07 Dec 2017

Featured Sponsor: Castle Craig

Castle Craig is a world-renowned residential rehab clinic in the beautiful countryside of Scotland. Our expert multidisciplinary team of nurses, doctors and therapists is under the medical direction of Consultant Psychiatrist, Professor Jonathan Chick. Our intensive abstinence-based treatment programme provides safe detoxification from all drugs and alcohol; psychotherapy including CBT; psychoeducational lectures; gambling addiction therapy; complementary therapies, fitness and continuing care. Our recent inspection by Health Improvement Scotland was graded ‘Excellent’ and ‘Very Good’. We are registered with Intertek ISO 9001:2008 quality assurance system.

Castle Craig has an office in central Stockholm providing assessments, family therapy and continuing care; and a partnership with addPractice. Our Swedish representative Anna Sjöström has worked in the addiction field since 1995 and takes personal charge of all our Scandinavian clients. Our location near both Edinburgh and Glasgow International Airports provides convenient access for those coming from Sweden. Castle Craig is approved by major UK and international insurance companies. Please visit our Swedish language website: www.castlecraig.se

CLICK HERE to visit the Castle Craig website 



On the 1st of February 2018, iCAAD will be coming to Stockholm to hold an event called ‘The Addiction Must Go, The Person Must Stay.’ The event will be held at 7A Odenplan, Odengatan 65, Stockholm. We have an exciting list of speakers and presentations lined up such as Heather Hayes presenting on Rethinking Recovery in the 21st Century and Professor Jonathan Chick and Dr Maria Kelly talking about Dual Diagnosis. Among other research specialists presenting on various subjects, Dr John Kelly will be giving an overview of the Neuroscience of Addiction Recovery and the Rationale for Treatment and Recovery Support Systems. This conference is one of the first Sweden has ever seen of its kind. We are gathering together diverse and innovative speakers from around the world. If you are a clinician or professional in the eld of addiction or mental health disorders, this is an opportunity to be a part of something imperative within your field. 

CLICK HERE for more info. 


iCAAD ROME - 13TH APRIL, 2018 

Registration for iCAAD Rome will be opening soon! This will be our 2nd International Conference on Addiction and Associated Disorders in Rome where we will see Psychiatrists, Specialists and Neuroscientists coming together at Gregorian University’s Rome Eventi Conference Centre. We are honoured to have among our distinguished speakers the former President of the Italian Society of Addiction (SITD), the President of The World Federation for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (WFTOD) a committee member of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD), Inc., a National Expert to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and a Lead Consultant to UNICRI. 

The 2018 Conference promises to be groundbreaking. Bringing together top professionals and practitioners working in the eld of addiction and mental health treatment alongside leading researchers, in an effort to unite experts in combatting and treating addiction and behavioural disorders. 

CLICK HERE for more info.



We will be welcoming Harold Owens, Senior Director of MusiCares®, a charity of the Recording AcademyTM, to host and present an evening of presentations and an interactive discussion panel made up of experts by experience - to continue the dialogue around the prevention and treatment of addiction and mental health issues within the UK and international music industry. 

Entry free to music industry - Sponsoring tickets available - £25 general admission.

CLICK HERE to register now. 



As many of you may now know, we have launched something great here at iCAAD - iCAAD INSIDERS is an inside look at people important to iCAAD. Insiders will combine blogs, opinion pieces and Q&A’s from iCAAD’s sponsors, speakers and friends. This week we are pleased to present a blog written by Jan Willem Poot, founder of Yes We Can Youth Clinics. Jan writes about the importance of keeping busy in recovery and explains how they incorporate that in their daily practices with the fellows recovering at Yes We Can Youth Clinics.

To read the blog in full, please CLICK HERE 



We are really pleased to announce that after the success of our first Facebook Live event with Noel McDermott, director and founder of Noel McDermott: Psychotherapy and Consultancy Ltd, he will be joined again by Samantha Quinlan, one of our directors and founders for another live Q&A. This event will take place on the 18th of December at 6pm. By then the festive season will be well and truly underway, so they have decided that there could be no better topic than the trials and tribulations faced by so many of us over the holiday period. For anyone that this strikes a cord with, please tune in and ask any questions you may have about dealing with this potentially di cult and stressful time. Top quality community care provider and psychotherapist, Noel, will endeavour to answer all of your questions either during the live event, or in a personal message afterwards. This is an exceptional opportunity to gain advice and insight into how to deal with Christmas and all that it may bring. 



This event happened last week and was absolutely exceptional. We were blown away by the incredible guest speakers, the choir, the musicians and the testimony given by a former client of Steps2Recovery. The whole experience was spellbinding and humbling. So much time and e ort went in to organising this event, we’d just like to say a massive thank you to all who organised and took part in the Carol Concert. 



Remember to book in early for iCAAD’s flagship event London May 7th-9th 2018. Don’t forget that iCAAD London May 2018 Exhibitors’ Arena is open for booking! This year we expect to see even more individuals and companies join this dynamic conference as exhibitors. A number of stands are being held back as they are included in sponsorship packages, and the remaining stands will sell fast - so please ensure you book early to avoid disappointment. 


CLICK HERE to reserve your spot as an exhibitor. 

CLICK HERE to find out more about iCAAD London 2018. We can’t wait to see you there.


All the best, 

The iCAAD team.




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