In The Doctors Office: Recovery Friend or Foe? - March 2012
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“In the Doctor’s Office: Recovery Friend or Foe?" was presented on Tuesday March 20, 2012; by Dr. Mark A. Weiner, MD; Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine; and Matthew Statman, LLMSW, CADC; ...
“In the Doctor’s Office: Recovery Friend or Foe?" was presented on Tuesday March 20, 2012; by Dr. Mark A. Weiner, MD; Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine; and Matthew Statman, LLMSW, CADC; Dawn Farm therapist and Education Series Coordinator. It’s been said that the doctor’s office is a dangerous place for people in recovery from addiction. It’s also been said that recovering people are terrible patients. This program discusses whether these statements are fair and why doctors and other healthcare providers are essential allies for long term recovery. The program describes in detail how people in recovery from alcohol/other drug addiction can take responsibility for their physical health and recruit health care providers as allies. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.
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