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 2022

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

Marijuana use throughout the world has increased substantially for both recreational and medicinal purposes.  According to the 2022 World Drug Report published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, cannabis is the most widely used drug on earth. Additional relevan [....] » Read More

Deni Carise, Speaker at Addiction conference
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
Deni Carise, Recovery Centers of America, 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

John Giordano, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
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

Elizabeth Dale Gilley, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
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

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

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused enormous stress on the population and an increase in mental health needs. The demand for mental health treatment exceeded in many locations the availability of resources. At the same time, marijuana has been gaining popularity. About 48.2 million [....] » 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

Deni Carise, Speaker at Addiction conference
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Deni Carise, Recovery Centers of America, 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

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

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

Andrew Bordt, Speaker at  Behavioral Health Conferences
Workshop (In-Person)
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

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

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

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

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

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

John Michael Weber, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Keynote Presentation (In-Person)
John Michael Weber, Open Door Mission in Houston Texas, 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 Addiction Medicine Conference
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

Denis Larrivee, Speaker at Addiction conferences
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
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

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

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

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

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

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. Audience Take Away: • Become familiar with the [....] » 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

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

Rhonda Herman, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Rhonda Herman, La Loche, Saskatchewan, 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

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

Norman S Miller, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Norman S Miller, Medical College of George Augusta University, United States

Marijuana is currently a growing risk to the public in the United States. Following expanding public opinion that marijuana provides little risk to health, state and federal legislatures have begun changing laws that will significantly increase accessibility of marijuana. Greater [....] » 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

Mohammad Zare, Speaker at Speaker for GAB Conferences- Mohammad Zare
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Mohammad Zare, UTHealth and Harris Health System, United States

Harris Health is the largest safety net care system in Texas and the fourth largest safety net in the nation. The patient population is comprised of a high rate of uninsured/underinsured patients, of which many have chronic diseases, including substance use disorders.  Ac [....] » Read More

Jennifer LaHue, Speaker at Addiction Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Jennifer LaHue, Harris Health System, United States

Harris Health is the largest safety net care system in Texas and the fourth largest safety net in the nation. The patient population is comprised of a high rate of uninsured/underinsured patients, of which many have chronic diseases, including substance use disorders.  [....] » Read More

Cherise Ramirez, Speaker at Addiction Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Cherise Ramirez, Harris Health System, United States

Harris Health is the largest safety net care system in Texas and the fourth largest safety net in the nation. The patient population is comprised of a high rate of uninsured/underinsured patients, of which many have chronic diseases, including substance use disorders.  [....] » Read More

Rachel Ibanez, Speaker at Addiction Events
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Rachel Ibanez, Harris Health System, United States

Harris Health is the largest safety net care system in Texas and the fourth largest safety net in the nation. The patient population is comprised of a high rate of uninsured/underinsured patients, of which many have chronic diseases, including substance use disorders. Acces [....] » 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

Jing Du, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Jing Du, Beijing Anding Hospital, Capital Medical University, China

Major depressive disorder is a common, chronic and recurrent disease. Existing drugs are ineffective to one third of patients, so it is urgent to develop novel and  rapid antidepressants. Accumulative evidence has shown that immune inflammation, particularly inflammasome act [....] » Read More

David Chung, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conferences
Poster Presentation (In-Person)
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

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 phasedriven 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

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

Mustafa Younis, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conferences
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
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

Sam Vaknin, Speaker at Addiction Conferences
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
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

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

Angad Buttar, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-Person)
Angad Buttar, Shatterproof, United States

With overdoses reaching 107,000 in 2021, the need for individuals to quickly receive evidence-based, quality addiction treatment is strikingly clear. But the reality is that many such individuals will face countless barriers on their journey. From understanding where to start the [....] » Read More

J Tyler Carpenter, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
J Tyler Carpenter, Metis Psychological Associates, United States

The title of the late Jerry Garcias iconic Greatful Dead anthem is a pithy and iconic encapsulation of the idea of embedded narrative and problem in living way of conceptualizing addictions and treatment. In a CBTish way of thinking, the problem of psychic pain is addressed by an [....] » 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

Michelle Mangum, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Michelle Mangum, Shatterproof, United States

With overdoses reaching 107,000 in 2021, the need for individuals to quickly receive evidence-based, quality addiction treatment is strikingly clear. But the reality is that many such individuals will face countless barriers on their journey. From understanding where to start the [....] » Read More

Traci A Owens, Speaker at Addiction Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Traci A Owens, Attorney at Law, United States

Addiction medicine requires an examination of the patient's social history. What some describe as pathological behavior is truly adaptive behavior and a component of survival. The addicted patient is often a reflection of generational trauma that eventually manifests in the b [....] » Read More

Lemma Alembante Fikadu, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Lemma Alembante Fikadu, Eotovos Lorand University, Hungary

Khat is a huge green plant that thrives at high elevations throughout the region ranging from southern to eastern Africa, and in the Arabian Peninsula. However, chewing Khat became common among the young (youth). The objectives of this study were to investigate the khat use behav [....] » 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

Tian Lin, Speaker at Addiction Medicine Conference
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Tian Lin, School of Wuxi Medicine, China

Although prior evidence has demonstrated that dysfunctional brain organization is related to internet gaming disorder (IGD), the neuroanatomical basis underlying IGD remains unclear. In this diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) study, we aimed to examine the alterations of white matter [....] » Read More

Vijayan Gurumurthy Iyer, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Vijayan Gurumurthy Iyer, Bihar Institute of Public Administration and Rural Administration, India

“Sustainable development is a kind of development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability and efficiency of future generations to meet their own needs”. The process of applying environment and sustainability factors in [....] » 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

Ramesh Nagarajappa, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
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

Vijayan Gurumurthy Iyer, Speaker at Behavioral Health Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Vijayan Gurumurthy Iyer, Bihar Institute of Public Administration and Rural Administration, India

This research article realizes the importance of the integrated Quality, Safety and Sustainability (QSS)  Management for unsafe addiction industries towards sustainable development. It is important to gain knowledge and skills for the addiction industrial professionals [....] » Read More

Lucien Oulahbib, Speaker at Psychiatry Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Lucien Oulahbib, IRCOM, Lyon3, France

Have you remarked maybe that in the street when you crossed a person with a mobile in her hand and who exchange also a furtive glance or an indirect feeling with you as to touch his hairs, have afraid, or readjust her clothes, it's appears sometimes in the case if your intera [....] » Read More

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