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4th Edition of Global Conference on

Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry

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

GAB 2021

Elizabeth Dale Gilley

Speaker at Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry 2021 - Elizabeth Dale Gilley
The Elle Foundation, United States
Title : Integrating the Science of Addiction and the Science of Wellbeing


A gap between public understanding, cutting edge brain science and the practice of addiction treatment has created hardship for those suffering. New perspective replaces the term addiction with the new concept of a continuum of substance use.  Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is now regarded as a manifestation of Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS), which contributes to a spectrum of disorders related to genetic polymorphisms, especially in regard to impulsive, addictive and compulsive behaviors.  The new brain science of addiction requires neurological medical intervention and novel treatment with nutraceuticals, the building blocks of neurotransmission. Innovative alternative holistic and wellness therapies are proving to be beneficial  in helping the sufferer thrive despite chronic neurological challenge.


Elizabeth Dale Gilley, graduated from Wake Forest University, in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She founded The Elle Foundation, Dallas, TX, in 1995, initiating the Award of Excellence within the addiction recovery industry in 2000.  She went back to school in her 50’s,  graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Masters in Applied General Psychology (2017) and Post Masters Certificate in Addictions (2019) from NorthCentral University.   She is currently a doctoral student at NorthCentral University, with a 4.0 GPA, studying the philosophy of psychology of addictions, gearing up for her own research in electromagnetic healing frequencies to help achieve dopamine homeostasis. She has published consistently in peer-reviewed doctoral journals for the past six years.