Event Date/Time: Mar 17, 2009
End Date/Time: Mar 17, 2009
"Psychiatric Disorders in Chemically Dependent Individuals: Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations" will be presented on March 17, 2009; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Dr. Patrick Gibbons, LMSW, DO; Addiction Psychiatry Fellow, University of Michigan Medical Center. This program will provide an overview of co-occurring addiction & psychiatric illness, including standard diagnostic criteria, individual considerations for determining the appropriate course of treatment, available treatment interventions, and the perspectives of both the addict and the treatment provider on addiction and psychiatric illness. This workshop is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent chemically dependent individuals and their families from getting help and getting well. Workshops are free and open to anyone interested in attending, including people with alcoholism/addiction, people in recovery, people interested in recovery, family members/friends and others affected by chemical dependency, people who work with chemically dependent individuals, students, people interested in any topic for any reason â€“ ALL ARE WELCOME! Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered for each workshop. 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 chemical dependency services.