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Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery
April 11, 2017 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PMFree
“Grief and Loss in Addiction and Recovery” will be presented on Tuesday April 18, 2017, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Amanda Eidemiller, LMSW, Adult Palliative Care Consult Service, University of Michigan Hospital; and Barb Smith, author of “Brent’s World.” Unresolved grief and loss frequently accompany people throughout the process of moving from the culture of addiction to the culture of recovery. Families of people with addiction experience grief and loss as well. This program will explain various theories of grief and grief recovery, describe losses that people with addiction and their families experience throughout the addiction and recovery processes, and discuss how recovery program tools can help individuals cope with grief and loss. 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 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. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals) and 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 chemical dependency services.