Trauma, Chemical Use and Addiction

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Trauma, Chemical Use and Addiction

January 30 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

Trauma, Chemical Use and Addiction will be presented on Tuesday January 30, 2018, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Dr. Tana Bridge, PhD, ACSW, LMSW, ACTP; Professor, School of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University. Current research highlights the relationship between substance use, substance addiction and trauma. This presentation by an award-winning trauma expert will review events involved with trauma exposure, trauma specific symptomology, the impact trauma has on the brain and on coping and subsequent substance use, and how to aid individuals struggling with trauma and substance addiction. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a... Find out more »

Tackling Blood Pressure With Cardiologist Joel Kahn, MD

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Tackling Blood Pressure With Cardiologist Joel Kahn, MD

February 1 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Birmingham Groves High School, Beverly Hills MI

Tackling Blood Pressure With Cardiologist Joel Kahn, MD PBNSG Healthy Living Seminar Take an in-depth look at the impact a plant-based diet and a healthy lifestyle can have on achieving excellent blood pressure levels.   Tickets $35 until sold out Birmingham Groves HS Staff Planning Lounge 20500 West 13 Mile Road, Beverly Hills, MI 48025 Find out more »

Does Addiction Treatment Work?

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Does Addiction Treatment Work?

February 20 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

Does Addiction Treatment Work? will be presented on Tuesday February 20, 2018, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; 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... Find out more »

Relapse Prevention

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Relapse Prevention

February 27 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

Relapse Prevention will be presented on Tuesday February 27, 2018, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Erik Anderson LMSW, CAADC, University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services. Substance addiction has been identified as an illness that requires long-term management.  Relapse is a process that begins before alcohol/other drug use is resumed and is usually preceded by a pattern of progressive warning signs. Understanding the relapse process helps recovering people develop an effective plan to identify and prevent relapse. This program will discuss the dynamics of relapse, factors that contribute to relapse, signs that may forewarn of relapse, how to... Find out more »

Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery

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Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery

March 20 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

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. Families of people with addiction experience grief and loss as well. This program will explain various theories of grief and grief recovery, describe losses that people with substance use disorders and their families experience throughout the... Find out more »

Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances

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Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances

March 27 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

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... Find out more »

Cultivating Mindfulness to Support Recovery

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Cultivating Mindfulness to Support Recovery

April 17 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

Cultivating Mindfulness to Support Recovery will be presented on Tuesday April 17, 2018, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Dr.  Elizabeth A.R. Robinson, MPH, MSW   Ph.D. Mindfulness practices are effective in supporting sustained recovery from substance use disorders. This presentation will describe theory and research supporting mindfulness, demonstrate mindfulness techniques and provide opportunities for the audience to experience and cultivate mindfulness, and review the evidence of the positive effects of mindfulness on recovery.  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 substance... Find out more »