Addiction 101

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Date: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:30pm
Location: 
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

Addiction 101 will be presented on Tuesday September 26, 2017; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by James Balmer; President, Dawn Farm. This program will provide a general overview of alcohol/other drug addiction and recovery. The presenter will examine the progression of alcohol/other drug use, review addiction as a brain disease and discuss the process of recovery. Participants will learn how individuals experience initial and continuing alcohol and other drug use and gain a basic understanding of the process and diagnosis of addiction, how the brain functions in a person with alcohol/other drug addiction, and methods utilized to help people with alcohol/other drug use disorders achieve sustained 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 use disorders, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent people with addiction 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 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 services for people with substance use disorders. For information, please contact Emily Hagen, LLMSW; Dawn Farm Education Series Coordinator, at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.