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Does Addiction Treatment Work?

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St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium

5305 Elliott Drive

Ypsilantl, Michigan 48197

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Does Addiction Treatment Work? will be 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 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 http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

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