November events in Dawn Farm’s free community education series 


The Dawn Farm Education series and Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do series provide helpful, hopeful, practical information covering a variety of topics related to substance use disorders, recovery, and adolescent substance use concerns. Anyone interested is invited to attend these free community education programs.

November programs will include:

Nov. 6, 2018 (part one) and Nov. 13, 2018 (part two,) 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. “Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do” is a free, ongoing, two-part education series presented by Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services for parents, teens, families and professionals.  Part One provides information on understanding teen substance use and recognizing signs that may indicate a young person is involved with alcohol/other drugs. Part Two includes separate sessions for adults to learn “what to do” when an adolescent substance use problem is suspected and for teens to explore their beliefs about and use of substances; adults and teens also hear a talk by a young person in recovery from a substance disorder.

Nov. 20, 2018; 7:30-9 p.m.  Parenting in Recovery. Mary Jo Desprez, MA, and Amber Horwitz, MSW candidate, will discuss the importance of maintaining a strong recovery program while parenting in recovery from substance addiction; explore “parenting skills 2.0; and include a panel discussion by parents in recovery from substance use disorders.

Nov. 27, 2018; 7:30-9 p.m. An Introduction To Cultivating Mindfulness to Support Recovery. Mindfulness educator, practitioner and researcher Dr. Elizabeth A.R. Robinson, MPH, MSW, Ph.D will define mindfulness, describe research supporting mindfulness’ benefit, provide opportunities for the audience to experience and cultivate mindfulness, and discuss the application of mindfulness to the process of recover from substance use disorders.

WHO’S IT FOR: People interested for any reason, personal or professional – ALL ARE WELCOME!

LOCATION: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197.

ADMISSION:  Admission is FREE and open to all.  No registration is required.

SPONSOR: The programs are organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit organization that provides a continuum of treatment and recovery support services for people with substance use disorders.

For information, please contact Dawn Farm:
Phone: (734) 485-8725.
Web sites:
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“Teens Using Drugs” series:




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