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

3rd Edition of Global Conference on

Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry

October 24-26, 2022 | Orlando, Florida, USA

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GAB 2022

Frederick J Goldstein, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Frederick J Goldstein
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Frederick J Goldstein, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, United States

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Deni Carise, Speaker at Addiction conference
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Deni Carise, University of Pennsylvania, United States

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven unprecedented changes around the world and in our industry.  It has impacted our patients, our treatment, and us, personally and professionally.  History is clear – there are significant long-term effects seen f [....] » Read More

Sam Vaknin, Speaker at Addiction Conferences
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Sam Vaknin, Southern Federal University, Russian Federation

Casual sex is linked to negative mental health outcomes, but only in certain kinds of people: People who were drunk or drugged during the encounter or acted under peer pressure (no autonomy); with conservative or traditional or religious upbringing and moral code or in societi [....] » Read More

Elizabeth Dale Gilley, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Elizabeth Dale Gilley
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Elizabeth Dale Gilley, The Elle Foundation, United States

Globally we are facing a serious pandemic of uncontrollable addictive seeking behaviors. The opioid crisis in America is just one important facet of this worldwide dilemma. The unfortunate fact is that in the United States 100,000 people prematurely died from opioid induced overd [....] » Read More

Alphonsus Obayuwana, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Alphonsus Obayuwana, Triple-H Project LLC, United States

Mathematics is essentially the study of relationships and during this presentation, the relationship between HOPE, HUNGER, and HAPPINESS will be explored and a very easy way to measure subjective wellbeing will be unveiled. At the end of this presentation, members of the audie [....] » Read More

Karen E  Arscott  , Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Karen E Arscott , The Wright Center and The American Board of Preventive Medicine, United States

Introduction:  There were over one-million drug overdoses in the US during the period of the largely iatrogenic opioid epidemic1 with over one-hundred thousand in one-year.2 Unfortunately, current screening tools for AUD or SUD are designed to discover these diseases at a la [....] » Read More

Dawn Duhaime, Speaker at Addiction Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Dawn Duhaime, Spring Green Foundation, United States

Attendees will have the opportunity to view a clip from the award-winning documentary ONE, which touches on the opioid crisis in our nation, underlying a major fundamental truth about addiction; our culture will do almost anything to avoid pain.  This film uses the philosoph [....] » Read More

Anton Alexandru Ciucu, Speaker at Addiction Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Anton Alexandru Ciucu, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Romania

In the medical field, the monitoring of the neurotransmitters in depressive patients represents a major demand focusing of course on the health state of the patients. Traditional methods for identification and detection and of neurotransmitters lack the speed to be of real usage [....] » Read More

Trish Henrie Barrus, Speaker at Addiction Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Trish Henrie Barrus, University of Utah, United States

Using the framework of positive psychology and the existing research on the benefits of positive psychological methodology in addiction treatment, we have created a program and new approach to recovery treatment centered around the 10 Principles of Recovery. In our session, we wi [....] » Read More

 Dr David Chung , Speaker at Behavioral Health Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Dr David Chung , Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia Health, United States

Background: Evidence suggests that educational interventions provided by health care providers can be effective in altering patients’ attitudes towards pain management and in referral to addiction treatment when appropriate. Time constraints during visits limit the delivery [....] » Read More

Stephanie Schweitzer Dixon, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Stephanie Schweitzer Dixon, SSD Consulting, United States

Suicide may be the most dangerous threat to a law enforcement officer's well-being, safety, and life in today's world. The exact number of law enforcement deaths by suicide remains unknown due to inconsistent data regarding law enforcement officer deaths by suicide even a [....] » Read More

Michele M Mahr, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Michele M Mahr, California State University, United States

The purpose of this presentation is to educate, inform, and discuss a multidisciplinary approach to treat individuals abuse and addiction can impact individuals within several domains. Within the biopsychosocial model, there is a significant focus for human service professionals, [....] » Read More

Adeboye Titus Ayinde, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Adeboye Titus Ayinde, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

The workplace is filled with different stressors and people with different abilities to adjust to stress as well as different coping mechanisms. Substance abuse which often culminates into addiction problems orchestrated by the work related elements among different categories of [....] » Read More

Brian Monahan, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Brian Monahan
Poster Presentation (In-Person)
Brian Monahan, GTI, United States

Green Thumb Initiative (GTI) is a Colorado non-profit organization seeking alternatives to traditional psychotherapy. GTI provides primary prevention, predominantly in its universal and selective form. We work with youth 12-18 and adults in the community in providing education an [....] » Read More

Brett Penvose, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Brett Penvose
Poster Presentation (In-Person)
Brett Penvose, GTI, United States

Green Thumb Initiative (GTI) is a Colorado non-profit organization seeking alternatives to traditional psychotherapy. GTI provides primary prevention, predominantly in its universal and selective form. We work with youth 12-18 and adults in the community in providing education an [....] » Read More

Jenni Guentcheva, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Jenni Guentcheva
Poster Presentation (In-Person)
Jenni Guentcheva, GTI, United States

Green Thumb Initiative (GTI) is a Colorado non-profit organization seeking alternatives to traditional psychotherapy. GTI provides primary prevention, predominantly in its universal and selective form. We work with youth 12-18 and adults in the community in providing education an [....] » Read More

Cole Monahan, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Cole Monahan
Poster Presentation (In-Person)
Cole Monahan, GTI, United States

Green Thumb Initiative (GTI) is a Colorado non-profit organization seeking alternatives to traditional psychotherapy. GTI provides primary prevention, predominantly in its universal and selective form. We work with youth 12-18 and adults in the community in providing education an [....] » Read More

Denis Larrivee, Speaker at Addiction conferences
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Denis Larrivee, Loyola University Chicago, United States

Abstract: Neural mechanisms for self regulation feature prominently in studies of addiction, which is characterized by the inability to resist compulsive behavior. Such mechanisms entail not just top down processes involved in the execution of decision making events, but also the [....] » Read More

John Michael Weber, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- John Michael Weber
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
John Michael Weber, Serenity Detox Center in Houston, United States

 The following research results spanned six months between 2019-2020 and included a population of 175 people addicted to some form of substance, from alcohol to heroin. One question was asked, and the answers were amazing and consistent. The following work is the detailed re [....] » Read More

Ann Marie Leonard Zabel, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Ann Marie Leonard Zabel
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Ann Marie Leonard Zabel, Curry College & NEALAC Clinic, United States

This presentation proposes the need and approaches of performing an in-depth Trauma Informed-School Neuropsychological Assessment (TI-SNP) to address the degree of issues globally surrounding adolescent Substance Use Disorder (SUD). We will explore the (TI-SNP) Assessment Model b [....] » Read More

Joseph Sadek, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Joseph Sadek
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
Joseph Sadek, Dalhousie University, Canada

By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to describe the relative treatment retention rates for first episode opioid replacement treatment between methadone and buprenorphine/naloxone for patients receiving daily witnessed dispensed medications in naturalistic s [....] » Read More

Deni Carise, Speaker at Addiction conference
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Deni Carise, University of Pennsylvania, United States

Lethality, availability and use of stimulants have greatly increased in the US in past years.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that overdose deaths have more than tripled for cocaine and increased nearly five-fold for methamphetamine since 2012. A [....] » Read More

Laura Curran, Speaker at Behavioural conference
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Laura Curran, New York University, United States

Opioid use among pregnant women in the U.S. has been on the rise in the past few decades, and poses significant health risks for both women and families. Despite the effectiveness of evidenced-based interventions like medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD), rates of treatment [....] » Read More

Ange Weinrabe, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Ange Weinrabe, The University of Sydney, Australia

Risk-taking behaviour is common during youth. The time between adolescence and early adulthood, young people (aged 15-25 years) are more vulnerable to mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression. What impact does an emerging mood disorder have on decision-making in youth at cr [....] » Read More

Clement G Yedjou , Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Clement G Yedjou , Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, United States

Breast cancer continues to be the most frequent cancer in females, affecting about 1 in 8 and causing the highest number of cancer-related deaths in females worldwide despite remarkable progress in early diagnosis, screening, and patient management. All breast lesions are not mal [....] » Read More

Jay Chase, Speaker at Addiction Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Jay Chase, Don’t Touch My Mindset & JC Recovery Coaching, United States

In this presentation, Mr. Jay Chase will discuss what his journey to over half a decade of sobriety looked like for him personally to connect with the audience. He will discuss the top reasons for a person who suffers from substance abuse to return to using. He will also discuss [....] » Read More

Thersilla Oberbarnscheidt, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Thersilla Oberbarnscheidt, University of Pittsburgh, United States

The opioid epidemic continues to be a major concern in the U.S. There were an estimated 93,331 drug overdose deaths in the United States during 2020, an increase of 29.4% from the 72,151 deaths in 2019. At highest risk of overdose are populations that are incarcerated or recently [....] » Read More

Libby Chartier, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Libby Chartier, Student Advisor, Dene High School, Canada

Although Indigenous Canadians represent only a fraction of the national population, the suicide rate of Indigenous youth is five to six times higher in comparison to non-Indigenous youth in Canada (Indigenous Suicide Prevention, 2020). These suicide statistics clearly indicate th [....] » Read More

Lindsey Boechler, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Lindsey Boechler, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Canada

Although Indigenous Canadians represent only a fraction of the national population, the suicide rate of Indigenous youth is five to six times higher in comparison to non-Indigenous youth in Canada (Indigenous Suicide Prevention, 2020). These suicide statistics clearly indicate th [....] » Read More

Romesh Jayasinghe, Speaker at Addiction conference
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Romesh Jayasinghe, Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Sri Lanka

  Statement of the Problem:  Spirituality is one of four essential aspects of being human: biological, psychological, social and spiritual. Our wellness depends on the integrity of each of these aspects and their balanced interrelationship. Spirituality, therefore, [....] » Read More

Ramesh Nagarajappa, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Ramesh Nagarajappa
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Ramesh Nagarajappa, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan Deemed to be University, India

Digital devices have largely occupied all the fields and taken the place of almost everything in our life activities. we’re all spending too much time on our phones. The usage of mobile phones and wireless technology has been maximally used by youth of the present day. They [....] » Read More

Nihal Tastekin, Speaker at Addiction Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Nihal Tastekin, Pamukkale University, Turkey

Methamphetamine is chemically closely related to amphetamine and is a substance with greater potential for harm due to its stronger effect and longer half-life. Short and long-term use of methamphetamine causes circulatory, respiratory and neurological problems, as well as mental [....] » Read More

Betul Kirsavoglu, Speaker at Addiction Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Betul Kirsavoglu, Kocaeli Derince Training and Research State Hospital, Turkey

Methamphetamine is chemically closely related to amphetamine and is a substance with greater potential for harm due to its stronger effect and longer half-life. Short and long-term use of methamphetamine causes circulatory, respiratory and neurological problems, as well as mental [....] » Read More

Franz Porzsolt, Speaker at Addiction conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Franz Porzsolt, Institute of Clinical Economics , Germany

About 80 years ago, Sir Archie Cochrane and Sir Austin Bradford Hill proposed to answer three questions (Can it work? Does it work? Is it worth it?) before introducing a new intervention as a standard of care. So far, a generally accepted solution has only been found to answer th [....] » Read More

Elena Skvortsova, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Elena Skvortsova, Federal Research Institute for Health Organization and Informatics of Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Russian Federation

The aim of the study is to study the epidemiological aspects of narcotic substances use among urban adolescents in Russia in 2019-2020. The sampling was carried out by the method of multi stage selection: targeted typological selection of cities, random selection of schools in se [....] » Read More

Brandon Lucke Wold, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Brandon Lucke Wold, University Of Florida, United States

Objective: This critical review of the literature concerns persistent headaches after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), and discusses which patients are most at risk of developing these post-SAH headaches based off demographic and clinical features. We also discuss the pathophy [....] » Read More

Katherine Reavis, Speaker at Addiction Conferences
Poster Presentation (In-Person)
Katherine Reavis, University of South Florida, United States

Background: Income assistance programs serve a crucial role in influencing the health and well-being of those with socio-economic marginalization. The term “Check Effect” refers to the cyclical pattern of substance use that correlates with the timing of social assista [....] » Read More

Jonathan Neufeld, Speaker at Addiction Conferences
Poster Presentation (In-Person)
Jonathan Neufeld, University of Minnesota, United States

The use of telehealth in rural areas is particularly apt for patients with substance use disorders is supported by studies demonstrating equivalent outcomes between telehealth and in-person treatment for patient satisfaction and treatment retention rates (Lin et al., 2019; Mark e [....] » Read More

Dias Permeisari, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conferences
Poster Presentation (In-Person)
Dias Permeisari, Airlangga University, Indonesia

Alcohol is a potent psychotropic depressant of the central nervous system that has neurogical impact leading to changes in several neuronal pathways, behavioral, and biological. Based on a report from WHO 2022, harmful consumption of alcohol can affect more than 200 health condit [....] » Read More

Andrew Bordt, Speaker at  Behavioral Health Conferences
Workshop
Andrew Bordt, The Institute for the Advancement of Group Therapy, United States

Just like learning to swim or ride a bike, skills cannot be learned through passive absorption of information alone. Have you ever had a group where silence seemed to be the norm or where you were quite certain have of the patients weren't paying attention? Have you met patie [....] » Read More

John Giordano, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- John Giordano
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
John Giordano, Life Enhancement Recovery Center, United States

This workshop demonstrates the integration of the most current evidence-based holistic modalities with the best of the traditional treatment model. Discussion will feature information about Amino Acid and Nutraceutical use for brain repair, Ibogaine 1-day detoxification, Hyperbar [....] » Read More

Mustafa Younis, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conferences
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Mustafa Younis, Jackson State University, United States

On March 23, 2010 President Barak Obama signed the health insurance reforms adopted in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and the subsequent reconciliation bill, which are to be phased-in over the next 10 years. Most provisions will not take effect until Jan. [....] » Read More

Manuel Narvaez Pelaez , Speaker at Addiction Conference
Oral Presentation
Manuel Narvaez Pelaez , Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Málaga, Spain

Several neurodegenereative diseases and depression are linked to dysregulation of hippocampal neurogenesis, where boosting hippocampal neurogenesis in these patients emerges as a potential therapeutic approach. Accumulating evidence for Neuropeptide Y (NPY) and galanin (GAL) inte [....] » Read More

Olivia Denzie, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Olivia Denzie, West Virginia University, United States

 Over the past decade, West Virginia (WV) has led the nation with the highest rate of fatal drug overdoses. In 2018, the overdose rate in WV was 51.5 deaths per 100,000 persons, almost three times higher than the national rate of 20.7 deaths per 100,000 persons. In 2019, Mon [....] » Read More

Mahnaz Motamedi, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Mahnaz Motamedi, Communicable Disease Center, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Meeting sexual health needs, developing appropriate sexual health programs and promoting services are some of the responces to the needs of women, men and children in the financially poor countries of the world. The close relationship and interconnectedness of sexual health with [....] » Read More

Bethanie Getnet Gebresilus, Speaker at Addiction Conference
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Bethanie Getnet Gebresilus, University of Gondar, Ethiopia

Aim: This study was aimed at testing an established model, indicating co morbidity of alcohol misuse with psychological symptoms (PTSD and depression) and its association with cumulative trauma.   Methods: In a cross-sectional survey, 562 adults were randomly selected fro [....] » Read More

Kimberley Berlin, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conferences, Addiction Medicine Conference
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Kimberley Berlin, Compassionate Beginnings, LLC, United States

Alcohol and substance abuse disorders have baffled the medical community for centuries. Though these conditions can be arrested, there is no known “cure”: One drink, or one drug, can undo decades of abstinence and return a person to a state worse than when they left o [....] » Read More

Toine Pieters, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Toine Pieters, Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Background: Cannabis is one of the most popular drugs of the 21st century, especially among adolescents. Evidence of a variety of lasting neuropsychological deficits as a result of chronic cannabis use has increased. Furthermore, regular alcohol and cannabis use are found to be p [....] » Read More

Shagufta P Rather, Speaker at Drug Addiction Meetings
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Shagufta P Rather, Associate Professor, Department Of Dermatology, India

Background: Substance use has turned out to be one of the growing social problems of the present society cutting across all sorts of boundaries of the world with Kashmir Valley being no exception to this growing pathological phenomenon. Aims and Objectives: To find the prevalenc [....] » Read More

Yadeta, Speaker at AddictionConferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Yadeta, Mettu University, Ethiopia

Background: Inadequate adherence to treatment is among the main underlying cause of cases in which depression becomes chronic. In developing countries due to poor access to health care, inappropriate diagnosis, and scarcity of drugs; poor adherence becomes the major threat in the [....] » Read More

Sonia Peterson, Speaker at Addiction Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Sonia Peterson, San Diego State University, United States

The State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) service-delivery system is funded by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and assists individuals with disabilities to obtain employment (USDOE, 2022). Over $3 billion is spent annually to p [....] » Read More

 Elena V Drozdova, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Elena V Drozdova, Samara Railway Clinical Hospital, Russian Federation

For a long time there has been explanation of a study which revealed that people with schizoaffective disorders and, in particular, suicidal attempts rarely get cancer. But now, we can assume that these are direct competitive diseases that occur through common pathophysiological [....] » Read More

Brandon Williamson, Speaker at Addiction Conferences
Poster Presentation (In-Person)
Brandon Williamson, Texas A&M University, United States

Purpose: Given a shortage of mental health and substance abuse care providers, stigma associated with seeing a behavioral health provider, and limited insurance coverage for behavioral health services, results in patients commonly presenting to primary care physicians with their [....] » Read More

Maha AlSejari, Speaker at Kuwait University
Poster Presentation (In-Person)
Maha AlSejari, Kuwait University, Kuwait

COVID-19 pandemic effected individuals’ lives directly or indirectly. Many people all around the world have sever form the pandemic consequences by losing their loved ones, losing their jobs or losing their homes. These negative effects of the pandemic also create negative [....] » Read More

Sveta Berdibayeva, Speaker at Addiction conference
Poster Presentation (In-Person)
Sveta Berdibayeva, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan

Adolescent and youth drug addiction is currently developing into a problem of national disaster both around the world and in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Drugs among young people spread like a chain reaction, while early drug addiction prevention programs, despite their wide repre [....] » Read More

Carly Minniti , Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Poster Presentation (In-Person)
Carly Minniti , Riverview Medical Center Red Bank, United States

Studies show that the therapeutic milieu is a vital factor impacting experiences and outcomes of behavioral health patients. The leaders of an inpatient behavioral health department implemented a therapeutic milieu program due to rising workplace violence inflicted by patients an [....] » Read More

Ariel Wilson, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conferences
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Ariel Wilson, University of Virginia, United States

Alcohol use disorder has proven consistently difficult to treat with currently approved medications showing a small effect size.1 Topiramate (TPM) has shown promising results as a potential treatment of alcohol use disorder through its anti-craving effects, but its use is limited [....] » Read More

Christina Javete, Speaker at AddictionConferences
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Christina Javete, James A. Haley VA Hospital, United States

The Crisis, Orientation, Refresh, and Empower (CORE) intervention was developed and is a short phase-driven and easily comprehensible crisis intermediation that evokes a spiritual-cognitive-behavioral approach to a veteran’s recovery. CORE researchers found that this crisis [....] » Read More

David Chung, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conferences
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
David Chung, University of Virginia Health, United States

Background: Evidence suggests that educational interventions provided by health care providers can be effective in altering patients’ attitudes towards pain management and in referral to addiction treatment when appropriate. Time constraints during visits limit the delivery [....] » Read More

Nazila Shojaeian, Speaker at Addiction conference
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Nazila Shojaeian, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

The present study reports the pattern of Raven’s Progressive Matrices (RPMs) and three orders of the false belief of Theory of Mind (ToM) tasks in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down syndrome (DS), and typically children (TD). We aimed to study the absolut [....] » Read More

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