Behavioral Addictions: Don’t Worry, It’s Not a Problem for Me

Behavioral Addictions:  Don’t Worry, It’s Not a Problem for Me

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“Behavioral Addictions: Don’t Worry, It’s Not a Problem for Me” will be presented on Tuesday March 17, 2020; 7:30pm-9:00pm, by Dr Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, D-FASAM. When people think about “addiction” they usually think of substances such as alcohol, nicotine and other drugs. Rewarding behaviors such as gambling, Internet use, gaming, eating, sex, exercise, shopping and other activities also have the potential in susceptible people to become a “process addiction” when the behavior is compulsively continued despite negative consequences. Research shows there are similarities between substance addiction and process addiction, including how the disorder develops, symptoms, genetic and environmental influences, neurobiology and reward effects, and methods of effective treatment. It’s also not unusual for substance use disorders and process addictions to co-occur, and complicate the recovery from each disorder. This program will review the underlying mechanisms of process addictions and their similarities to substance use disorders, and discuss effective treatment methods for people with process addictions. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about substance use disorders, recovery, family and related issues; and to dispel the myths, misinformation, secrecy, shame and stigma that prevent people with addiction and their families from getting help and getting well. 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 provided. 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 services for people with substance use disorders. For information, please contact Dawn Farm at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see click for details.

Tags: health seminars and screenings, addiction, recovery, treatment, substance use disorders, drugs, alcohol,

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Event Details

Date: March 17, 2020
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Location:
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center
5305 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti MI 48197

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Contact:
Alexa Lukowski or Laurel A. Hunter
734-485-8725
info@dawnfarm.org


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    Experts in tree/shrub fertilization, organic lawn fertilizing, weed/pest/bug control, mole control and deer repellants. Call for a free estimate!
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    Now Accepting New Patients and Families
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Dawn Farm provides a continuum of quality treatment and recovery support services for people with substance use disorders. Dawn Farm is a tax exempt, not-for-profit organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Programs are licensed by the State of Michigan and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The goal of Dawn Farm is to assist addicts and alcoholics in achieving long term recovery. Dawn Farm will identify and remove barriers that prevent addicts and alcoholics from joining the recovering community.

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