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Our London 2018 events was unique gathering of people, knowledge and passion - and the common goal of improving  the prevention and treatment of  Behavioural, Emotional and Mental Heath and promoting wellbeing. We are so grateful that over 1000 of you attended making this the biggest and best yet. 

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Among many other interwoven themes, in the midst of the opiate epidemic we’ll be exploring alternatives to chronic pain management, discussing policy change with the most influential action groups in the country and highlighting solutions and innovations to promote better detection, intervention and treatment of opioid addiction, and the potential that criminal justice diversion has to aid the process.

We’ll be examining issues from substance misuse to behavioural compulsions ranging from excessive screen watching, gaming and social media, to boundaries and labelling within sex and lifestyle choices as well as how to work affirmatively with GSRD individuals.  We will also be addressing attachment obsessions, and the importance of including families in the treatment of substance use disorders in individuals.

Continuing our pledge to include humanitarian issues at all our conferences; this year we are addressing modern slavery, human trafficking, and possible resolution from natural or man made catastrophic trauma. We’ll also be looking at addiction and abuse in special populations and those with traumatic brain injury and intellectual disabilities.

We’ll be considering 12 Step recovery in today’s context - where we are with its facilitation in practices and treatment centres. Is the Minnesota model still relevant? How we got here - the history and evolution of Alcoholics Anonymous, the spiritual solution in a modern society, and how emotional sobriety and wellbeing are crucial parts of the process.

The portrayal of mental health professionals and addiction in the movies will feature and we will be holding a mini Recovery Street Film Festival and screening “The Circle,” a film about how a combination of yoga and 12 Step recovery is being used to help addicted street children in India.

We’ll be looking at music therapy, sensory motor psychotherapy, working with addicted artists and musicians. We will study somatic therapy, dealing with compassion fatigue, using decisional analysis in business, the principles of ethics and economics, and understanding gender issues in treatment settings, as well as the ever important role of recovery coaching in bridging the gap between treatment and life.

We are always striving to be the best and happiest possible versions of ourselves and so we will be examining Spirituality and Wellbeing along with Emotional Intelligence and Leadership to see how best we can continue achieving this goal.

We’ll be looking at addiction in the workplace and the impact of digital innovation on individual sole traders and clinical practices – what it’s like being digital citizens in the age of digital revolution, and the positive and negative effects of social media on adolescents.

Throughout the event, between the enlightening, educational, harrowing, touching and motivating presentations, panels and workshops,  we will connect, re-connect and form new bonds,  furthering advancement in the fields of behavioural, emotional and mental health. Don’t miss this significant opportunity to be part of our global mission to unite experts across borders in this exceptional conference.

These are just a few hand picked highlights. To view the 3 day, 50+ presentation schedule for full details on all that is available, please click here.

We very much hope you will choose to join us at iCAAD London 2018! 

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Quick Look Monday 7th May

Quick Look Monday 7th May

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  1. Victoria Suite
    All addiction treatment centres face the challenge of allocating resources across budget areas to obtain best value for money. This requires a clear sense of priorities that balance costs, risks and b ...
  2. Lancaster Suite
    In this fascinating presentation, Dr Cosmo Duff Gordon will deliver a history of the main Western discourses of drunkenness, monomania, inebriety, degeneracy and alcoholism, as they evolved from c. 13 ...
  3. York Suite
    ADDICTION IN THE WORKPLACE - “OUT OF THE SHADOWS” The first question is what is the City and why is it so important. The City is much more than just Bankers. It is a complete ecosystem from the mail r ...
11:00
11:30
  1. Albert Suite
    Music therapy – engaging people in collaborative music-making of various kinds with a view to sustaining and improving their mental health – can aid meaningful communication, facilitate expression, reduce isolation, encourage social interaction and offer altered aesthetic experiences of self and of self in relation to others.  This session will include accounts of practice and evidence of usefulness, and will be illustrated using recorded extracts of music therapy work. There will also be an opportunity to take part in an experiential musical interaction (no previous expertise required).
  2. Albert Suite
    This presentation will focus on the challenges faced when getting young people into treatment. Looking at the importance of safety, structure, trust and willingness. We will learn more about the use o ...
  3. Lancaster Suite
    Millennial technology pro ers previously unimaginable opportunities which have forever changed much of our daily lives. Conversely , technology and devices have also become the newest-and most potenti ...
  4. York Suite
    Movies are simultaneously an art form and a potent form of mass communication. The film industry exploits psychiatric topics from addiction to eating disorders and psychopathy. As such, it has a signi ...
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  1. There are 168 hours in a week: what does an addict in early recovery do to maintain sobriety and emotional connection during the 167 hours not spent in the company of a therapist? ‘AA’ started in the ...
  2. York Suite
    In order to move from reactivity to integrity in relationships, recovering addicts/alcoholics need to remain connected to their courage, truth and power without being consumed by another. Although man ...
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  1. Victoria Suite
    Industries the world over are being disrupted by new technologies. The health care sector is no exception. From a proliferation of on-demand digital mediums for accessing and delivering treatment, to ...
  2. In this presentation, Miles Adcox (CEO and Owner of Onsite), and Cindy Westcott (Clinical Director of Milestones at Onsite) will explore and present on new ndings and innovative ways to address and re ...

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Quick Look Tuesday 8th May

Quick Look Tuesday 8th May

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  1. York Suite
    Compassion fatigue is the normal physiological and emotional reaction to hearing about another person’s trauma. This exhaustion creates a limited ability to empathise with others in both our personal ...
  2. Victoria Suite
    The attempt to control drug use and harms through punitive sanctions (i.e. the war on drugs) has been a global failure. In fact, in many cases it has intensified the problem, leading to soaring prison ...
  3. Albert Suite
    Love addiction presents as a hunger to achieve or avoid attachment at any cost. It appears to act out a painful past, fuelled by a fantasy of perfect care and repeating familiar patterns of loss. It i ...
  4. Lancaster Suite
    Rev Abel leads an integrated spiritual care team for Caron Treatment Centers and speaks for Caron on spirituality in addiction and other behavioural health care. He is an ordained minister in good sta ...
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  1. Albert Suite
    Tim and Graham will explore how addiction treatment has evolved since Clouds rst opened its doors in1983, and how the impact of austerity and changes to the regulatory environment challenge traditiona ...
  2. York Suite
    The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally. Every country in the world is impacted by human trafficking and communities across th ...
  3. Victoria Suite
    Global drug policy change has slowly shifted the public opinion on cannabis over the years from a dangerous substance to a medicine with a plethora of positive applications.  This shift in public opin ...
  4. Westminster Suite
    In this informative talk, Maren Masino brings a decade of treating trauma and addiction to the cutting edge of modern clinical modalities. In sharing the methods used to recover regulation to the nerv ...
  5. Lancaster Suite
    The Internet and social media now impact almost every aspect of people’s lives and have altered social interactions and ways of being. Many young people use the Internet and social media in a way that ...
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14:00
  1. York Suite
    As our knowledge about addiction is increasing the association between mental illness and addiction is better understood. The controversy about the appropriateness of the term Dual Diagnosis to descri ...
  2. Albert Suite
    Traditionally, the family component of addiction treatment centres around concepts of “co-dependence” and “boundaries” with a heavy emphasis on teaching family members to identify and avoid “enabling” ...
  3. Chelsea Suite
    During this drop-in surgery, a number of lawyers at internationally recognised law firm Kingsley Napley LLP will be available to answer questions on a one-to-one basis around legal issues for those af ...
  4. Westminster Suite
    More people are feeling safer coming out as transgender than ever before. We are seeing more transgender clients in treatment than ever. So now what? When a client informs us they would like to transi ...
16:00
  1. Westminster Suite
    Chris Hill is a Lived Experience Practitioner, an addiction expert and the best-selling author of Get Your Life Back: The Road to Freedom from Addiction. Chris’s programme has offered an effective sel ...
  2. York Suite
    When 300 English addiction treatment workers were surveyed, 9% said they used the 12-step model and only a third felt that their clients were suited to AA or NA. Less than half would recommend trying  ...
  3. Lancaster Suite
    For over 20 years, a key UK drug strategy objective has been to identify people with drug problems in police stations, courts and prisons, and encourage them to accept treatment to address their addic ...
  4. Lancaster Suite
    Following the recent changes to the diagnostic category for addictive disorders in DSM-5, it is urgent to clarify what constitutes behavioural addiction to have a clear direction for future research a ...
  5. Victoria Suite
    Ever since Friedrich Sertürner synthesized morphine out of opium in 1803, people have been self-medicating with synthetic derivatives of the opium poppy. Local epidemics of opiate and opioid addiction ...
17:30
18:00
  1. York Suite
    We live in an age of trauma. The majority of people who are addicted to substances and/or are afflicted with process addictions (digital compulsions, sex and relationship, eating disorders, self-harmi ...

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Quick Look Wednesday 9th May

Quick Look Wednesday 9th May

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  1. Westminster Suite
    “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.” Hunter S. Thompson. The Mus ...
  2. Albert Suite
    There is little and conflicting evidence on the prevalence of alcohol misuse and treatment available for people with Intellectual Disabilities (also referred as Learning Disabilities). As is similar t ...
  3. Lancaster Suite
    This presentation will explore the challenges faced when working with people with diverse sexual lifestyles, including those within ChemSex communities. How do we work with people who know their sexua ...
  4. York Suite
    We may not be able to stop natural or human made mass disasters, losses from major epidemics, or acts of random violence from happening in our world - from the international opiate epidemic, to the ma ...
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11:30
  1. Julie Norris, Sandra Paul and Michael Rowlands are partners at internationally recognised law rm Kingsley Napley LLP. They specialise in regulatory, criminal and family law matters. In this session, J ...
  2. Westminster Suite
    As we are seeing more transgender clients coming into treatment settings, it is important to be prepared. As a facility, it is important to reflect acceptance and affirmation throughout the organisati ...
  3. Albert Suite
    The presentation and workshop will be a participatory session discussing the future of addictions counselling, and how decades of experience can inform best practice whilst also combining cutting edge ...
  4. Victoria Suite
    This interactive session will present Forward’s new Theory of Change and how an integrated approach that supports health and well-being, substance misuse, relationships, employment and housing togethe ...
  5. York Suite
    The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) defines substance use disorders (SUD) as primary, chronic diseases of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Without treatment or en ...
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14:00
  1. Chelsea Suite
    During this drop-in surgery, a number of lawyers at internationally recognised law firm Kingsley Napley LLP will be available to answer questions on a one-to-one basis around legal issues for those af ...
  2. In this program, Dr. Flowers will highlight a suggested shift from epidemic opioid prescribing practices for patients with chronic pain, to a multidisciplinary pain recovery program model of treatment ...
  3. Lancaster Suite
    The world is entering a new phase of psychiatric treatments. After the psychotherapy and medical treatment phases in the last century, we are at the start of the phase where we use drugs to assist and ...
  4. York Suite
    While many therapists are trained to help people cope with ‘repressed’ or long-standing childhood trauma, there is a lack of both understanding and training on catastrophic or violent death trauma, ca ...
16:00
  1. The Circle is a film about the transformational power of yoga in treating drug addiction in the street children of Mumbai. The film focuses on the centre in Dharavi, which finds and takes in some of t ...

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  • It’s very good to open up discussion between people from different countries on these important issues… We need to educate ourselves, we need to inform ourselves and we need to communicate openly and helpfully with the young people that we parent and that we work with.
    Dr Jon Goldin
    Lead Psychiatrist, Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • I think it’s the transatlantic and pan european nature of iCAAD now that appeals. And the way that the organisers go to great lengths to cover so many disparate and diverse aspects of the addiction field.
    Alistair Mordey
    Co Founder - The Cabin Group
  • There are several talks about catastrophic trauma, resilience in families and human trafficking. I think that iCAAD is really setting the standard in what needs to be discussed globally.
    Heather Hayes
    CEO - Heather Hayes & Associates
  • Huge congratulations, to pull the community together, so many great talks thank you.
    Fiona Arrigo
    CEO - The Arrigo Programme
  • Thank you to the whole team for a wonderful conference and the beautiful work, energy and space you created. We are so happy we came.
    Patty Baret
    CEO - Connections in Recovery
  • You did an outstanding job and we thoroughly enjoyed being part of this year’s conference!
    Helle Steinicke Asquith
    Kingsley Napley LLP
  • iCAAD has created an atmosphere of collaboration for professionals from around the world to come and have open, honest, difficult and meaningful discussions.
    Holly Ryan
    Heather Hayes & Associates
  • I think it’s great being here at iCAAD. This is the second time I’ve come and the audiences are always fabulous and the rooms are always packed out and the discussions are great and the questions fantastic. It’s an absolutely fabulous conference.
    Professor David Nutt
  • There are so many different things available, so it’s not just one size fits all addiction treatment.
    Maren A Masino
    Lead Therapist - Khiron House
  • If the goal is for iCAAD to be an international centre for excellence then I think that’s been achieved.
    Dr Cosmo Duff-Gordon
    CEO - Start2Stop
  • The event has been fantastic the team have really outdone yourselves on this one! We of #TrioraUK are so proud to be part of the #iCAAD family. Thanks a million.
    Kevin Römer
    Triora

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