Calendar of Events
October 29, 2013
Annual Peaceful, prayer vigil for 40 continuous days beginning Wed. Sept 25th.-Sunday Nov. 3,2013 Opening Mass At St. Francis Church at 8:15 am,Wed.Sept.25th, followed by car pooling to location of Vigil, corner of College PWY.and Winkler, South Ft. Myers, Fl. People of all faiths, denominations,ages,cultures that honor and respect LIFE are urged to take part. For more information and/or
schedule a time to cover, please call 239-850-7432 or www.40daysforlife.com/fortmyers or email [email protected]
“Psychiatric Disorders in Chemically Dependent Individuals: Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations” will be presented on Tuesday October 29, 2013; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Patrick Gibbons, LMSW, DO; Adjunct Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at the University of Michigan; Medical Director of the WCHO Community Crisis Response Team; consultant with Pain Management Solutions in Ann Arbor; and Medical Director of Dawn Farm. This program will provide an overview of co-occurring addiction and psychiatric illness, including standard diagnostic criteria; individual considerations for determining the appropriate course of treatment; available psycho-social and pharmacologic treatment interventions; and the perspectives of both the person with addiction and the treatment provider on addiction and psychiatric illness. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. The Dawn Farm Education Series is a FREE, annual workshop 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. The Education Series is designed to help people with alcoholism or other drug addictions to achieve, maintain and strengthen their recovery; assist family members and friends to understand and support recovery in people they care about as well as maintain their own health and well-being; aid professionals and students in various disciplines to work effectively with people with addictions and their families and support their recovery process; and contribute to a community culture supportive of recovery. 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 offered for each program. 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 Dawn Farm at 734-485-8725 or [email protected], or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.