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When: 20 May MINDFULNESS MEDITATION – relax with Mary Somerville ‘OPEN’ 12-STEP GROUP – chaired by a well-known personality For people in recovery and professionals who want to witness how it works. RECOVERY FROM ADDICTION IS POSSIBLE – Deirdre Boyd Experience, strength, hope gather us all here together HELP THE CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS – Liam Byrne MP (tbc) Learn their unique characteristics, and how to prevent later life problems. WHAT’S LIFE IN RECOVERY LIKE? LATEST RESEARCH – Professor David Best Latest updates from the first national UK Life in Recovery survey. WHAT IS ADDICTION? BEHAVIOURS, NEUROSCIENCE – Prof Oscar D’Agnone Understand the neurochemical and molecular aspects of addiction. WHAT IS ADDICTION? WHAT DOCTORS SEE – Dr Steven Hood Why doctors lead the way in calling for alcohol prevention and treatment. BREAK – have a coffee/tea, visit exhibitors, enter your card for a prize. HOW TO BEST TREAT COMPLEX PATIENTS – Dr Michael Genovese Integrate interventions to heal patients’ mind, body, spirit – for a lifetime. ADDICTION AND THE YOUNG – Mandy Saligari The presenter of Channel 5’s popular programme shares her techniques. ADDICTION AND THE ELDERLY – Professor Tony Rao, Professor Ilana Crome How to identify motivations to change which are unique to this population. LUNCH – by Hilton chef, in the iconic Palm Court SUPPORTING PARTNERS OF PROBLEM DRINKERS – Dr John McMahon ‘Normal’ is not taking drugs; what we can do to help children resist. DEVELOPMENTS IN DRUG TESTING, INCLUDING BENZOS – Steve Valle Copresenting with George Powell, learn how services can be tailored to you. WARNING SIGNS OF RELAPSE: NIP THEM IN THE BUD Relapses don’t just happen on the day of use: they are months in the making. BREAK – have a coffee/tea, visit exhibitors, see if you are a prize winner. WOMEN’S ISSUES, MEN’S ISSUES Similarities and differences in accessing treatment, maintaining recovery. LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER LIVES Addiction occurs at higher rates in the LGBT community than generally. BME ISSUES IN RECOVERY: MYTHS & FACTS In life and death therapy, clinicians must distinguish critical issues vs excuses. HEAD & SHOULDER MASSAGES – Karrim Rahman 8.00am 8.15-9.00am 9.15am 9.20am 9.50am 10.20am 10.50am 11.20am 11.45am 12.15pm 12.45pm 1.15pm 2.10pm 2.40pm 3.10pm 3.40pm 4.05pm 4.35pm 5.05-5.35pm Throughout the day Save time, save lives... You will learn more about adddiction and recovery in this one day than you could from months of research, while mingling with likeminded people and experts. The training will be IC&RC accredited, a ‘gold standard’ for alcohol & drug recovery workers which is internationally recognised – IC&RC has 45,000 members worldwide.


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