Thank you to everyone who made the 9th UKESAD such a fantastic and happy event! We have been overwhelmed with more compliments than ever and even a mention in Hansard, the official record of Parliament. It is hard to believe but, when UKESAD was first organised by Deirdre Boyd, there had for years been no conferences, not even small workshops, for professionals who wanted to learn more about how their clients could attain/ sustain drug-free recovery. At the first UKESAD, carers caught up with and validated each other, as well as benefiting from worldclass training.
JOIN THE LARGEST DRUG/ALCOHOL-RECOVERY CONFERENCE IN EUROPE:
9, 10, 11 MAY 2013
Over 60 worldclass experts in how to recover from addiction will share their knowledge and expertise with attendees at over 40 presentations. UKESAD is the only event in the UK and Europe which has demonstrated how to achieve long-term, sustainable recovery.
DEADLINE FOR EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNTS: 31 MARCH
DISCOUNTS ON ALREADY-SUBSIDISED PLACES. Reserve now, pay before 31 March to get early-bird discounts, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.
Earn up to 27 IC&RC-recognised CEUs.
MEET CLIENT REFERRERS, INTERVENTIONISTS
As well as the many therapists at UKESAD, this year the Board of the Association of Intervention Specialists committed to hold its biannual board meeting and training (to help families get reluctant addicts into treatment) alongside UKESAD.
Delegates at UKESAD will receive a special invitation!
Don't miss out on this exciting synergy.
40+ RECOVERY PRESENTATIONS: HIGHLIGHTS
The neuroscience of addiction, and how to apply it in your daily clinical practice by Professor Carlton Erickson
The evidence base for 12-step recovery programmes & community models of addiction treatment by Garrett O'Connor, past president - Betty Ford Institute
Structured family interventions, by Rebecca Flood, president - Association of Intervention Specialists
Accrediting peer recovery mentors, by Kristie Schmiege of 'gold standard' credentialling body IC&RC
Recovery coaching, by Anthony Eldridge-Rogers
Attachment disorder & group therapy, by Gail Lake
Benzodiazepines: problems and recovery, by Bliss Johns and the Earl of Sandwich
The prescription drug epidemic among teens, by Jamison Monroe
The future of rehabs, including international collaboration, by Michael Walsh, president - NAATP
EMDR | Eye movement sensitisation and reprocessing, by Max Cohen
Club drugs and more, by DJ 'Fat' Tony and Owen Bowden-Jones, chair - Addictions Faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists
The loneliest heart: trauma and PTSD, by Judy Crane
Dealing with difficult clients, by Michael Hornstein and Jackie Fernandez
Improving outcomes: aftercare and monitoring, by John Southworth (who has 21 years of followup data) and Caroline Smith
Dual diagnosis, by Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches
Addictions and eating disorders, by Dr Steven Karp of Rosewood
Diversities and similarities in mutual aid across Europe, by Svein Furnes and EMNA
Relapse-prevention techniques, by Roland Williams
Untangling the web: internet and sex addiction, by Rob Weiss of Promises/Ranch plus Cruise control: gay sex addiction...
Half-day workshop by pioneer Patrick Carnes, on diagnosing and treating sex addiction and its role alongside substance dependence, followed by SLAA meeting
The family is patient, and the patient is family, by Bradley F Sorte
Complex clients - let's share our learning and skills, by psychiatrists Dr Alison Battersby and Dr Francis Keaney
Psychodrama sculpts recovery, by Hunter Taylor
Five elements to beat any addiction, by Michael Cartwright
The art of inspired leadership, by Miles Adcox
Information technology and recovery, by James Ohene-Djan
Therapy in an avoidant society, by Thomas Pecca
Alpha music and motivation, by John Levine
Visualisation meditation, by Sarah Graham
Similarities and differences between therapeutic communties and rehabs, by Rowdy Yates of Stirling University
... and much more
UP TO 27 IC&RC 'GOLD STANDARD' CEUs