“FORWARD... Connecting practice with theory in the treatment of addiction; working towards our global goals in
Behavioural, Mental and Emotional health Care.”
This was the continuum theme for iCAAD 2017/18 EUROPEAN POP UPS following on from...
‘UNITY: the next generation of
solving problems collaboratively 2016/2017’.
This event has been accredited by the Italian Ministry of Health for 6 ECM credits / L'evento è accreditato per 6 ore formative e prevede il rilascio di n. 6 crediti ECM.
A one day conference:
The conference explored Italian-based theoretical models and specificities, leading to best culturally integrated practices by addressing the following themes:
- Contrasting latest research and treatment of Opioid dependence in Italy in relation to the rest of the world.
- The gambling epidemic, a state or a trait? Development and Integration of E-technology in Addiction treatment.
- Psychological approaches to mental health and addiction treatment in the Residential setting.
- Addiction and incarcerated youth — choices for change.
- Utilising the strengths of the close family network based culture as a means to promote recovery.
- Breaking denial and addressing addiction within strong cultural beliefs.International ethics and deontology in behavioral and mental health.
- Challenging opinions about addiction as means to de-stigmatise the disease.
- Moving from fractal assessment and treatment to a globally unified realistic and economically viable approach that deals with healing as opposed to simple management.
Continuing Medical Education
Scientific Secretariat - Dr. Roberto Mollica
The event is accredited with ID 5452-224461. 6 ECM credits.
Accredited professions (100 participants): Professional educator - Nurse - Surgeon (disciplines: Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Sports Medicine, General Medicine - Family Physicians, Internal Medicine, Legal Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychotherapy) - Psychologist (disciplines: Psychologist, Psychotherapist) - Psychiatric rehabilitation technician.
National Training Objective: Clinical documentation. Diagnostic and rehabilitative clinical and assistance pathways, care pathway models.
The ECM certificate will be available for Italian participants within the designated professions after completing the required documentation, attending 100% of the conference and passing the learning test with a score of 75% correct responses, and after completion of the quality questionnaire. Italian participants will be asked to record attendance each day
13th April 2018
Coffee/Tea Networking Breakfast
Latest developments on the treatment of opioid dependence
It is commonly assumed that people who are addicted to certain substances would abuse any substance. This position has never been supported by validly collected and analyzed research data. This presentation provides information taken from a study of fifty-four heroin addicts who resorted to street methadone use comparing socio-demographic, current clinical, and disease-related variables to 251 peers who do not use street methadone. In Italy, heroin addicts who resort to street methadone use are more likely to be females and to have a higher degree of education, are less likely to engage in polyabuse (use of more than three substances), are less severely ill, have been addicted for a shorter period of time, and have been seeking treatment sooner in the course of their disease. They also suffer from a wider range of psychopathological distress symptoms. In Italy, resorting to street methadone does not seem to be a surrogate form of heroin addiction, but rather represents means of harm reduction, with treatment seeking occurring shortly after its initiation. This should be accounted for when deciding on take-home policies and issues of potential methadone diversion.
Prof Icro Maremmani
Professor of Addiction Medicine, University of Pisa and University of Siena
Treating psychostimulants in a clinical and therapeutic setting
Cocaine addiction is a complex disease involving changes in the brain as well as a wide range of social, familial, and other environmental factors; therefore. In literature is reported that the treatment of cocaine addiction must address this broad context as well as any other co-occurring mental disorders that require additional behavioral or pharmacological interventions
Dr Luigi Stella
Head of Unit of Alchology, ASL Napoli 3 Sud, University Federico II and University L. Vanvitelli
Coffee / Tea Break
Digital Solutions in the Framework of Addiction Behavioural Disorders
Digital disruption is involving health sector as well as it did in many other fields like communication, music, travel, and so on. Innovative approaches in addiction/behavioral disordes have been studied and evaluated by researchers with positive conclusions even if some solutions need to be deeper investigated. It seems that treatments as usual may be integrated with technological and digital resources to have an higher effectiveness.
Dr Roberto Mollica
Medical Doctor, Italian Society On Addiction Medicine
Wealth, Fame and Status: Specific Risks for Addiction and Mental Illness in the High-profile Client
Money can’t buy happiness, goes a popular adage, and particularly addiction does not discriminate. In fact, too much of a “good” thing - money, power, fame - can significantly contribute to an individual's likelihood of developing an addiction or a mental illness, even more so than the overall population.
Founder and Managing Director, Paracelsus Recovery
An Holistic Treatment Based on Evidence and Experience Utilising the 12-step Approach in Italy
L'Apprdo Treatment Center for addictions was founded on the abstinence based model and the12 step programs. Clients are guided in an integrated way through stabilization with pharmacological care, counseling and psycho therapy, supplemented by meetings of A.A., N. A., O.A., G.A. Our methodology begins by developing awareness of addiction as a psycho-social bio disease, allowing individuals to face recovery by admitting powerlessness in the face of drugs, alcohol and behavioral addiction with an emphasis on relapse prevention.
Dr Isabella Guidi Federzoni
President and Organizing Director, L’Approdo
Break For Lunch
Behavioural Addictions: Hypothesis of Treatment with Counselling
Strategic counseling in treatment of behavioral addictions has the goal of facilitate changing through the stimulation of people awareness and strengths. The patient is not identified as the problem but as a person whit a discomfort, which can be addressed in the best way if considered.
Psychologist and PhD Student , University of Cassino and Southern Lazio and Inst itute for the study of Psychotherapy
Break for Coffee
What is Addiction? Ideas and Beliefs of Addictions From Professionals and Users of Public Services and the Implications for the Clinics
What addiction? It depends. Ideas and beliefs of addictions in operators and users of public services. Implications for the clinic
Dr Stephano Canali
Doctor of Research , International School of Advanced Advanced Studies
Decreased cognitive control over the urge to participate in gambling activities is a core feature of Gambling Disorder (GD)
The presentation will be about the most recent application of neuromodulation techniques for Gambling disorder treatment.
Dr Mauro Pettorruso
Addictions Psychiatrist, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Roma)