For Family and Friends: How to Support Recovery and Not Support Addiction

Venue: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center auditorium

Location: Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 28, 2010 End Date/Time: Sep 28, 2010
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"For Family and Friends: How to Support Recovery and Not Support Addiction" will be presented on Tuesday September 28, 2010, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Ronald E. Harrison; Chemical Dependency Therapist. When pleading, threatening, encouraging, manipulating, and shaming have not worked - what does work when confronted with a loved one's addiction? What does not work? What can others do to help? What does not help? What role does an individual play in supporting another person’s recovery process? These and other questions will be addressed in order to assist participants to find effective methods to successfully support another person's recovery and avoid enabling another person’s 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.

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