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Liam Byrne (tbc) is Member of Parliament for Birmingham, Hodge Hill, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth, co-founder of Red Shift and proud patron of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics – he is campaigning that all local authorities identify and help this vulnerable group. He joined the Labour party aged 15, came top of his class at Manchester University, winning the Robert Mackenzie prize for political science, then won a Fulbright scholarship to Harvard Business School where he took his MBA with honours. When he came home he started a fast-growing software company. In 2004, he won the hard-fought Hodge Hill by-election; he doubled his majority two General Elections, in 2010 and 2015. Liam was promoted to Gordon Brown’s Cabinet after four years in Parliament. In Westminster, Liam has been asked to do some of the hardest jobs in government – in the Home Office, Downing Street and HM Treasury. In Opposition, Liam has chaired Labour’s policy review, led the Shadow DWP team and served as the Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills. Liam is the author of over 20 books and pamphlets about the UK’s future. He is also the author of the Road to Full Employment, Reinventing Government Again and Local Government Transformed. He is governor of the Institute of Government. Ilana Crome is EIlana Crome is Emeritus Professor of Addiction Psychiatry at Keele University, honorary consultant psychiatrist at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, honorary professor at Queen Mary University of London and senior research fellow at Imperial College, London. Her specialist areas at Keele University are Clinical practice and service development for drug alcohol and nicotine dependent patients; older substance misusers; psychiatric comorbidity and substance misuse; epidemiology; psychosocial risks; implementation and evaluation of multidisciplinary training and education; the development of novel instruments to measure craving and withdrawal in substance misusers; decision making in addicted patients; evidence based policy responses to substance misuse problems; the development of innovative multidisciplinary multiagency services for young substance misusers; outcome research in young people. With Dr Tony Rao, she co-authored Substance use and older people. Professor Oscar D’Agnone MD, MRCPsych, is honorary professor of the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, Institute of Brain Behaviour and Mental Health, at University of Manchester, Oscar D’Agnone is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists with over 30 years’ international experience in mental health and addictions. He authored Cocaine Addiction and Treatment and Prevention of Addictions and is published widely in the professional medical press. He has authored standard text books and guidelines on addiction, advises governments, whilst also maintaining a high level of clinical interactivity with his patients. He chairs or is clinical lead for many of the most important medical and academic addiction conferences in the UK and abroad, and advises NICE and the Home Office on patient-centred clinical guidelines. He provides comprehensive assessments and treatment and specialises in high risk as well as ‘dual diagnosis’ patients. He supervised over 2,500 detoxifications per year whilst working for clinical and rehab units including CRI (responsible for over 30,500 patients, 46 doctors and 227 nurses), Promis Clinics and Withersdane Hall. Dr Michael Genovese is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and by the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. Before joining Sierra Tucson addictiontreatment centre as medical director, he cofounded Long Island Mind and Body, an integrative practice in New York that focuses on mood and anxiety disorders, insomnia, addiction, and medicolegal issues. He serves as a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. Dr Genovese was a Fellow in the department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at North Shore University Hospital in New York. He completed his adult psychiatry residency training at the University of Connecticut. Prior to attending medical school, he earned a law degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. With this unique background, Dr Genovese is a respected consultant on mental health and behavioral health topics by multiple organisations, school districts, and for private industry and he is a member of the Professional Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Nassau County Bar Association. Dr Genovese taught resident physicians and medical students at Winthrop University Hospital. R+ programme preview: due to life, changes might occur – updates at recoveryplusdb.com


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