Emerging from the Darkness: The End of the Drug War and the Rise of Recovery

Date & Time

  • Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Details
Event Description: 
“Emerging from the Darkness: The End of the Drug War and the Rise of Recovery” will be presented on Thursday April 20, 2017, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, with a reception preceding from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm; by Dr. Kevin T. McCauley, MD; co-founder of the Institute on Addiction Study; writer of the award-winning DVD “Pleasure Unwoven” and the DVD “Memo To Self.” Not only have the ships for which we have waited for so long appeared on the horizon, some of them have now come into port. Parity. Treatment on demand. Stigma reduction. These once seemingly impossible dreams are today a reality. The White House creates an "Office of Recovery" and speaks openly about a "Third Way" for new policy. States legalize cannabis for - not medical - but recreational use, and create a giant natural experiment that will reveal previous certainties about its dangers as truth or fiction. Films, books, plays, and music put a human face on addiction, changing minds and hearts in the process. But most importantly, people are recovering. As we emerge from the rubble of the Drug War, we can rebuild on the foundation of astonishing brain research that has quietly accumulated through decades of zero-tolerance and mass incarceration. In this lecture, we will stop and realize this moment in history, and compare it to other challenges of health disparity and social inequality. We will review the rising science of recovery and explore concepts of recovery management. We will elucidate this "Third Way," and consider the challenges it entails. We will explore innovative policies, enacted on local and national levels, which hold the promise of preventing addiction before it starts, treating it on a scale never before seen in the US, and re-enfranchising a battered but resilient American demographic. As groups of men and women, formerly living in the shadows, come together, define themselves, and become a people, we should not forget: History is watching. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education 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. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals) and MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is provided. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.
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: 
300
Location
Is this a virtual event (taking place online)?: 
No
Is this event in the United States?: 
Yes
Address: 
5305 Elliott Drive
Address Line 2: 
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium
City: 
Ypsilantl
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: 
Mark
Last Name: 
Albulov, LLMSW, CAADC
Address Line 1: 
6633 Stony Creek Road (Dawn Farm)
City: 
Ypsilanti
U.S. State: 
Michigan
Zip Code: 
48197
Phone: 
7344858725
Supporting Materials
Notification: 
Yes
Last Updated: 08/12/2016