Does Addiction Treatment Work?

Date & Time

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Details
Event Description: 
Does Addiction Treatment Work? will be presented by Dr. Carl Christensen, MD, Ph.D., D-FASAM. Recent publications purport to define research-supported definitive truths about the root causes of addiction and efficacy of treatment modalities; however, conclusions are conflicting and have been subject to divergent interpretations. The widely discussed article titled “The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous” by Gabrielle Glaser in the April 2015 “Atlantic,” and the J Addict Dis. (2009) article by Lee Ann Kaskutas, D.Ph. titled “Alcoholics Anonymous Effectiveness: Faith Meets Science” provide examples of the debate. Dr. Christensen will review the recent criticisms of treatment for addiction including Twelve Step, residential, and medication assisted therapy, the scientific studies that do and do not support their use and other controversial issues. Part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. Free, open to all, no registration required. Provides 1.5 hours of free C.E. for addiction professionals.
Type of Event: 
Education (townhall meeting, class, workshop, lecture or training for community and general public, policymakers, social service and criminal justice organizations, etc.)
Is this event open to public?: 
Yes
Estimated Number of Attendees: 
80
Location
Is this a virtual event (taking place online)?: 
No
Is this event in the United States?: 
Yes
Address: 
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium
Address Line 2: 
5305 Elliott Drive
City: 
Ypsilanti
U.S. State: 
Michigan
Country: 
United States
Zip/Postal Code: 
48197
Website for additional information: 
http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series
Contacts
Contact Name: 
Emily
Last Name: 
Hagen, LLMSW
Address Line 1: 
Dawn Farm
Address Line 2: 
6633 Stony Creek Road
City: 
Ypsilanti
U.S. State: 
Michigan
Zip Code: 
48197
Phone: 
734-485-8725
Supporting Materials
Notification: 
Yes
Last Updated: 08/21/2017