“In the Doctor’s Office: Recovery Friend or Foe? ” will be presented on Tuesday March 21, 2017, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, by Dr. Mark A. Weiner, MD; Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine; 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 can be a dangerous place for people in recovery from addiction. It's also been said that recovering people can be terrible patients. This program will discuss whether these statements are fair, and why healthcare providers are essential allies for long term recovery. The program will provide a basic overview of the neurobiology of addiction and its implications for health care consumers and providers, list specific concerns related to medications, describe ways in which people in recovery from alcohol/other drug addiction can take responsibility for their health and discuss how health care providers can assist with sustaining recovery.
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.)