Event Date/Time: Sep 21, 2010 End Date/Time: Sep 21, 2010
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"Addiction 101" will be presented on Tuesday September 21, 2010, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by James Balmer; President, Dawn Farm. This perennial favorite will examine the dynamics of drinking and drug use, review addiction as a brain disease and describe the process of recovery from chemical dependency. Participants will learn how individuals experience drinking and drug use, gain an understanding of the basic process and diagnosis of addiction, gain a basic understanding of how the brain functions in an addict, and become familiar with the tools utilized to treat addiction. This program is part of the FREE, annual Dawn Farm Education Series. Our presentations offer helpful information that supports chemically dependent people in achieving, maintaining, and strengthening their recoveries. The series educates family members on issues relating to addiction and its effect on the family, and offers information that will be useful for friends and family members in relating to addicts whether they are actively using or in recovery. Professionals and students will also benefit from this pertinent information. 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 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. For information, please contact Matt Statman, BSW, CAC-R, Education Series Coordinator, at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/edseries.html.

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