The Dawn Farm Education Series is a valuable, free source of helpful, hopeful, practical information about substance use disorders, recovery, family concerns and related topics for people throughout Southeast Michigan. We’d like to ask your help to inform your followers about upcoming Education Series programs.
The following programs will be presented in March 2018:
Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery will be presented on Tuesday March 20, 2018, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Jerry Fouchey, BS, MA, SpA, CADC; Dawn Farm Outpatient and Personal Medicine therapist; and Barb Smith, author of “Brent’s World.” Unresolved grief and loss frequently accompany people throughout the process of moving from the culture of addiction to the culture of recovery. People with substance use disorders and their families may experience grief and loss in an exceptionally unsupported and lonely way due to the misunderstanding, stigma, shame and secrecy shrouding addiction. This program will explain theories of grief and grief recovery, describe losses that people with substance use disorders and their families experience throughout the addiction and recovery processes, and discuss ways to cope with grief and loss. The presentation will include a powerful personal story of grief, loss and recovery by Barb Smith.
Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances will be presented on Tuesday March 27, 2018, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Mary Jo Desprez, MA; Director, Wolverine Wellness, University Health Service, University of Michigan; and Matthew Statman, LMSW, CAADC; University of Michigan Collegiate Recovery Program Manager. The transition to a college environment can pose significant risk to a recovering student and to students at risk for alcohol/other drug problems. Many colleges and universities, including the University of Michigan, have developed programs to help recovering students maintain their recovery, excel academically and have a normative college experience apart from the culture of alcohol and other drug use. This presentation will provide an overview of the national and local efforts to build recovery support programs on college campuses and discuss support that is provided to recovering students by collegiate recovery programs. The presentation will include a panel discussion by U of M Students for Recovey members.
LOCATION: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium (ground floor,) 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
WHO’S IT FOR: People interested for any reason, personal or professional – ALL ARE WELCOME!
COST: Admission is FREE and open to all. No registration is required. A certificate to document attendance can be provided on request. FREE CE credit for addiction professionals is provided.
SPONSOR: The series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit organization that provides a continuum of treatment and recovery support services for people with substance use disorders.
FURTHER INFORMATION: For information, please contact Dawn Farm:
Phone: (734) 485-8725.
Web site: http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.