HYBRID EVENT: You can participate in person at Boston, Massachusetts, USA or Virtually from your home or work.

4th Edition of Global Conference on

Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry

October 19-21, 2023 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA

GAB 2019

Nuno Albuquerque

Speaker at Global Conference on Addiction Medicine and Behavioral Health 2019 - Nuno Albuquerque
UK Addiction Treatments, United Kingdom
Title : Treating addictions with an integrative approach


Treating addiction – whether at rehab or not – can be divided into three main phases. Firstly, is detoxification, the process by which an addict’s system is cleansed of substances of abuse. Once this cleansing process has taken place, and the immediate pressures of drug dependency have been lifted, the addict will then need to address the psychological aspects of their addiction, including understanding the root causes and seeking to put measures in place to ensure that they do not stumble back into active addiction. The next stage is the need to work on the social factor of one’s life. Family dynamics, re-integration, transition to “normal” living. This integrative approach to treat addiction has been proved successful with our 7 treatment centres spread throughout the UK.

Of those treatment methods that are medically approved, not all are equally effective in terms of providing the best possible basis for a permanent recovery. It’s generally agreed that residential rehabilitation – “rehab” – is the best approach to treating addiction and has consistently delivered the highest rate of success. Of course, every addict is unique and responds differently to different types of treatment, different therapy models, different medications et cetera; however, the medical and therapeutic staff at rehab have experience of working with countless individuals and their expertise can be invaluable when it comes to optimising your own journey to recovery.

We will cover themes, such as, possible causes of addiction; substance and process/behavioural addictions; inpatient treatment; family support and continuing care planning, as well as duration of treatment stay.


Nuno Albuquerque is an Addictions Counsellor with more than 18 years of worldwide experience in working in the field. Nuno comes to GAB 2019 with a wealth of clinical, enhanced by continuous study and interest in approaches made to support and sustain change in human beings. The following demonstrates Nuno’s drive in self-development, just to mention a few: BSc (Hons) in Substance Misuse Management, University of Kent, UK 2014; Diploma in Addictions Counselling, Open College Network, Plymouth College of Further Education, UK 2004;Supervision & Reflective Practice, London, UK 2010; International Coach Certification & Coach Practitioner Certification, Expertise Coaching Training, Lisbon, Portugal, 2008; Motivational Interviewing Practitioners Course, Plymouth, UK 2004; International Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist, CENAPS, USA, 2005; Chemical Dependency Counsellor Training Programme, Weston-super-mare, UK 2002; Over the years Nuno has developed a well-deserved professional reputation as a gifted Counsellor. Nuno is a member of FDAP (Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals) since 2004; from 2008 Nuno also obtained membership at the Certified Coaches Federation; and from 2018 achieved Certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counsellor by the UK Professional Certification Board of Alcohol and Drug Counsellors (IC&RC).