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HEY ROMANS: Let's Talk About Addiction - Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Gambling, Internet, Marijuana, Food
Why does it seem like Addictions - alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling and the like, are such subjects folks don't want to talk about here in Italy?
I know personally from working in this field for a while that there are a lot of people suffering from addictions and behavioral disorders. I know them personally, their families, friends, loved ones. BUT why does it seem no one wants to talk about it? Addiction is not contagious. There are a lot of factors that contribute to someone becoming an "addict" but getting addicted by touching someone with an addictions isn't one of them. Let's work together to help remove the stigma of addiction. Start talking about addiction.
One program that has been developed in the U.S. and is making wonderful progress is called Drugs Over Dinner.
Together we can help open the dialogue to start talking, and start saving lives. If you, your school or place of work, or even your family and friends, would like to have a open frank talk about Drugs and other addictions, La Promessa and their team is at your service.
Check out the programme online - its pretty wonderful. http://drugsoverdinner.org/#intro
Please don't be afraid to talk about drugs or alcohol or anorexia or bulimia or other addictions - the only thing to fear is what happens IF YOU DON'T START TALKING NOW.
The International Conference on Addiction and Associated Disorders (iCAAD), headed by Samantha Quinlan and Christophe Sauerwein will hold its 2nd Annual iCAAD Conference in Rome on 13 April 2018 at the beautiful Gregorian University's, Roma Eventi Conference Center in Piazza della Pilotta near the Trevi Fountain.
The Conference this year will build on the theme from last year, Unity: The Next Generation of Solving Problems Collaboratively and further explore this idea with "FORWARD... Connecting practice with theory in the treatment of addiction; working towards our global goals in Behavioural, Mental and Emotional health Care.”
Last year, La Promessa Treatment Center's President Dr. Fabrizio Fanella presented on Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation explaining the benefit of utilizing rTMS in the treatment of Addictions and Substance Use Disorders (SUDs).
This year we hope to encourage other colleagues -- psychiatrists, medical doctors, therapists and university counsellors to participate once again in an effort to bring awareness, education, prevention and more information to the community of Rome and Italy about the latest in the treatments for addiction.
For more information on iCAAD and for tickets, please go to https://www.icaadevents.com
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