Events

March 2019

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Become a Medical Intuitive with Tina Zion

March 8 - March 10 @ All Day Event

Healing Touch Center, Farmington Hills Mi,

Tina Zion wants you to succeed as a skilled medical intuitive. Join her for a hands-on Medical Intuition workshop. This class is for lay people, medical practitioners, energy healers, practicing psychics and mediums, and anyone who wants to develop their intuitive abilities. This is an experiential program without any performance anxiety. It includes presentations with a balance of hands on practice. Tina M. Zion is fourth generation intuitive medium who has been practicing and teaching holistic healing for over 30 years. Her hands-on anxiety-free workshops receive rave reviews. Tina is the international best-selling author of Become a Medical Intuitive and... Find out more »
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Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do

March 12 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series.  Part one is presented on the first Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June (EXCEPTION: second Tuesday of January 2019) and provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part Two is presented on the second Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June (EXCEPTION: second Tuesday of January 2019,) and has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when adolescent alcohol/other drug use is suspected or identified, and for teens to explore... Find out more »
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Does Addiction Treatment Work?

March 19 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

“Does Addiction Treatment Work?” will be presented on Tuesday March 19, 2019, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, D-FASAM. Recent publications claim 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. Feel confused? Dr. Christensen will review the recent criticisms of treatment for addiction including Twelve Step, residential, and medication assisted therapy, the scientific studies that do and do not support their use and other controversial issues. The presentation will include a short discussion of naloxone (Narcan)... Find out more »
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Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery

March 26 @ 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 26, 2019; from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Jerry Fouchey, BS, MA, SpA, CADC; Dawn Farm Personal Medicine Therapist and Didactic Group Facilitator; 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... Find out more »

April 2019

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Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do

April 2 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series.  Part one is presented on the first Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June (EXCEPTION: second Tuesday of January 2019) and provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part Two is presented on the second Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June (EXCEPTION: second Tuesday of January 2019,) and has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when adolescent alcohol/other drug use is suspected or identified, and for teens to explore... Find out more »
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Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do

April 9 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series.  Part one is presented on the first Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June (EXCEPTION: second Tuesday of January 2019) and provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part Two is presented on the second Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June (EXCEPTION: second Tuesday of January 2019,) and has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when adolescent alcohol/other drug use is suspected or identified, and for teens to explore... Find out more »
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People Like Me: Mutual Aid and Recovery from Substance Use Disorders

April 23 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

“People Like Me: Mutual Aid and Recovery from Substance Use Disorders” will be presented on Tuesday April 23, 2019; from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Todd Diana, Dawn Farm staff. Since the 1700’s people have banded together to help each other recover from substance use disorders. Today, people seeking peer support for recovery from substance use disorders, as well as family members and friends of people with substance use disorders, have an expansive menu of mutual aid groups they can participate in. Research demonstrates that active involvement in mutual aid recovery groups significantly improves a person’s chances of long-term... Find out more »
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Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship

April 30 - June 25 @ 12:00 AM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

“Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship” will be presented on Tuesday April 30, 2019; from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm (book sale/signing following the presentation) by Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J.; founder of Homeboy Industries and best-selling author. Father Gregory Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world. A Jesuit priest, from 1986 to 1992 Father Boyle served as pastor of Dolores Mission Church, then the poorest Catholic parish in Los Angeles that also had the highest concentration of gang activity in the... Find out more »

May 2019

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Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do

May 7 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series.  Part one is presented on the first Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June (EXCEPTION: second Tuesday of January 2019) and provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part Two is presented on the second Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June (EXCEPTION: second Tuesday of January 2019,) and has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when adolescent alcohol/other drug use is suspected or identified, and for teens to explore... Find out more »
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Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do

May 14 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series.  Part one is presented on the first Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June (EXCEPTION: second Tuesday of January 2019) and provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part Two is presented on the second Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June (EXCEPTION: second Tuesday of January 2019,) and has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when adolescent alcohol/other drug use is suspected or identified, and for teens to explore... Find out more »
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Relapse Prevention

May 21 @ 12:00 AM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

“Relapse Prevention” will be presented on Tuesday May 21, 2019; from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Erik Anderson, LMSW, CAADC; Embedded Social Worker, College of Engineering for Counseling and Psychological Services at University of Michigan. 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,... Find out more »
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Relapse Prevention

May 21 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

“Relapse Prevention” will be presented on Tuesday May 21, 2019; from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Erik Anderson, LMSW, CAADC; Embedded Social Worker, College of Engineering for Counseling and Psychological Services at University of Michigan. 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,... Find out more »
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Co-Occurring Disorders: Understanding Self-Medication and Complex Recovery

May 28 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

“Co-Occurring Disorders: Understanding Self-Medication and Complex Recovery” will be presented on Tuesday May 28, 2018; from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Jeremy Suttles, MSE, LMSW; Clinical Social Worker, University of Michigan Hospital – Adult Inpatient Psychiatry. Co-Occurring Disorders, also known as Dual Diagnosis, is the term used to describe having both a substance use disorder and a mental health or medical illness; the symptoms of one influence the symptoms and treatment of the other.  Diagnosing and treating these disorders can be challenging, as the two are often so entwined that they are difficult to separate.  People with dual diagnosis... Find out more »

June 2019

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Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do

June 4 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series.  Part one is presented on the first Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June (EXCEPTION: second Tuesday of January 2019) and provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part Two is presented on the second Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June (EXCEPTION: second Tuesday of January 2019,) and has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when adolescent alcohol/other drug use is suspected or identified, and for teens to explore... Find out more »
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Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do

June 11 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series.  Part one is presented on the first Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June (EXCEPTION: second Tuesday of January 2019) and provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part Two is presented on the second Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June (EXCEPTION: second Tuesday of January 2019,) and has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when adolescent alcohol/other drug use is suspected or identified, and for teens to explore... Find out more »
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Coordinating a Community Response to the Opioid Epidemic

June 18 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

“Coordinating a Community Response to the Opioid Epidemic” will be presented on Tuesday June 18, 2019; from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Molly Welch Marahar, MPP; WHI Opioid Project Coordinator, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation; and Carrie Rheingans, MSW, MPH; WHI Project Manager, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (plus panel members TBA.) The WHI Opioid Project is a cross sector coalition that was formed to address the opioid crisis in Washtenaw County. The Opioid Project has members from the health systems, local substance use agencies, government, schools, law enforcement, academia and the recovering community who come together... Find out more »
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Spirituality in Recovery: The Many Paths to Spiritual Fitness

June 25 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

“Spirituality in Recovery: The Many Paths to Spiritual Fitness” will be presented on Tuesday June 25, 2019; from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Jerry Fouchey, BS, MA, SpA, CADC; Dawn Farm Personal Medicine Therapist and Didactic Group Facilitator. Spirituality can play an important role in recovery initiation and maintenance. Research has demonstrated that self-identification as a “spiritual” person correlates positively with successful abstinence regardless of whether the person self-identifies as a “religious” person.  Twelve Step recovery programs challenge participants through the Eleventh Step to “seek through prayer and meditation to improve their conscious contact with God as they understood Him, praying... Find out more »
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