International Symposium Networking Opportunities – 10th UKESAD in London a Great Success

The 10th United Kingdom and European Symposium Addiction Disorders held at the Tower Hotel London attracted well over a thousand people who attended the exhibitions and workshops.  Highlights of the workshops included:
The neuroscience of addiction, and how to apply it in your daily clinical practice by Professor Carlton Erickson
The evidence base for 12-step recovery programmes & community models of addiction treatment by Garrett O’Connor, past president – Betty Ford Institute
Structured family interventions, by Rebecca Flood, president – Association of Intervention Specialists
Accrediting peer recovery mentors, by Kristie Schmiege of ‘gold standard’ credentialling body IC&RC
Recovery coaching, by Anthony Eldridge-Rogers
Attachment disorder & group therapy, by Gail Lake
Benzodiazepines: problems and recovery, by Bliss Johns and the Earl of Sandwich
The prescription drug epidemic among teens, by Jamison Monroe
The future of rehabs, including international collaboration, by Michael Walsh, president – NAATP
EMDR | Eye movement sensitisation and reprocessing, by Max Cohen
Club drugs and more, by DJ ‘Fat’ Tony and Owen Bowden-Jones, chair – Addictions Faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists
The loneliest heart: trauma and PTSD, by Judy Crane
Dealing with difficult clients, by Michael Hornstein and Jackie Fernandez
Improving outcomes: aftercare and monitoring, by John Southworth (who has 21 years of followup data) and Caroline Smith
Dual diagnosis, by Behavioural Health of the Palm Beaches
Addictions and eating disorders, by Dr Steven Karp of Rosewood
Diversities and similarities in mutual aid across Europe, by Svein Furnes and EMNA
Relapse-prevention techniques, by Roland Williams
Untangling the web: internet and sex addiction, by Rob Weiss of Promises/Ranch plus Cruise control: gay sex addiction…
Half-day workshop by pioneer Patrick Carnes, on diagnosing and treating sex addiction and its role alongside substance dependence, followed by SLAA meeting
The family is patient, and the patient is family, by Bradley F Sorte
Complex clients – Let’s share our learning and skills, by psychiatrists Dr Alison Battersby and Dr Francis Keaney
Psychodrama sculpts recovery, by Hunter Taylor
Five elements to beat any addiction, by Michael Cartwright
The art of inspired leadership, by Miles Adcox
Information technology and recovery, by James Ohene-Djan
Therapy in an avoidant society, by Thomas Pecca
Alpha music and motivation, by John Levine
Visualisation meditation, by Sarah Graham
Similarities and differences between therapeutic communities and rehabs, by Rowdy Yates of Stirling University
Simon Stephens, Director of Addictions UK praised the organising Committee of the UKESAD and said, “We have enjoyed a great opportunity of sharing information with colleagues from around the World on Addictions Disorders and different treatment approaches.”
The Addictions Recovery Foundation – publishers of “Addiction Today” and the organisers of the UKESAD are well advanced in organising the next Symposium in 2014 which Addictions UK will participate.
Addictions UK is the leading providers of Home-based addiction treatment services in the UK offering different person-lead addictions therapies involving Counselling, Coaching and Therapies based on an abstinence model, including the provision of Medical Detox when necessary for drug and alcohol cases.
Further information can be obtained by contacting Addictions UK on line or by telephoning 0800 140 4044

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