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Paths In To and Paths Out Of Alcoholism
September 21, 2016 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PMFree
“Paths In To and Paths Out Of Alcoholism” will be presented on Wednesday September 21, 2016, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm (with a reception preceding from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm) by Dr. George E. Vaillant, MD; Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and the Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital. Two cohorts of males with alcohol addiction– one “privileged” and one severely “underprivileged” – were followed prospectively for 60 years in a well-known Harvard study. By following the men from youth to older age it was possible to observe their drinking patterns and determine factors that may have contributed to the development and progression of alcohol addiction and to recovery from alcohol addiction. This presentation by the study director will discuss evidence from this study that supports the efficacy of Alcoholics Anonymous participation in providing the four proven ingredients for stable remission from addiction, including: (1) a competing comforting substitute for alcohol, (2) a spiritual, loving family, (3) involuntary supervision and reminder of the consequences of relapse, and (4) new love relationships. This program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, a non-profit organization that provides a continuum of programs for treatment of substance use disorders; and the University of Michigan Collegiate Recovery Program, University of Michigan Students For Recovery, and University of Michigan Student Health Services/Wolverine Wellness. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome. Registration is not required. The program provides 1.5 hours of free C.E. for addiction professionals.