“Collegiate Recovery Programs: Supporting Second Chances” will be presented on Tuesday, October 23, 2012; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Mary Jo Desprez, MA, University of Michigan Alcohol and Other Drug Policy and Prevention Administrator. The transition to a college environment can pose significant risk to a recovering student. Many colleges/universities – including University of Michigan - have developed programs to help recovering students maintain their recovery, excel academically and have a normative college experience apart from the culture of drinking/drug use. Research demonstrates exceptionally high rates of academic success and sustained recovery among students who participate in collegiate recovery programs. This presentation will provide an overview of the national and local efforts to build recovery support programs on college campuses, and provide information about what parents and students should look for as they explore their options for pursuing a degree of higher education. This program is part of the FREE, annual Dawn Farm Education Series. Our presentations offer helpful, hopeful, practical information that supports people with alcohol and other drugs addiction 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 family members and friends in relating to people with alcohol and other drug addiction 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 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 Matt Statman, LLMSW, CADC, Education Series Coordinator, at 734-485-8725 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.
LOCATION: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium (ground floor,) 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197.
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