In the Doctor’s Office: Recovery Friend or Foe? – Tuesday, October 24, 2017; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
by Mark A. Weiner, MD, D-FASAM; and Matthew Statman, LMSW, CAADC; University of Michigan Collegiate Recovery Program Manager. Addiction is widely recognized as a chronic illness best treated with long-term monitoring and support. Primary health care settings are natural places for this care to be provided. However, it’s been said that the doctor’s office can be a dangerous place for people in recovery from addiction. It’s also been said that recovering people can be terrible patients. This program will discuss whether these statements are fair, and why healthcare providers are essential allies for long-term recovery. The program will provide a basic overview of the neurobiology of addiction and its implications for healthcare consumers and providers, list specific concerns related to medications, describe ways in which people in recovery from alcohol/other drug addiction can take responsibility for their health and discuss how health care providers can assist with sustaining recovery.
This program is part of the Education Series organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of services for people with substance use disorders. Admission is free and open to all; people with a personal or professional interest are welcome.
FURTHER INFORMATION: contact Emily Hagen, LLMSW; Dawn Farm Education Series Coordinator, at 734-485-8725 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LOCATION: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium (ground floor,) 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197.See All The Details Here