Tobacco Cessation and Addiction Recovery

Date & Time

  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Details
Event Description: 
“Tobacco Cessation and Addiction Recovery” will be presented on Tuesday May 23, 2017, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, by Anna Byberg, LMSW, CAADC; Program Coordinator, Dawn Farm Spera Recovery Center. 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. The conventional wisdom that tobacco use should not be addressed during treatment or in early recovery has been shown to be false. Studies have demonstrated that tobacco cessation has positive effects on recovery and relapse rates, and a smoke-free policy does not adversely affect treatment retention. This program will describe the prevalence of tobacco addiction among people with alcohol and other drug addictions, the relationship between tobacco use and recovery, information on tobacco cessation techniques targeted to people with alcohol/other drug addiction, and suggestions for implementation of tobacco cessation support by addiction treatment programs/professionals. 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. For information, please contact Dawn Farm at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see 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.)
Is this event open to public?: 
Yes
Estimated Number of Attendees: 
75
Location
Is this a virtual event (taking place online)?: 
No
Is this event in the United States?: 
Yes
Address: 
5305 Elliott Drive (St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center)
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: 
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: 08/08/2016