OUR PROGRAMME RESPECTS our delegates and their work:

  • world class speakers, essential recovery topics,
  • delegates can listen to ALL 28+ presentations – no difficult choices
  • prestigious venue, chef-prepared 4* lunch with seating, refreshments,
  • ease of movement with all conference facilities on one floor.

1 July 2021

The DB Recovery+ McLean Deconstructing Stigma Awards 
Ceremony and Dinner, 7pm, by invitation only
Nominate your hero/ heroine of addiction treatment+recovery!

30 June 2021

Parliamentary meeting, by invitation only

18:00 – 19:30 (time tbc)    Take a virtual tour.

Programme

The full programme is mid-transfer onto this new web platform.
Topics and speakers are below; learning objectives for all are being added.

July 1, 2021
July 2, 2021

08:00-
09:00

Optional 'open' 12-step meeting

This confidential but open meeting is for members of 12-step fellowships and for interested professionals who want to learn and experience more of what their clients are doing.

09:15-
09:25

Welcome! A year after Covid, let's rebuild

Thank you for joining us and helping people into recovery from addictive behaviours. Recovery from addiction is possible, even in the face of Covid and lockdowns; this symposium demonstrates it in action, and the latest positive research.

Deirdre Boyd

09:25-
09:35

Welcome to this landmark area

The deputy Lord Lieutenant of this historic area of World Heritage Sites, in which DB Recovery+ Ukesad is being hosted, helps to reduce stigma with mainstream recognition.

Leslie Morgan OBE

09:35 -
10:05

Covid, alcohol & society: where we were, where we are going

Professor Sir Ian Gilmore is chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance UK, which consists of 50 non-governmental organisations working together to promote evidence-based policies to reduce the harm caused by alcohol. He shares its findings.

Professor Sir Ian Gilmore

10:05 -
10:35

Catch the latest research on achieving long-term enriched recovery

Professionally delivered interventions to facilitate the use of AA and NA – Twelve-Step Facilitation – are “empirically supported treatments” as defined by US federal agencies and the American Psychological Association. The World Health Organisation and the UK’s NHS-guidance body NICE recommend them.

Professor John Kelly

11:05-
11:35

Refreshment break

Exhibitor room overlooking River Thames + Tower Bridge. Have a coffee/tea and cookies, visit exhibitors to see what they can offer, enter free raffle for jewellery and kindles.

Refreshments

11:35-
12:05

Hooked: Survive + thrive in recovery

Melissa Rice and Jade Wye co-host Hooked: The Unexpected Addicts, a BBC 5 Live podcast - and are the first winners of the Rachael Bland New Podcast Award, created to bring communities together. Their aim is to show that addiction can happen to anyone, and to dispel the false perceptions that the general public can hold about people with addictive disorders.

Melissa Rice

Jade Wye

Michael Rawlinson

12:05-
12:35

Responding to survivors of childhood sexual abuse

A disproportionately-high percentage of people in recovery from addiction suffered childhood abuse, leading to addiction as a coping mechanism. Our presenter authored Numbing the Pain: a pocket guide to supporting survivors of CSA and addiction. She shares her top recommendations.

Christiane Sanderson BSc, MSc

12:35pm-
1:05pm

Cultural addictions psychiatry: myths vs facts

Ethnic minority groups are more likely to experience limited access and poor engagement in addiction services. Statistics show that 850f people in addiction treatment were White British (Public Health Matters). Limited access to services can result in addiction going untreated, leading to long-lasting chronic sociological, psychological and physical health problems.

Dr Natasha Bijlani MBBS, FRC Psych.

13:05-
14:00

Lunch break

A hot lunch (and salads) prepared by hotel chef will be provided, with ample seating. Choose your meal, check out exhibitors, enter free raffle. browse through books. sit round tables and chat with colleagues.

Lunch

2:00pm-
2:30pm

How rehabs can create recovery communities

Demonstrate the value of developing recovery communities that ultimately aid long-term recovery while also attracting statutory and private funding – and introduce clients to skills and experiences they might otherwise never have encountered or dreamed of trying.

Jason Wyse

2:30pm-
3:00pm

Hormones, mental health and addiction

Women's hormonal cycles can not only make them more prone to drug addiction but also more affected by triggers that lead to relapse - yet addiction studies on these are rare. Learn more in this session than you could in weeks digging for research.

Dr Judith Mohring

3:00pm-
3:30pm

Dayhab - Rehab in the real world

Research and practice to help understand the efficacy of intensive outpatient treatment (dayhab) as a treatment modality for alcohol and drug problems.

Chris Cordell. BA(Hons) Soc. Psych & FDAP

15:30-
16:00

Refreshment break

Exhibitor room overlooking River Thames + Tower Bridge. Have a coffee/tea and cookies, visit exhibitors to see what they can offer, enter free raffle for jewellery and kindles.

Refreshments in exhibitor room

4:00pm-
4:30pm

Recovery and criminal justice

You've read his blogs - now meet Russell Webster, the on this specialist sector. Get updates on how the justice system can help - and hinder - recovery and where your service might help.

Russell Webster

4:30pm-
5:00pm

The aftermath of legalisation: a medical researcher reports from the frontline

We should all be concerned about laws on illegal drugs because they affect all of us: people who use drugs. who have family members using drugs: health professionals seeing people for drug-related problems. ambulance and police officers in the front line of drug harms. and all who pay high insurance premiums due to drug-related crime. So let's look at real-life facts vs theory.

Kenneth Finn MD

5:00pm-
5:30pm

Treating mothers with their children

A Panorama documentary - Addicted: Last Chance Mums - explains that one in four mothers who have a child taken into care go on to have more children. many of whom are also removed from their care. And about one in 500 babies in England is born dependent on If mothers don't get clean. children will be taken into care.

Hannah Shead

08:00-
09:00

Optional 'open' 12-step meeting

This confidential but open meeting is for members of 12-step fellowships and for interested professionals who want to learn and experience more of what their clients are doing.

09:15-
09:25

Welcome! Reuniting, rejuvenating, rebuilding, reinforcing skills

Thank you for joining us and helping people into recovery from addictive behaviours. Recovery from addiction is possible, even in the face of Covid and lockdowns; this symposium demonstrates it in action, and the latest positive research.

Deirdre Boyd

09:30am-
10:00am

Recovery policy across the UK

Government drug champion Ed Day BA BM, BCh MRCPsych shares developments in government policy thinking and 'on the ground' treatment and recovery impacts and actions over the past 18 months.

Edward Day BA, BM, BCh, DM, MRCPsych

10:00am-
10:30am

The latest developments in UK recovery research

Professor David Best

10:30am-
11:00am

Managing stress and anxiety without drugs

Kathryn McHugh PhD

11:05-
11:35

Refreshment break

Exhibitor room overlooking River Thames + Tower Bridge. Have a coffee/tea and cookies, visit exhibitors to see what they can offer, enter free raffle for jewellery and kindles.

Refreshments by Tower Bridge

11:30am-
12:00pm

Sex addiction in relationships

Paula Hall MBACP (Accred), UKCP Reg, COSRT Acc, ATSAC

12:00pm-
12:30pm

Dual diagnosis

Dr Stephen Pereira MD, FRCPsych, DPM, MSc, MBBS

12:30pm-
13:00pm

Pain management without addiction

Kenneth Finn MD

13:05-
14:00

Lunch break

A hot lunch (and salads) prepared by hotel chef will be provided. with seating. Choose your meal, check out exhibitors, enter free raffle. browse through books. sit round tables and chat with colleagues.

Lunch

02:00pm-
2:30pm

Insights into politics: recovery policies

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe

2:30pm-
3:00pm

LGBTQii and more - insights from the club scene

DJ 'Fat' Tony (Marnach)

3:00pm-
3:30pm

DBT and borderline personality disorder

People diagnosed with borderline personality disorder experience extreme swings in their emotions, see the world in black-and-white shades, and seem to always jump from one crisis to another. Dialectical behaviour therapy can help.

Blaise Aguirre MD

15:30-
16:00

Refreshment break

Exhibitor room overlooking River Thames + Tower Bridge. Have a coffee/tea and cookies, visit exhibitors to see what they can offer, enter free raffle for jewellery and kindles.

Refreshments

4:30pm-
5:00pm

From the mothers of the world to mammanet.se - Focus on mothers to heal the next generation

Research shows that parents are perhaps the best drug-preventive key players when influencing teenagers' behaviour and values about drugs. that evidence based methods can work well if implemented correctly - and that most drug-preventive programmes are designed for boys and families with 1-2 children.

Leena Harake

5:00pm-
5:30pm

Self care: mindfulness in practice

Relaxation and guided-meditation techniques are a useful aid for all clients, and open them up to safe experiences. In these seemingly-simple 15-minute experiential sessions, delegates will enjoy its core aims and benefits themselves.