion” will present a lively moderated panel discussion with a unique individual perspective regarding Al-Anon Family Groups, a recovery program for family members and friends of people with alcoholism. The panel members will provide an overview of the Al-Anon program, an opportunity to experience Al-Anon members sharing their stories, and information on how to become involved with Al-Anon. (Please note: Dawn Farm is not affiliated with Al-Anon. or any twelve Step organization.) This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. The Dawn Farm Education Series is a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Al-Anon-A-Panel-Discussion-5659.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    05/06/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-5547.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    05/13/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-5548.aspx
  • 2014 SOC- Spirit of Compassion, Celebrating Women in Recovery 10th Annual MI

    05/16/2014 6:00PM - 9:00PM
    An evening of dining, entertainment and inspirational speakers to celebrate women, pregnant women and women with children in recovery to benefit Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center Women's Specialty Services. $50 DINNER & ENTERTAINMENT 6-9PM/$20 ENTERTAINMENT ONLY 8-9PM/VIST EVENT WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/2014-SOC--Spirit-of-Compassion%2c-Celebrating-Women-in-Recovery-10th-Annual-7441.aspx
  • A History of Alcoholics Anonymous MI

    05/20/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “A History of Alcoholics Anonymous” will be presented by James Balmer, Dawn Farm President. This program will present a fascinating overview and slide show describing the history and development of the Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) program, including its founding and growth. The discussion will include a brief overview of the Twelve Steps of A.A. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. The Dawn Farm Education Series is a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/A-History-of-Alcoholics-Anonymous-5660.aspx
  • Tobacco Cessation and Addiction Recovery MI

    05/27/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Tobacco Cessation and Addiction Recovery” will be presented by Anna Byberg; Program Coordinator, Dawn Farm Spera Recovery Center; and Aaron Suganuma, BSW; Dawn Farm Residential Therapist. Despite downward trends in the prevalence of tobacco use in the general population, tobacco use remains a significant problem among people with alcohol/other drug addiction. Research has demonstrated that tobacco cessation has positive effects on recovery and relapse rates. This program will describe the prevalence of tobacco addiction among people with alcohol and other drug addictions, the relationship between tobacco use and recovery, and information on tobacco cessation techniques targeted to people with alcohol/other drug addiction. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. The Dawn Farm Education Series is a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and families from getting help and getting well.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Tobacco-Cessation-and-Addiction-Recovery-5661.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    06/03/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-5549.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    06/10/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is recognized, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of each month in October and November and from January through June. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Team, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-5550.aspx
  • Relapse Prevention MI

    06/17/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Relapse Prevention” will be presented by Erik Anderson LLMSW; Dawn Farm Outpatient Therapist. Relapse is a process that begins before alcohol/other drug use is resumed and is usually preceded by progressive warning signs. Understanding the relapse process assists recovering people to develop an effective plan to identify and prevent relapse. This program will discuss the dynamics of relapse, signs that may forewarn of relapse, how to develop a relapse prevention plan and strategies to handle high-risk situations. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. The Dawn Farm Education Series is a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/Relapse-Prevention-5662.aspx
  • The Physiology of Addiction MI

    06/24/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “The Physiology of Addiction” will be presented by Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, FACOG, CRMO, ABAM. This program will explore the differences in neurochemistry between the addicted brain and the normal brain, the progression of physiological changes that occur in chemically dependent individuals, the mechanisms of physiologic tolerance and withdrawal, and the effects of treatment on the addicted brain. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. The Dawn Farm Education Series is a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2013/The-Physiology-of-Addiction-5663.aspx
  • Old Hollywood Recovery Dance 2014 MI

    08/22/2014 - 08/22/2014
    The University of Michigan Students for Recovery present “Old Hollywood Recovery Dance 2014” – a sober end-of-summer dance with an opportunity to dress up, dance, and flaunt how fabulous you are. The dance's theme is OLD HOLLYWOOD, so dress up in formal attire, be ready to dance and have a CLASSIC TIME. This event has FREE admission and is open to the community – all ages are welcome and anyone interested in experiencing a substance-free fantastic event is welcome – this includes people in recovery, people supportive of recovery, people interested in recovery and people who want to have a great time in a sober environment. This is a substance-free event, and we ask that attendees be respectful of those who want to have a fun, sober experience. Any non- sober participants will be asked to leave.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Old-Hollywood-Recovery-Dance-2014-11817.aspx
  • Michigan Soberfest Ann Arbor MI

    09/06/2014 1:00PM - 7:00PM
    Live music, info booths, food vendors, attractions for children and more.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Michigan-Soberfest-Ann-Arbor-11807.aspx
  • Dawn Farm 41st Anniversary Jamboree MI

    09/07/2014 1:00PM - 6:00PM
    People had a great time while supporting a great cause at the Dawn Farm Jamboree! The Jamboree is an annual free fun family event that has been our own local celebration of hope, recovery and community for 41 years. This year’s Jamboree had great live music by Noteworthy Band; hayrides; pony rides; a moon bounce; lots of games, crafts and activities; animals to pet; tours of the 64 acre working farm; and live and silent auctions and a gift table with a variety of donated goods and services, many at bargain prices! The event is both a friend-raiser and a fund-raiser; proceeds from the sales and auctions will help provide compassionate, competent and hope-filled professional care for individuals who need help and lack resources. Dawn Farm welcomed old friends and new friends to have an exciting, fun-filled day and celebrate the tremendous power of recovery in the lives of individuals, families, and society.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Dawn-Farm-41st-Anniversary-Jamboree-7536.aspx
  • 7th Annual Great Lakes Race MI

    09/13/2014 8:00AM - 2:00PM
    Our 7th Annual Great Lakes Race will feature a 10k run and a 5k walk. This event will take place along the beautiful Lake Superior on Heritage Trail. Participants will receive a t-shirt with their registration. Light refreshments and entertainment will be provided, as well as a chance to win door prizes. Registration: Youth (0-12): $5, Adolescents (13-17): $10, Adult (18+): $20. UPRRC Members receive a $2 discount.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/7th-Annual-Great-Lakes-Race-7523.aspx
  • Celebration Luncheon Fundraiser MI

    09/13/2014 12:00PM - 2:00PM
    Luncheon celebration for what GOD is doing in the lives of men at Outstretched Arms, an 18 month residential discipleship program for men struggling with substance abuse. Cost: 25.00 per person. Seats must be reserved by September 1, 2014. Mail check or money order to: Outstretched Arms P.O. Box 721364 Berkley MI 48066
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Celebration-Luncheon-Fundraiser-11896.aspx
  • Addiction 101 MI

    09/16/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Addiction 101” will be presented by James Balmer; President, Dawn Farm. This program will provide a general overview of alcohol/other drug addiction and recovery. The presenter will examine the dynamics of alcohol and other drug use, review addiction as a brain disease and provide an overview of the process of recovery. Learn how individuals experience initial and continuing alcohol and other drug use and gain an understanding of 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 series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome. Registration is not required. Each program provides 1.5 hours of free C.E. for addiction professionals. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Addiction-101-11789.aspx
  • Anonymous People MI

    09/18/2014 6:00PM - 9:30PM
    Adrian Andy's Angels Heroin addiction support group will be showing the movie Anonymous People in honor of September Recovery month.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Anonymous-People-11909.aspx
  • Ride for Recovery MI

    09/18/2014 6:00PM - 8:00PM
    Join your community for a 4.5 mile bicycle ride to celebrate National Recovery Month and to promote health and wellness! This event takes place on Thursday, September 18th, at 6PM. Bicycles are available to rent if needed and food/beverages will be supplied at the P.O.R.C.H. and at a halfway point. For more information, contact Jennifer or Elizabeth at 231-346-5234.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Ride-for-Recovery-12140.aspx
  • Out of the Darkness-Marquette County Community Walk MI

    09/20/2014 9:00AM - 2:00PM
    This years annual Out of the Darkness – Marquette County Community Walk will be held September 20th at the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming, Michigan. To support suicide prevention; to end the stigma of seeking help, to recognize loved ones that are no longer with us, please join our walk. Activities start at 9AM and the walk begins at 10AM. Proceeds will be used to fund local suicide prevention programs, support for families affected by suicide in the Upper Peninsula, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to fund their research, education, survivor and awareness programs, nation wide. Call Andy at (906) 228-9699. Register now at: http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=2938
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Out-of-the-Darkness-Marquette-County-Community-Walk-7524.aspx
  • Michigan Celebrate Recovery Walk & Rally XIV MI

    09/20/2014 11:30AM - 4:00PM
    People in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, their families, friends, addiction treatment professionals, elected officials and other allies will be coming together from across the Great Lakes Region on September 20th, 2014 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ah-Nab-Awen Park to celebrate recovery as part of National Recovery Month. We’re excited to invite you to join us as a participant of Michigan Celebrate Recovery Walk & Rally XIV for our annual march and rally. Join us in celebrating the reality of recovery and communicating the need for services and supports to make it possible for even more of our friends and neighbors to get the help they need to recover and give back to our communities. Who participates? Individuals in recovery, their family members and friends, addiction treatment professionals, prevention professionals, and the many others who support healthy communities are all welcome! The goal Demonstrate to our friends and neighbors, policy makers & the media that we can & do recover from addiction to alcohol & other drugs & that when we get well, it benefits our families, communities & nation. Prevention works, treatment is effective & people recover.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Michigan-Celebrate-Recovery-Walk-%26-Rally-XIV-10696.aspx
  • Recovery Fest '14 MI

    09/20/2014 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    Recovery Fest '14 is a community celebration offering food, fun games for the whole family--ride the mechanical bull, play recovery bingo, table top games for the little ones, see live animals; make a craft; visit information booths with resources that promote recovery and health; live music; fellowship--all offered free to the community!
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Recovery-Fest-'14-7546.aspx
  • Opiates and Medicine; Where Are We, America? MI

    09/23/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Opiates and Medicine; Where Are We, America?” will be presented by Dr. Jeffrey P. Berger, MD, FASAM. Non-medical use of opiates has been called an “epidemic” and “an urgent public health crisis.” How did we get this way? What can we do? This presentation will be a historically based look at the medical use of opiates, especially in American society. It will focus on the development and use of narcotic medications against the background of the three opiate epidemics in America. The presenter will discuss the history of opiates in medicine, opiate addiction as a brain disease, issues in the use of opiates to treat chronic pain and the medical treatment of addiction. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome. Registration is not required. Each program provides 1.5 hours of free C.E. for addiction professionals. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Opiates-and-Medicine%3b-Where-Are-We%2c-America%3f-11788.aspx
  • Recovery Walk 2014 MI

    09/25/2014 4:00PM - 7:00PM
    The annual recovery walk is to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders as well as to spread the message that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and/or substance use disorders.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Recovery-Walk-2014-11955.aspx
  • Chemical Dependency and the Family MI

    09/30/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Chemical Dependency and the Family” will be presented on by Dr. Lynn Kleiman Malinoff, Ed.D.; Director, Eastern Michigan University 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Chemical dependency is often described as a family disease. This program will provide an overview of how addiction impacts each member of a family. The presenter will describe the roles and behaviors that family members often acquire when living with addiction, ways in which each family member is affected by addiction in the family, and options for family members to obtain help to cope with addiction in the family. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome. Registration is not required. Each program provides 1.5 hours of free C.E. for addiction professionals. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Chemical-Dependency-and-the-Family-11787.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    10/07/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is suspected, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of October and November and from January through June. Programs will be presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, other family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-10692.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    10/14/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is suspected, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of October and November and from January through June. Programs will be presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, other family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-10693.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    10/14/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is suspected, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of October and November and from January through June. Programs will be presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, other family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-10695.aspx
  • Addiction Recovery Management MI

    10/21/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Addiction Recovery Management” will be presented by Dr. Kevin T. McCauley, MD; cofounder of the Institute on Addiction Study; author of the award-winning DVD “Pleasure Unwoven;” nationally-recognized leader in the field of addiction treatment. 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 the future of addiction treatment. There will be a reception preceding the presentation from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, with light food, beverages and the opportunity to meet and socialize. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome. Registration is not required. Each program provides 1.5 hours of free C.E.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Addiction-Recovery-Management-11786.aspx
  • Cultivating Mindfulness to Support Recovery MI

    10/28/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Cultivating Mindfulness to Support Recovery” will be presented by Dr. Elizabeth A.R. Robinson, Ph.D., MSW. Research supports mindfulness practices as effective techniques to support sustained recovery from substance use disorders. This presentation will describe mindfulness, demonstrate mindfulness techniques and provide opportunities for the audience to experience and cultivate mindfulness, and review the evidence of the positive effects of mindfulness on recovery. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome. Registration is not required. Each program provides 1.5 hours of free C.E. for addiction professionals. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Cultivating-Mindfulness-to-Support-Recovery-11785.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    11/04/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is suspected, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of October and November and from January through June. Programs will be presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, other family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-10694.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    11/11/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is suspected, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of October and November and from January through June. Programs will be presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, other family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-11700.aspx
  • The Doctor's Opinion on Alcoholism MI

    11/18/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “The Doctor's Opinion on Alcoholism” will be presented by Dr. Herbert Malinoff, MD, FACP, FASAM. 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. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome. Registration is not required. Each program provides 1.5 hours of free C.E. for addiction professionals. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/The-Doctor's-Opinion-on-Alcoholism-11784.aspx
  • Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances MI

    11/25/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances” will be presented by Mary Jo Desprez, MA; Director, Wolverine Wellness, University Health Service, University of Michigan; and Matthew Statman, LMSW, CAADC; University of Michigan Collegiate Recovery Program Manager. The transition to a college environment can pose significant risk to a recovering student. Many colleges/universities – including 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. This presentation will provide an overview of national and local efforts to build recovery support programs on college campuses, describe how collegiate recovery programs support students and provide information about what parents and students can look for as they explore their options for pursuing a degree of higher education. This is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Collegiate-Recovery-Programs-Supporting-Second-Chances-11783.aspx
  • Suicide Prevention and Addiction MI

    12/16/2014 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Suicide Prevention and Addiction” will be presented by Raymond Dalton, MA, CAADC; Dawn Farm Outpatient Program Coordinator. There is an alarmingly high prevalence of suicide among people with addiction and people in early recovery, and the period of early recovery from addiction is especially high risk. 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 support to others contemplating suicide, obtain help when suicidal thoughts are present, and access local and national suicide prevention and intervention resources. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome. Registration is not required. Each program provides 1.5 hours of free C.E. for addiction professionals. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Suicide-Prevention-and-Addiction-11782.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    01/06/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is suspected, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of October and November and from January through June. Programs will be presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, other family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-11688.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    01/13/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is suspected, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of October and November and from January through June. Programs will be presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, other family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-11689.aspx
  • Christian Spirituality and Recovery From Addiction MI

    01/20/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Christian Spirituality and Recovery From Addiction” will be presented by Brother Ed Conlin, BSEd, CADC; Addiction Counselor, Detroit Capuchin Service System. 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. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome. Registration is not required. Each program provides 1.5 hours of free C.E. for addiction professionals. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Christian-Spirituality-and-Recovery-From-Addiction-11781.aspx
  • Substance Use and Mental Disorders: One, the Other, or Both? MI

    01/27/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Substance Use and Mental Disorders: One, the Other, or Both?” will be presented by Dr. Stephen Strobbe, PhD, RN. Clinical Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Nursing and University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. Substance use and mental health disorders often travel together. This program will explore historical and clinical aspects - including assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment, and recovery - of concurrent mental health and substance use disorders, also referred to as co-occurring disorders, co-morbid conditions, or dual diagnosis. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome. Registration is not required. Each program provides 1.5 hours of free C.E. for addiction professionals. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Substance-Use-and-Mental-Disorders-One%2c-the-Other%2c-or-Both%3f-11780.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    02/03/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is suspected, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of October and November and from January through June. Programs will be presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, other family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-11690.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    02/10/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is suspected, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of October and November and from January through June. Programs will be presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, other family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-11691.aspx
  • Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery MI

    02/17/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery” will be presented by Janice Firn, LMSW; Clinical Social Worker on the Adult Palliative Care Consult Team, University of Michigan Medical Center; and Barb Smith, author of “Brent’s World.” The culture of addiction is rife with experiences of grief and loss for the person with addiction and for family and friends. This program will describe theories of grief and grief recovery, losses that the chemically dependent individual and his/her family experience throughout the addiction and recovery processes, and methods that can help individuals cope with and heal from grief and loss. It will include a personal account of addiction-related grief, loss and recovery. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome. Registration is not required. Each program provides 1.5 hours of free C.E. for addiction professionals. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Grief-and-Loss-in-Addiction-and-Recovery-11779.aspx
  • The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse MI

    02/24/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse” will be presented by David J.H. Garvin, LMSW; Chief Operating Officer, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County and Founder, Alternatives to Domestic Aggression, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County,; and Barbara Niess May, MPA, MSW; Executive Director, SafeHouse Center of Washtenaw County. Domestic violence offender and survivor alcohol and other drug use/abuse will be central to this discussion. The audience will be provided with a primmer regarding batterer tactics, strategies, and core beliefs which hold the batterer accountable for his abusive behaviors while maintaining and promoting survivor safety. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome. Registration is not required. Each program provides 1.5 hours of free C.E. for addiction professionals. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/The-Intersection-of-Domestic-Violence-and-Substance-Abuse-11778.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    03/03/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is suspected, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of October and November and from January through June. Programs will be presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, other family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-11692.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    03/10/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is suspected, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of October and November and from January through June. Programs will be presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, other family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-11693.aspx
  • Al-Anon: A Panel Discussion MI

    03/17/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Al-Anon: A Panel Discussion” will present a lively moderated panel discussion with a unique individual perspective regarding Al-Anon Family Groups, a recovery program for family members and friends of people with alcoholism. The panel members will provide an overview of the Al-Anon program, an opportunity to experience Al-Anon members sharing their stories, and information on how to become involved with Al-Anon. (Please note: Dawn Farm is not affiliated with Al-Anon or any twelve Step organization.) This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome. Registration is not required. Each program provides 1.5 hours of free C.E. for addiction professionals. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Al-Anon-A-Panel-Discussion-11777.aspx
  • Recovery and Spiritual Change MI

    03/24/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Recovery and Spiritual Change” will be presented by Dr. Elizabeth A.R. Robinson, Ph.D., MSW. Many people believe that changes in one’s spirituality/religiousness support recovery. This presentation will look at the results of research with 364 alcoholics over three years, including changes in alcohol use (sobriety), Alcoholics Anonymous involvement, several dimensions of spirituality and religiousness (including beliefs, prayer and meditation, purpose in life, and forgiveness,) and how they relate to each other. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome. Registration is not required. Each program provides 1.5 hours of free C.E. for addiction professionals. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Recovery-and-Spiritual-Change-11776.aspx
  • Trauma and Chemical Use and Addiction MI

    03/31/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Trauma and Chemical Use and Addiction” will be presented by Dr. Tana Bridge, Ph.D., LMSW; MSW Program Director, School of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University. Current research highlights the relationship between chemical use, addition and trauma. This presentation by an award-winning trauma expert will review events involved with trauma exposure, trauma specific symptomology, the impact trauma has on the brain and on coping and subsequent substance use, and how to aid individuals struggling with trauma and addiction. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome. Registration is not required. Each program provides 1.5 hours of free C.E. for addiction professionals. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Trauma-and-Chemical-Use-and-Addiction-11775.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    04/07/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is suspected, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of October and November and from January through June. Programs will be presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, other family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-11694.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    04/14/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is suspected, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of October and November and from January through June. Programs will be presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, other family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-11695.aspx
  • Intervention MI

    04/21/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Intervention” will be presented by Jeff Jay and Debra Jay; Intervention specialists, chemical dependency therapists and trainers, and best-selling authors of “Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention” and other books. Intervention can be a highly effective technique for initiating the recovery process in individuals suffering from chemical dependency. This program will describe how the “Love First” process of Intervention can help chemically dependent people find recovery. This program will bring PRACTICAL INFORMATION, HELP and HOPE to anyone who cares about a chemically dependent person, and to anyone who wants to learn more about the intervention process. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome. Registration is not required. Each program provides 1.5 hours of free C.E. for addiction professionals. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Intervention-11774.aspx
  • Tobacco Cessation and Addiction Recovery MI

    04/28/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Tobacco Cessation and Addiction Recovery” will be presented by Anna Byberg, LLMSW, CAADC; Program Coordinator, Dawn Farm Spera Recovery Center; and Aaron Suganuma, BSW. Despite downward trends in the prevalence of tobacco use in the general population, tobacco use remains a significant problem among people with alcohol/other drug addiction. This program will describe the prevalence of tobacco addiction among people with alcohol and other drug addictions, the relationship between tobacco use and recovery, and information on tobacco cessation techniques targeted to people with alcohol/other drug addiction. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome. Registration is not required. Each program provides 1.5 hours of free C.E. for addiction professionals. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Tobacco-Cessation-and-Addiction-Recovery-11773.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    05/05/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is suspected, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of October and November and from January through June. Programs will be presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, other family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-11696.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    05/12/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is suspected, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of October and November and from January through June. Programs will be presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, other family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-11697.aspx
  • The Physiology of Addiction MI

    05/19/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “The Physiology of Addiction” will be presented by Dr. Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, FACOG, FASAM; and Dr. Emily Brunner, MD. Addiction is a chronic brain disease involving complex physiologic processes. This program will explore the differences in neurochemistry between the addicted brain and the normal brain, the progression of physiological changes that occur in chemically dependent individuals, the mechanisms of physiologic tolerance and withdrawal, medical complications of alcohol/other drug addiction and the effects of treatment on the addicted brain. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome. Registration is not required. Each program provides 1.5 hours of free C.E. for addiction professionals. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/The-Physiology-of-Addiction-11772.aspx
  • In the Doctor's Office: Recovery Friend or Foe? MI

    05/26/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “In the Doctor's Office: Recovery Friend or Foe?” will be presented by Dr. Mark A. Weiner, MD; and Matthew Statman, LMSW, CAADC; University of Michigan Collegiate Recovery Program Manager. Addiction is widely recognized as a chronic illness best treated with long-term monitoring and support. Primary health care settings are natural places for this care to be provided. However, it's been said that the doctor's office is a dangerous place for people in recovery from addiction. It's also been said that recovering people are terrible patients. This program discusses whether these statements are fair, and why healthcare providers are essential allies for long term recovery. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome. Registration is not required. Each program provides 1.5 hours of free C.E. for addiction professionals. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/In-the-Doctor's-Office-Recovery-Friend-or-Foe%3f-11771.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    06/02/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is suspected, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of October and November and from January through June. Programs will be presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, other family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-11698.aspx
  • Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do MI

    06/09/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a free, ongoing, two-part series. Part 1 provides information on how to recognize and understand adolescent substance abuse. Part 2 provides information on what should and should not be done to help when a teen substance abuse problem is suspected, and concludes with a short talk by a young person in recovery. The series is presented on the first (part 1) and second (part 2) Tuesday evenings of October and November and from January through June. Programs will be presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services therapists. All presentations are free and open to the public. The presentations are targeted primarily to parents and caretakers of teens, but are also inclusive of teens, other family members, people who work with teens, students, and anyone interested in attending for any reason. All are welcome to attend! Registration is not required. A certificate of attendance can be provided. Free literature will be available.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Teens-Using-Drugs-What-To-Know-and-What-To-Do-11699.aspx
  • How to Support Recovery and Not Support Addiction MI

    06/16/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “How to Support Recovery and Not Support Addiction” will be presented by Dr. Charles F. Gehrke, MD, FACP, FASAM. The course of an individual’s alcohol/other drug addiction may be influenced by family, friends, employers and others. When all else has failed - what does work when confronted with a loved one’s addiction? What does not work? What can others do to help? What does not help? What role does an individual play in supporting another person’s recovery process? These and other questions will be addressed in order to assist participants to find effective methods to successfully support another person’s recovery, avoid enabling another person’s addiction, and maintain their own health and well-being. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome. Registration is not required. Each program provides 1.5 hours of free C.E. for addiction professionals. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/How-to-Support-Recovery-and-Not-Support-Addiction-11770.aspx
  • Relapse Prevention MI

    06/23/2015 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    “Relapse Prevention” will be presented by Erik Anderson LLMSW; Dawn Farm Outpatient Therapist. Addiction has been identified as a 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 assists recovering people to develop an effective plan to identify and prevent relapse. This program will discuss the dynamics of relapse, signs that may forewarn of relapse, how to develop a relapse prevention plan and strategies to handle both everyday and high-risk situations. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome. Registration is not required. Each program provides 1.5 hours of free C.E. for addiction professionals. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Relapse-Prevention-11769.aspx
  • Daughters of Tradition MI

    07/23/2014 - 07/25/2014
    Purpose: Train facilitators to implement this culturally-based prevention education program that provides pre-teens and teens with traditional knowledge, teaches them to make healthy choices, and teaches them to develop a mindset based upon respect that provides a healthy foundation for living. The Daughters of Tradition I is a culturally-based prevention curriculum for young girls ages 8-12. The Daughters of Tradition II is a culturally-based curriculum for girls ages 13-17. The girls will learn how to develop a sense of being good at something and being good for something, and will learn how to develop a sense of identity. Register online.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Daughters-of-Tradition-7514.aspx
  • Sons of Tradition MI

    07/23/2014 - 07/25/2014
    The purpose of this event is to train facilitators, who work with youth, to implement this culturally-based prevention education curriculum in their communities. This curriculum helps initiate and implement change in the community. It is developed for Native American boys ages 13-17. It is designed to coincide with the school year, other weekly programs, and also over the summer months. The focus of this program is establishing identity and learning what it is to be a Native American man. The curriculum is based upon the teachings of the Native American Elders and Clan Mothers. 24 Continuing Education Hours are provided in this training. Register online.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Sons-of-Tradition-7515.aspx
  • Families of Tradition MI

    07/28/2014 - 07/30/2014
    The purpose of this event is to train facilitators to implement the video-based curriculum in their communities. Designed to help family members relearn and practice traditional methods, that made our families stronger prior to colonization. Through the Family series, participants will learn to apply traditional principles, laws and values for resolving family conflicts. 24 Continuing Education Hours are provided in this training. Register online.
    This event is open to the public
    http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/2014/Families-of-Tradition-7516.aspx


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