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Does Addiction Treatment Work?
February 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Presented on Tuesday February 20, 2018, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Dr. Carl Christensen, MD, Ph.D., D-FASAM. Recent publications purport to define research-supported definitive truths about the root causes of addiction and efficacy of treatment modalities; however, conclusions are conflicting and have been subject to divergent interpretations. The widely discussed article titled “The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous” by Gabrielle Glaser in the April 2015 “Atlantic,” and the J Addict Dis. (2009) article by Lee Ann Kaskutas, D.Ph. titled “Alcoholics Anonymous Effectiveness: Faith Meets Science” provide examples of the debate. Dr. Christensen will review the recent criticisms of treatment for addiction including Twelve Step, residential, and medication-assisted therapy, the scientific studies that do and do not support their use and other controversial issues.
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.
FURTHER INFORMATION: contact Emily Hagen, LLMSW; Dawn Farm 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.See All The Details Here