Dawn Farm Offering Free Ongoing Series – “Teens Using Drugs: What To Know And What To Do”

Dawn Farm is offering Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do.  The ongoing two-part series is for designed for parents, guardians and caretakers, or other family members of teens or young adults with alcohol and drug problems. The program is open to anyone who would like to attend for any reason.

The free program is designed to provide education on how to understand, identify and   address adolescent alcohol/other drug use and problems, create a positive attitude towards obtaining help for adolescents with alcohol/other drug problems, and increase participants’ readiness and ability to address adolescent alcohol/other drug use.

Teens Using Drugs has made a difference to families struggling with teen substance use, and to others who want to help.

Dawn Farm has been helping addicts and alcoholics get the help they need since 1973. Their simple mission has always been the same – to be a place where those struggling with addiction can go for help, regardless of their ability to pay.

Their core values include:

  • The belief that any addict or alcoholic can get better. Addiction is a disease that can be effectively treated regardless of the drug involved.
  • Community recovery works. They believe their 12 Steps provide the greatest hope for recovery from addiction and the recovering community takes precedence.
  • They are committed to long-term support.
  • They treat the disadvantaged. A unique feature of Dawn Farm’s program has been offering care to those lacking financial resources.
  • Programs for people take precedence over chasing funding sources.

For many years, Dawn Farm has offered a continuum of services to help addicts and alcoholics achieve long term recovery. With residential services, supportive transitional housing, outpatient treatment, sub-acute detoxification and a range of active outreach programs, Dawn Farm has always been there to help.

Testimonies to the success of Dawn Farm’s from their website include:

“If you can get out of your own way and ask for help, please believe that the help is there. You only need the right moment to find that recovery is possible—and that we can help you stop hurting.” – Kevin

“Looking back, treatment was really, really scary, but I have no regrets! Getting honest is hard, but I’m so grateful I did it. Do what I did—get some help. You will have a life that you never imagined!”- Emily

“I always knew that God was real, but I was ashamed that I was too far gone. To my surprise, I found that the spirituality of recovery and my faith went hand in hand.”- Meg

“I think Dawn Farm was the best thing that ever happened to me—it’s the best place in the world. If it weren’t for going through the Farm, I wouldn’t be here.” – Clifton

Teens Using Drugs meetings can be joined at anytime. Details and links are below.

2017/2018 Schedule

Part 1: What to Know

Part One provides information that will help participants understand adolescent substance use, recognize signs and patterns of a teen substance abuse problem, and identify when a teen may be involved with substances and may need help.

Dates: 1st Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June. (see flier)

Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Part 2: What to Do

Part Two has break-out sessions for adults describing strategies to effectively help when adolescent alcohol/other drug use is suspected or identified, and for teens/young people to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part Two ends with adults and young people together hearing a talk by a young person in recovery from a substance use disorder, who will describe his or her experiences – how it was before recovery, what happened, and how it is now.

Dates: 2nd Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June. (see flier)

Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Where

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center
5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
View map and directions here

PLEASE NOTE: This is the same building as the administration building – it is situated between the Emergency Room and the Family Birthing Center/Imaging Center.

Signs are placed in the building directing folks from this entrance to the location of the program.

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