“Addiction and Families” will be presented on Tuesday February 21, 2017, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, by Roxann Mudry, LLMSW; Dawn Farm Therapist, Jail/Community Corrections and Strong Roots Family Programs; and Katie Gordon, LMSW, Dawn Farm Outpatient Therapist and Family Matters Facilitator. Substance addiction is often described as a family condition. Each member of the family unit is affected by addiction within the family and often family members do not realize how profoundly they have been affected. To survive within a framework of chaos, family members often develop roles and defense mechanisms that help them to cope. Family members affected by substance addiction often have challenges in supporting each other and taking care of their own health and well-being. Family involvement is an important element of the recovery process for people with addiction, and family members themselves can recover from the effects of having person with addiction in the family, whether the person with addiction recovers or not. This program will provide participants with a basic understanding 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.
LOCATION: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium (ground floor,) 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
COSTS: Admission is FREE and open to all. No registration is required. A certificate to document attendance can be provided on request. FREE CE is provided for addiction professionals.
WHO THE WORKSHOPS ARE FOR: People interested in any topic for any reason, personal or professional - ALL ARE WELCOME!
WHO ORGANIZES THE SERIES: The series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit organization that provides a continuum of programs for treatment of substance use disorders.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: For information, please contact Dawn Farm:
Phone: (734) 485-8725.
Web site: http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.
Type of Event:
Education (townhall meeting, class, workshop, lecture or training for community and general public, policymakers, social service and criminal justice organizations, etc.)