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Please see our “About the Program” page for information about the “Teens Using Drugs” program. The "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" program was developed by Ronald E. Harrison in 1999, and was presented by Ron until his death in April 2011. Dawn Farm has continued this program since Ron’s death. The series is coordinated by Ray Dalton, MA; Coordinator for Dawn Farm Outpatient, Community Corrections and Youth and Family Services. The program is co-sponsored by Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Council, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center.
We'd like to thank ALL the people who make this program possible! Ron Harrison developed this program and contributed his time and expertise to present this workshop series as a community service from the program inception in 1999 until April 2011. Ron was an extraordinarily generous, dedicated, talented and wonderful person and is deeply missed. Nancy Quay, LMSW provided expert back-up on the evenings Ron was unavailable to present, sometimes on short notice. Dawn Farm has stepped up to enable this program to continue, with Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services Team members and Growth Works staff providing their expertise for the presentations. Matt Statman, LLMSW, CADC; Debbie Snyder, MS, LLP, CAADC, CCS; Brian Spitsbergen, MA, LLPC, CAADC; Vince Swain, CADC; Ray Dalton, MA; Jules Cobb LLPC, and Isaac Williamson LMSW presented the 2011 – 2012 series. Tamara Shirey, MA, LLPC, NCC; Child and Adolescent Therapist at Starfish Family Services and former Dawn Farm Project Manager, and Debbra Snyder, MS, LLP, CAADC, CCS; Assistant Director of Adult Behavioral Health, The Guidance Center and former Dawn Farm Program Coordinator for Outpatient and Adolescent Programs, assumed the responsibility of coordinating the 2012 – 2013 series. The 2013 - 2014 series will be coordinated by Ray Dalton, MA; Coordinator for Dawn Farm Outpatient, Community Corrections and Youth and Family Services. The 2013 - 2014 series presenters included Vince Swain, CADC; Recovery Support Specialist, Dawn Farm Adolescent Programs; Debbra Snyder, MS, LLP, CAADC, CCS; Assistant Director of Adult Behavioral Health, The Guidance Center; Brian Spitsbergen MA, LLPC, CAADC; Director, Community Intervention and Treatment (CITx,) Growth Works, Inc.; Tamara Shirey, MA, LLPC, NCC, CAADC; Outpatient Therapist, Lifespan Clinical Services- Starfish Family Services; and the Dawn Farm Youth and Family Services Team. Dawn Farm, the Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Council, and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook Recovery Center co-sponsor the program, and provide support and assistance. Huron Valley Community Network (HVCN) provides web hosting for our web site along with patient technical support whenever we have needed help with this web site. Many service providers have contributed printed materials. Our long-term volunteer Rob provides highly proficient audiovisual support, and takes care of everything that needs to be taken care of to ensure all goes smoothly on the evenings of the presentations. To the numerous young people in recovery who have shared their stories, their experience, their strength and their hope with our part two audiences – hope is a wonderful gift, thank you for sharing yours! Thank you to all the educators and other professionals who refer families to this program. Thank you to the hundreds of parents, family members, teens, professionals, and people in our community who attended past programs and provided feedback that has helped this program improve, evolve and grow in being a useful resource for people in our community. Every contribution to this program is part of its success in assisting people to learn how they can help substance-involved teens. We're very grateful to all who have provided and are providing support!
The series is coordinated by Dalton, MA; Coordinator for Dawn Farm Outpatient, Community Corrections and Youth and Family Services.
Ronald E. Harrison developed the series in 1999 and regularly presented the programs until his death in April 2011.
Dawn Farm provides a continuum of quality services for men and women with alcohol and other drug problems. 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. The Dawn Farm community of programs includes residential treatment services for ages 17 and over, outpatient treatment services for ages 18 and over and for adolescents, sub-acute detoxification at their Spera Recovery Center, community corrections education and intervention, community/"street" outreach and intervention, transitional housing, and other support services for people recovering from alcohol/other drug addiction. Dawn Farm offers a free, annual community education series, hosts weekly 12-Step meetings and other events, and participates in many community initiatives. Dawn Farm’s Web site has many documents and references related to chemical dependency and recovery. Here is a short video about Dawn Farm.
For more information about Dawn Farm and Dawn Farm programs, please contact:
Jim Balmer (President) or Jason Schwartz, LMSW, CAADC (Clinical Director)
Ray Dalton, MA, CAADC; Coordinator for Dawn Farm Outpatient, Community Corrections and Youth and Family Services and Teens Using Drugs series coordinator
Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Council:
The Livingston and Washtenaw Regional Coordinated School Health Program Advisory Council provides staff development, program activities, consultation and technical assistance to school districts in Livingston and Washtenaw Counties.
For more information, please contact:
Phone: 517-546-5550, extension 168
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Greenbrook
Greenbrook Recovery Center is part of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Ann Arbor. Greenbrook Recovery Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive services to individuals who are experiencing alcohol and drug-related problems, and offers a full range of chemical dependency services and programs to individuals and their families.
For more information, please contact:
Suzie Antonow, LMSW, CAADC; Manager, Greenbrook Recovery Center
St. Joseph Mercy Greenbrook Chemical Dependency Services
5401 McAuley Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48197-1011
"TEENS USING DRUGS: WHAT TO KNOW and WHAT TO DO" Disclaimer
PLEASE NOTE: this site is not a counseling or treatment service. We welcome comments and requests for information about the "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" program and/or about this Web site, but the people who maintain the Web site are not substance abuse professionals and cannot provide advice about substance abuse problems. Parents, family members, teens, professionals, and concerned community members are all welcome to attend the free "Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" program to learn more about adolescent substance abuse problems and what can be done to help adolescents with alcohol/other drug problems. If you are not able to attend this program, you contact Dawn Farm (please see the “contact us” page.)