Addiction: The Case For Recovery In A Climate Of Restricted Resources

Addiction: The Case For Recovery In A Climate Of Restricted Resources

Addiction: The Case For Recovery In A Climate Of Restricted Resources, 18 November 2020, London

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About the conference

In 2010, the UK government changed its drug related strategy from harm reduction to the abstinence model.

In 2018, according to data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) there were 4,359 drug related deaths in Britain, hitting a record high level and causing a national public health emergency.

One decade after the change of policy on drugs, it is a good time to evaluate and discuss how the move to an abstinence-based recovery model has paid off.

Our conference theme has attracted the contributions of leaders in the field of addiction and recovery, who will discuss several related key topics:

1
The evidence base for drug and alcohol recovery models and what the implications are for therapeutic interventions. Using examples of best practice, they will explore how drug treatment models may be able to match an increased demand from the public, as a preferred option, and how could this option be made widely available, in spite of restrictions on resources within an austere economic climate.

 

2
The current challenges we face in the provision of care for the most vulnerable in our society and the need for strong economic arguments for effective treatments. This in light of the great divide between health and addiction services, meaning that currently, people with drug related health needs cannot be adequately treated.

 

3
The ways to best bridge the gap between supply and demand, to integrate harm reduction approaches, into traditional substance abuse services, in order to increase the accessibility of services to those in need.

 

4
The new actions that can be implemented to tackle drug misuse and the harms it causes, in today’s climate of austerity and restrictions on funding

 

Who should attend:



Health and Justice Practitioners

Psychiatrists with an interest in substance misuse
Psychologists with an interest in substance misuse
GPs with a special interest in substance misuse
Drug and Alcohol Strategic Leads and Commissioners
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Workers
Prison personnel who work with offenders with substance misuse issues
Probation workers with a special interest in substance misuse
Police Officers

 

Other Related Service Providers and Stakeholders

Social Workers with clients with substance misuse issues
Support Workers and Drug Counsellors
Faith Leaders involved in related charitable work
Politicians and government officials with a special interest
Academics focussing on the study of drugs and drug related practices or behaviours
Training Providers
Service Users
  

Registration Fees


15% OFF FOR GROUPS (3 DELEGATES OR MORE)

Standard Registration £125.00

Registration Charity/Student Sector £99.00

Details

About the conference

In 2010, the UK government changed its drug related strategy from harm reduction to the abstinence model.

In 2018, according to data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) there were 4,359 drug related deaths in Britain, hitting a record high level and causing a national public health emergency.

One decade after the change of policy on drugs, it is a good time to evaluate and discuss how the move to an abstinence-based recovery model has paid off.

Our conference theme has attracted the contributions of leaders in the field of addiction and recovery, who will discuss several related key topics:

1
The evidence base for drug and alcohol recovery models and what the implications are for therapeutic interventions. Using examples of best practice, they will explore how drug treatment models may be able to match an increased demand from the public, as a preferred option, and how could this option be made widely available, in spite of restrictions on resources within an austere economic climate.

 

2
The current challenges we face in the provision of care for the most vulnerable in our society and the need for strong economic arguments for effective treatments. This in light of the great divide between health and addiction services, meaning that currently, people with drug related health needs cannot be adequately treated.

 

3
The ways to best bridge the gap between supply and demand, to integrate harm reduction approaches, into traditional substance abuse services, in order to increase the accessibility of services to those in need.

 

4
The new actions that can be implemented to tackle drug misuse and the harms it causes, in today’s climate of austerity and restrictions on funding

 

Who should attend:



Health and Justice Practitioners

Psychiatrists with an interest in substance misuse
Psychologists with an interest in substance misuse
GPs with a special interest in substance misuse
Drug and Alcohol Strategic Leads and Commissioners
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Workers
Prison personnel who work with offenders with substance misuse issues
Probation workers with a special interest in substance misuse
Police Officers

 

Other Related Service Providers and Stakeholders

Social Workers with clients with substance misuse issues
Support Workers and Drug Counsellors
Faith Leaders involved in related charitable work
Politicians and government officials with a special interest
Academics focussing on the study of drugs and drug related practices or behaviours
Training Providers
Service Users
  

Registration Fees


15% OFF FOR GROUPS (3 DELEGATES OR MORE)

Standard Registration £125.00

Registration Charity/Student Sector £99.00

Programme/ Speakers

 

Programme -subject to change-

09.00 - 09:30
Registration and Coffee

09:30 - 09:45
Welcome and Opening Remarks by the Chairperson
Peter Gladwin,

CEO Out of Ashes Ministries

09:45 - 10:15
Working together: the politics and policy of partnership in a climate of restricted resource
Oliver Standing,

Director at Collective Voice

10:15 - 10:45
Abstinence approaches to addiction treatment
Noreen Oliver MBE,

Founder and Managing Director at The BAC O'Connor Centres

10:45 - 11:15

11:15 - 11:30
Panel discussion

11:30 - 12:00
Morning Coffee Break and Networking

12:00 - 12:30

Lessons learned from the Recovery Pathways (REC-PATH) study in four European countries
Prof David Best,

Professor of Criminology at the University of Derby and Honorary Professor of Regulation and Global Governance at The Australian National University

12:30 - 13:00

What recovery services should look like
David Higham,

Founder and CEO of The Well

13:00 - 13:15
Panel Discussion

13:15 - 14:00
Lunch Break and Networking

14:00 - 14:30
Reaching new audiences and meeting changing needs in drug and alcohol treatment
Laura Bunt,

Deputy Chief Executive of We Are With You

14:30 - 15:00
Women’s access to treatment
Karen Tyrell,

Exec Director of Strategy, Culture and External Affairs at Humankind

15:00 - 15:30
Afternoon Coffee Break and Networking

15:30 - 16:00
Heroin Harm Reduction: Naloxone based reflections
Speaker to be confirmed,

16:00 - 16:30
The role of the church in tackling alcohol and drug addiction
Peter Gladwin,

CEO Out of Ashes Ministries

16:30 - 16:50
Panel Discussion

16:50 - 17:00
Chair’s Closing Remarks and end of conference

 

Registration Fees


15% OFF FOR GROUPS (3 DELEGATES OR MORE)

Standard Registration £125.00

Registration Charity/Student Sector £99.00

Venue

VENUE INFO

 

 

St Alban’s Centre

  • Address: Leigh Place, Baldwin’s Gardens, London EC1N 7AB


The St Alban’s Centre, a Civic Trust award winner in its own right, forms part of the Parish Church of St.Alban the Martyr in Holborn, London EC1. The original Church was largely destroyed in 1941 by firebombs but rebuilt to a design by Adrian Gilbert Scott incorporating a number of the original features which remained intact after the fire. The Centre lies at the heart of the “Midtown” area of London with easy access to St Pancras, King’s Cross and Euston mainline stations and a short walk from Chancery Lane (Central Line) and Farringdon (Circle Metropolitan and Hammersmith and City Lines) Tube stations. Farringdon Station is also served by Thameslink trains and will be one of the Central London stations on the new Crossrail link.

TUBE STATIONS

Chancery Lane (Central Line with stops at Paddington (for Heathrow Express), Bank (for DLR to Canary Wharf and London City Airport) and Liverpool Street (for Stansted Express).

Farringdon (Circle Line, Metropolitan Line, Hammersmith and City Line with stops at King’s Cross, St Pancras, Euston and Liverpool Street (for Stansted Express). The Circle Line also has stops for Victoria, Cannon Street and Charing Cross (Embankment)).

For further information on London Underground Services https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/tube/

MAINLINE RAILWAY

Farringdon Station for Services to
Bedford, Luton, Luton Airport Parkway, St Albans, Wimbledon, Sutton, Sevenoaks, East Croydon, Gatwick Airport and Brighton (please note that during ongoing works to London Bridge Station Thameslink trains to and from Farringdon do not stop at London Bridge Station).

Moorgate Station for Services to
Welwyn Garden City, Hertford North, Stevenage., Hitchin and Letchworth Garden City

King’s Cross Station for Services to

Cambridge, Peterborough and King’s Lynn
Hull, York, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness

St Pancras International Station for Services to

Paris, Brussels and connections to Europe (Eurostar)
Leicester, Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield
North Kent and Ashford

Euston for Services to

Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow

For further information on Mainline Services http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

BUSES

In High Holborn only

8 Tottenham Court Road to Bow via Liverpool Street
25 Oxford Circus to Ilford via Stratford
242 Tottenham Court Road to Homerton Hospital via Liverpool Street
521 Waterloo to London Bridge via Cannon Street

In High Holborn and Gray’s Inn Road

46 Lancaster Gate to St Bartholew’s Hospital via Paddington and King’s Cross/St Pancras
45 St Pancras International to Streatham Hill serving King’s Cross/St Pancras and Blackfriars
17 Archway to London Bridge via Cannon Street and King’s Cross/St Pancras
341 Tesco Tottenham to County Hall via Waterloo

For further information on London Buses https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/buses/

 


 

 

Registration Fees


15% OFF FOR GROUPS (3 DELEGATES OR MORE)

Standard Registration £125.00

Registration Charity/Student Sector £99.00

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Registration Fees


15% OFF FOR GROUPS (3 DELEGATES OR MORE)

Standard Registration £125.00

Registration Charity/Student Sector £99.00

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