Calendar of Events for Addiction Hope

Image of 2019 Addiction Hope CalendarThe Addiction Hope Calendar helps you find addiction treatment conferences, presentations, university functions, gatherings and more on our constantly updated calendar of events for the year. Many nonprofit organizations and treatment centers host functions throughout the year that are designed to provide education and support for those living a life in recovery and free of addiction to drugs or alcohol.

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September 2019

Sept 2019 Addiction Hope CalendarSeptember: SAMHSA National Recovery Month September 2019 Details: Every September, SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. The annual theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger. Additional Information: https://recoverymonth.gov/

September 7: Shatterproof Rise Up Against Addiction Community 5K Location: Chicago, Illinois Additional Information: https://www.shatterproof5k.org/chicago

September 17: Does Addiction Treatment Work?
Details: Dr. Carl Christensen, MD, Ph.D., D-FASAM will review various treatment modalities for substance use disorders, including Twelve Step, residential, and medication-assisted therapy, the scientific studies that do and do not support their use and other controversial issues.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm CST
Location: Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
More information: http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org.

September 23: 35th Annual CARE Breakfast Featured Guests: Michael Molthan & Terry Bentley Hill Details: Michael Molthan will share his story of addiction and his miraculous journey on the road to recovery. For over 25 years, Molthan was known as one of the best luxury home builders in the country. But, an addiction to drugs and alcohol caused his life to spiral out of control. After 27 arrests and doing close to 4 years in prison, Molthan had a “spiritual awakening.” Thus began a series of miracles in Molthan’s life. The 35th Annual CARE Breakfast is scheduled Monday, September 23rd from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. CST.

Time: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. CST
Location:
Dallas Country Club, 4155 Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX.
Additional Information: https://www.betterunite.com/care-35thannualcarebreakfast

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September 24: Addiction and Families
Details: Dr. Lynn Kleiman Malinoff, Ed.D. will discuss how family members are affected by living with a person with substance addiction and how family members can take care of their own well-being and support their loved one.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm CST
Location: Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
More information: http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org.

October 2019

Oct 2019 CalendarOctober 19-23: American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, Inc. (AATOD) 2019 Conference Details: The 2019 conference theme, “Out of the Shadows: Managing the Opioid Epidemic through the Continuum of Care” highlights the issues and challenges of medication-assisted treatment in the context of the current opioid use/abuse epidemic. Our intent is to educate and promote acceptance and integration of MAT options by patients, families, clinicians, the medical system, judicial systems, government, policy makers, social service administrations, and the general public. Location: Orlando, Florida Additional Information: https://www.eventscribe.com/2019/AATOD/

October 22: An Introduction To Cultivating Mindfulness to Support Recovery
Details: Mindfulness educator and researcher Libby Robinson, MPH, MSW, Ph.D. will define mindfulness, describe research supporting mindfulness’ benefit, provide opportunities for the audience to experience and cultivate mindfulness, and discuss the application of mindfulness to the process of recover from substance use disorders.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm CST
Location: Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
More information: http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org.

October 29: Safe and Effective Management of Pain and Addiction
Details: Dr. Carl Christensen, MD, Ph.D., D-FASAM; and Dr. Mark A. Weiner, MD, D-FASAM will discuss various methods of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic pain management and their relative risks and benefits, and describe creative approaches to effective pain relief for people in recovery from substance use disorders.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm CST
Location: Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
More information: http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org.

November 2019

Nov 2019 Addiction Hope CalendarNovember 16: Shatterproof Rise Up Against Addiction Community 5K Location: Dallas, Texas Additional Information: https://www.shatterproof5k.org/dallas

November 19: Real Talk about Tobacco and Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder Recovery
Details: People in recovery can quit smoking, and when they do, they experience improved mental health and greater rates of sobriety. Rosemary Bak Lowery, MS, CHES®, CNP, ACSM-CPT; Health Educator, Tobacco Treatment Specialist at University of Michigan’s Tobacco Consultation Service will discuss the connection between smoking and mental health/substance use disorders, challenges faced in quitting and resources for quitting. Free quit kits will be available in preparation for the Great American Smoke Out on November 21 2019, courtesy of University of Michigan’s Tobacco Consultation Service!
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm CST
Location: Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
More information: http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org.

November 26: Being a Parent In Recovery
Details: Mary Jo Desprez, MA, and Amber Horwitz, MSW candidate, will discuss the importance of maintaining a strong recovery program while parenting in recovery from substance addiction; explore “parenting skills 2.0″ and include a panel discussion by parents in recovery from substance use disorders.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm CST
Location: Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
More information: http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org.

December 2019 CalendarDecember 2019

December 17: Yoga: A Holistic Approach to Substance Use Disorder Recovery
Details: Western practitioners are discovering what our Eastern counterparts have known for centuries: yoga promotes overall wellness and is an effective complementary approach to a range of physical and mental health challenges. Erin Shawgo, LLMSW, CIYT, C-IAYT will review the research supporting yoga as an effective complementary practice, discuss ways that yoga can benefit recovering people, and provide suggestions for developing a personal yoga practice.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm CST
Location: Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
More information: http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org.


Addiction Hope Calendar 2020

January 2020

January 21-26: National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. Description: Mark your calendars for the 10th anniversary of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends. Additional Information: here. (Pub/Pro)

January 21: Trauma, Chemical Use and Addiction
Details: Award-winning trauma expert Dr. Tana Bridge, Ph.D., ACSW, LMSW, ACTP will discuss the relationship between substance use, substance addiction and trauma, the impact trauma has on the brain and on coping and subsequent substance use, and how to aid individuals struggling with trauma and substance addiction.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm CST
Location: Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
More information: http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org.

January 28: THow Can Communities Support Recovery?
Details: Personal recovery from substance use disorders happens within a community. Anna Byberg, LMSW, CAADC, Dawn Farm Clinical Director, will discuss the “Healing Forest” model and identify strategies that we can all take to support recovery in our communities.
Location: Ypsilanti Michigan 48197.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm CST
Location: Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
More information: http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org.

February 2020

February 18: Addiction and Older Adults
Details: Charles E. Coleman LLMSW; and Matthew Cremin, LLMSW; will discuss the unique nature of how addiction affects older adults, myths and facts, and available local resources
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm CST
Location: Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
More information: http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org.

February 25: Addiction 101
Details: Jim Balmer, Dawn Farm’s President, will provide a primer on the dynamics of alcohol and other drug use, addiction as a brain disease, the process of recovery from addiction and how individuals and communities can support long-term recovery.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm CST
Location: Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
More information: http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org.

March 2020

March 17: Behavioral Addictions: Don’t Worry, It’s Not a Problem for Me
Details: Addiction to substances (alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs) has similarities to behavioral compulsions such as gambling, Internet, sex, food and other rewarding activities. Dr. Carl Christensen will review the mechanisms of behavioral addictions and how they overlap with substance addictions, and discuss effective treatments.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm CST
Location: Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
More information: http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org.

March 24: What about Weed? The Cannabis Controversy: Past, Present, and Future
Details: Cannabis has a long and complex history in the United States. In this program, Dr. Stephen Strobbe, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CARN-AP, FIAAN, FAAN will examine this fascinating phenomenon and its implications, past, present, and future.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm CST
Location: Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
More information: http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org.

March 31: Facing Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery
Details: Jerry Fouchey, MA, CADC, will explain theories of grief and grief recovery, describe losses that people with substance use disorders and their families experience throughout the addiction and recovery processes, and ways to cope with grief and loss.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm CST
Location: Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
More information: http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org.

April 2020

April 21: Intervention to Durable Recovery: The Power of Family
Details: Best-selling authors, educators and clinicians Debra Jay and Jeff Jay will provide practical, helpful, hopeful information about how to do an intervention and how to build a recovery team that unites the person with addiction and his/her family in working towards the common goal of sustained recovery.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm CST
Location: Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
More information: http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org.

April 28: A History of the Basic Text of Narcotics Anonymous
Details: Few people know or understand how the Basic Text of Narcotics Anonymous (NA) was written. Chris Budnick, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS will discuss why this story is of interest for both members of NA and those who care about the history of recovery. This is an inspiring story of determination, purposeful inclusion, consensus-based decision making, sacrifice and service.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm CST – With a reception/meet-and-greet time 6:30-7:30pm.
Location: Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
More information: http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org.

May 2020

May 19: Relapse Prevention
Details: Jason Schwartz, LMSW, ACSW, MAC, will discuss the dynamics of relapse, factors that contribute to relapse, signs that may forewarn of relapse, how to develop a relapse prevention plan and creative, effective strategies to handle both every-day and high-risk situations.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm CST
Location: Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
More information: http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org.

May 26: Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Addiction: Implications for Recovery
Details: Tiffany Schultz, LMSW; Dawn Farm Outpatient Therapist, will explore the ways in which substance use disorders and eating disorders intersect and how those intersections impact the course of treatment and recovery for the individual.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm CST
Location: Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
More information: http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org.

June 2020

June 16: People Like Me: Mutual Aid and Recovery from Substance Use Disorders
Details: People seeking support for recovery from substance use disorders can find a sense of belonging, understanding, acceptance and connection as well as practical help and support from an extensive menu of mutual aid groups. Dawn Farm staff member Todd Diana will provide an overview of mutual aid recovery programs, research supporting the efficacy of mutual aid participation, and include a panel discussion by members of a sampling of recovery mutual aid programs.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm CST
Location: Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
More information: http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org.

June 23: Coordinating a Community Response to the Opioid Epidemic
Details: Molly Welch Marahar, MPP, Opioids Policy Analyst, Michigan Public Health Institute; and Carrie Rheingans, MSW, MPH; WHI Project Manager, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation will be joined by a panel to discuss coordinating a community-level response to the opioid epidemic from a public health perspective, and ways for concerned individuals to get involved.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm CST
Location: Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
More information: http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org.

June 30: Sexuality in Addiction Recovery
Details: Jerry Fouchey, BS, MA, SpA, CADC will explore the physical effects of long-term alcohol and drug use on sexuality, changes in sexuality that emerge in early recovery, and some thoughts about the processes that promote a return to health. Also, using recovery literature as the starting point, this will be an opportunity to explore a wide variety of thoughts about the pursuit of intimate relationships in recovery.
Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm CST
Location: Ypsilanti Michigan 48197
More information: http://www.dawnfarmeducation.org.