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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 info@dawnfarm.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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February 20
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium
5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States
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734-485- 8725