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Jason has been with the addiction treatment facility called
Dawn Farm since 1994 and
has served as the Clinical Director since 1999.
Jason is also an adjunct faculty at
Eastern Michigan University’s School of Social Work.
Jason is principle author of a very popular recovery blog.
Jason blogs at addiction recovery news.com and
has been published in Addiction Professional magazine and
in an Addiction Technology Transfer Center monograph.
Jason, welcome back to the Recovered Podcast studio
Jason, you are very active on the internet regarding addiction and recovery.
How has the internet changed Dawn Farm?
Tell us about the history of Dawn Farm
What sets Dawn Farm apart from other local treatment facilities?
How do you measure success?
What has changed in the treatment process?
What are some of the obstacles to recovery for your clients?
Tell us a success story.
What is the future of the recovery in general and Dawn Farm in particular?
Many in our audience are dealing with a teen or young adult with addiction issues.
I wanted to explore some of the questions that should be asked when looking for treatment
1. Questions to ask about assessment
What is an assessment?
What tools should someone look for?
Are there different levels of care?
What is eligibility criteria?
2. Questions to Ask About Attention to Mental Health and Medical Care
How does mental health issues affect treatment?
How are symptoms diagnosed?
Are mental health professionals typically on site?
What about medications?
3. QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT COMPREHENSIVE INTEGRATED TREATMENT
What is Comprehensive integrated treatment?
4. STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
How does someone get this information?
5. PAYING FOR TREATMENT
A significant number of our listeners have not yet been to a meeting, what would you like to say to this person