5th Recovery Plus
When, what: the agenda
12.30pm Nutritional Therapy for Addiction Recov ery
presented by Deborah Colson
Mood, anxiety and sleep disorders can be drivers of addiction, and can
worsen treatment adherence and relapse. Nutritional therapy addresses
these underlying disorders at a biochemical level.
1-2pm Lunch prepared by chef wil be provided
There is seating in the Library. You can continue lunch while enjoying
the following mindfulness exercise...
1.30pm Self care: practice what we preach through relaxation
presented by Mary Somerville
Relaxation and guided-meditation techniques are a useful aid for all
clients, and open them up to safe experiences. Delegates can enjoy its
benefits themselves in these exercises before applying it to their clients.
2pm Workplace Drug + Alcohol Policies
presented by Jason Wyse
The average return on investment in treatment for an employee is 12:1
and, in turn, workplace support is a strong predictor of long-term
recovery for employees. Preview this presentation on pages 46-47 of the
latest Recovery Plus journal.
2.30pm Hot Topics: Addiction to prescribed drugs
presented by Caroline Montagu, Countess of Sandwich
Addiction to prescription drugs has been labelled a "public health
disaster" with an estimated 1.5million people becoming dependent
on them long term – some starting as early as from childhood trauma.
Identify the signs and handle clients or colleagues with iatrogenic fallout.
3pm Responding to Racial Diversity: myths vs facts
presented by Ken Davis + Anita Leslie
In life and death therapy, clinicians must distinguish critical issues vs
excuses. Hear from the front line in racially-diverse Lambeth – these
two presenters scored so highly in delegate evaluation forms at an
earlier Recovery Plus that we have invited them back.
3.30-4.00pm Break, refreshments
Have a coffee/tea, visit exhibitors, announcing raffle winners
4pm Family Matters: how short-term treatment can give
presented by Don Lavender
Understanding families growing up under the shadow of chemical
dependency, and its long-lasting effects, is crucial for anyone asking
"Why?" and for people looking for solutions and comfort. Here are
guidelines on how to break the intergenerational chain and move
How to help addicts into long-term enriched recovery
4.30pm Restorative Justice: build relationships, repair harms
presented by Peter Woolf
Government research demonstrates that restorative justice provides an
85% victim satisfaction rate, and a 14% reduction in the frequency of
reoffence – you can apply it in prisons, in the workplace, at home. For
people in recovery, this aligns with steps 8 and 9 in particular.
5pm PTSD : new thinking, new thinking
presenter details will be updated at recoveryplusdb.com
PTSD changes brain chemistry in much the same way substance abuse
and addiction do. Often, these disorders form at the same time and
feed off one another. The same trauma that caused PTSD can also
trigger a substance use disorder. Get the latest research which can be
used in clinical practice for optimal effectiveness.
Meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cannabis
and Children – special invitations to delegates.
The All Party Parliamentary Group (Cannabis and Children) has
reformed with a change of name to Cannabis: Harmful Effects on
Developing Brains. Due to the snap election in June, its first public
meeting had to be postponed - however, with the same members of
the House of Commons (assuming they are re-elected!) and House
of Lords, Cannabis Skunk Sense will host a meeting at the Methodist
Central Hall in Westminster (above), featuring two presentations...
Dr Eva Hoch, senior psychologist and head of the Marijuana Research
Group, Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich will give a presentation
entitled: Cannabis and Youth – Lessons to be learned.
Shane Varcoe Executive Director The Dalgarno Institute Australia and
Co-director of Alcohol and Drug Educators will give a presentation
entitled: ‘Medical’ Cannabis
Recovery Plus delegates should apply to the organisers