XII ECPD INTERNATIONAL SPECIALIST SCHOOL LATEST ACHIEVEMENTS IN PREVENTION, THERAPY AND REHABILITATION OF ADDICTIVE DISEASES with the main topic COMPREHENSIVE RESPONSES OF SOCIETY AND STATE TO THE CHALLENGES OF CONTEMPORARY YOUTH ADDICTIONS PSYCHIATRIS

 

 

The European Center for Peace and Development University for Peace established by the United Nations, Belgrade - ECPD Regional Mediterranean Institute for International Postgraduate Studies and Development Research, Podgorica, in the framework of the ECPD International Program of Transfer of Knowledge System, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health of Montenegro, Ministry of Health of Serbia, Ministry of Health of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the Republic of Srpska, Istituto Superiore di Sanità of Italy, National School of Public Health of Greece, South-Eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN), Croatian Medical Association - Society for Alcoholism and Other Addictions, Medical Chamber of Slovenia and UN Office on Drugs and Crime in Serbia, organizes

 

XII ECPD INTERNATIONAL SPECIALIST SCHOOL

LATEST ACHIEVEMENTS IN PREVENTION, THERAPY AND REHABILITATION OF ADDICTIVE DISEASES
with the main topic

COMPREHENSIVE RESPONSES OF SOCIETY AND STATE TO THE CHALLENGES OF CONTEMPORARY YOUTH ADDICTIONS

PSYCHIATRISTS, PSYCHOLOGISTS, SOCIOLOGISTS, PEDAGOGUES, SOCIAL WORKERS: THERAPISTS OR SOCIETY ENGINEERS

(Kotor - Hotel “Cattaro”, 12 – 14 June 2020)

 

The European Center for Peace and Development UN University for Peace organizes this School with the aim to direct the focus to all modalities and aspects of youth addiction, as well as to bring together experts from various fields - physicians, social workers, special pedagogues, psychologists, lawyers, and other professionals, who will enable a more extensive exchange of experience as well as provide the latest knowledge, practical and scientific achievements in the area of prevention, treatment and integral rehabilitation of addictive diseases.

Director of the School is Prof. Dr. Slavica Đukić Dejanović, Minister in the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Professor of the ECPD UN University for Peace. Co-directors of the School are Prof. Dr. Zoran Zoričić, Clinical Center Zagreb, President of the Croatian Society for Alcoholism and Other Addictions and Prof. Dr. Petar Nastasić, Professor of the ECPD UN University for Peace.

The school is internationally and nationally accredited (by the Health Council of Serbia with 12 points for lecturers and 6 points for participants - the accreditation number of the School is A-1-1254 / 19).

Contemporary addictions are no longer manifested only as the risky use of alcohol and other psychoactive substances (opiates, hallucinogens, stimulants ...). In the era of postmodernism, they still have epidemiological rates, but nowdays emerge so-called non-chemical addictions (pathological gambling, dependence on video games, the Internet and social networks, shopping...). Unfortunately, this change has not led to a reduction in the the so-called chemical addictions. Research shows that not only are some of them increasing in number but an increase in mortality associated with alcohol addictions is registered. Likewise, social and psychological consequences to family members, social status of families, especially children are more pronounced. In relation to addictive diseases, there is significant growth of social deviation, domestic violence, general crime, prostitution, and human trafficking.

It has to be said that contemporary additions represent the greatest challenge globally in (re) defining cause, prevention, treatment and recovery. All addictions are primarily complex diseases of the central nervous system, but with specific behavioral determinants and psychological and social consequences. So these are the underlying diseases of disruptive behavior and all addictions have the characteristics of learned behavior. Their formation is based on the processes of emotional and social learning, and has a very complex neurobiochemical basis (verified by the findings of affective neuroscience). Disordered, so-called addictive behavior is mostly manifested through disturbed relationships with the family and the social environment, which is reflected through emotional disorders, so it is necessary to look at them and repair them within the family and ecosystem networks in which therapeutic procedures are planned and implemented. Changes in systems change learning conditions and allow learning of new interactions and new behaviors, especially in the family. These modern principles are also the basis for the prevention of old and new additions.

In the work of the School, the emphasis will continue to be on the New Paradigm of Recovery, not only the diagnosis and medical treatment of addiction diseases. According to the postulates of the New Paradigm, the goal of addiction treatment is not simply to "abort" or "reduce" the use of psychoactive substances or to discontinue gambling and internet use. This is actually achieved successfully and relatively quickly by a formal medical episode according to the medical model. All treatment episodes start with the date of admission and end with the release date. Each such episode of treatment defines additions as an individual problem - a treatment episode triggers and aids an individual solution and supports the individual to move forward with a change in behavior.

Accordingly, the New Paradigm insists on the establishment of treatment and its implementation, similar to the treatment of other chronic diseases, advocating long-term management of addiction treatment. Recovery is a dynamic process of continuous development and work on the prevention of not only relapse but spiritual awakening, including helping others, especially helping alcohol addicts and other PAS. In addition to solidarity with a sick member of the community, changes are expected in the family and in the community regarding the causes and consequences of the addiction disease. This is how we come to the place and space where the addiction was created and maintained - into the ecosystem, into the social community and into the family. Where the problem originated, there is a cause and a cure, therefore - prevention and treatment and recovery.

 

Program

Program of the School includes the following main topics:

(I) Goals of sustainable development and the problems of addictive diseases

(II) Rational response of the state to the problem of addiction

(III) Adictology - do we all deserve better and more?

(IV) Correlative relation between the family and the community regarding addictive diseases

(V) Mutual family relationship as a system and the neurobiochemism of emotionality in addictions

(VI) Psychosocial measures in preventive and therapeutic work with young people

(VII) Social and professional identity of adictologists

(VIII) Non institutional treatment of addictive disease

(IX) Significance of treatment and rehabilitation of addicts for the society

(X) What are the benefits of Harm reduction programs

(XI) Gender differences in evaluation of addicts as the basis for personalization of the treatment and adoption of the adequate medical measures

(XII) Potentials and possibilities of medical sociology for problems of addiction

 

(XIII) Significance of linking social care and public health in the local community

 

Lecturers

·         Prof. Dr. Slavica Đukić Dejanović, Minister in the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Professor of the ECPD UN University for Peace, Belgrade

·         Prof. Dr. Zoran Zoričić, Director of the Croatian Society for Alcoholism and Other Addictions, President of Croatian Association of Clubs of Treated Alcoholics, Zagreb

·         Prof. Dr. Petar Nastasić, Professor of the ECPD UN University for Peace, Belgrade

·         Prof. Dr. Luca Rosi, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

·         Prof. Dr. Andrej Kastelic, University Psychiatric Clinic Ljubljana, Slovenia

·         Prof. Dr. Mila Goldner Vukov, Member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

·         Prim. Dr. Mira Kovačević, Director of the Special Hospital for Addictive Diseases, Belgrade, President of the National Committee for Prevention and Control of Addictive Diseases of the Republic of Serbia

·         Mr. Miloš Stojanović, Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in Serbia

·         Prof. Dr. Nermana Mehić Basara, Director of the Institute for Addiction Diseases, Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

·         Prof. Dr. Zdenka Čebašek-Travnik, President, Medical Chamber of Slovenia

·         Prof. Dr. Nikša Dubreta, Chair of Department of Sociology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb

·         Prof. Dr. Nera Zivlak Radulović, Head of Psychiatric Clinic, University Clinical Centre of the Republic of Srpska

·         Prof. Dr. Srđan Milovanović, Clinical Center of Serbia, University Psychiatry Clinic

·         Prof. Dr. Ante Bagarić, Psychiatric Hospital „Vrapče“, Zagreb

·         Prim. Dr. Ante Orešković, Psychiatric Hospital „St. Ivan Jankomir“, Zagreb

·         Prof. Dr. Olivera Vuković, Head of Psychiatric Clinic, Institute of Mental Health, Belgrade

·         Prof. Erik Brezovec, sociologist, Croatian Studies, Zagreb

·         Mr. Željko Petković, univ. spec. criminologist, Director of the Office for the Drug Abuse Suppression of the Government of the Republic of Croatia

·         Dr. sc. med. Siniša Zovko, Croatian Red Cross, Head of Department of Addiction Prevention and Harm Reduction Programs

 

Certificate

School participants that have successfully completed the School program will obtain an internationally accredited Certificate of the European Center for Peace and Development of the University for Peace established by the United Nations.

 

Application Form and Registration Fee

Registration fee for participation in the School is 350 EUR. A discount of 10% is granted for the payment of the tuition until May 12, 2020.

Application should be sent to: European Center for Peace and Development UN University for Peace, Terazije 41, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia; Fax: +381 11 3240 673, +381 11 3234 082; E-mail: ecpd@Eunet.rs and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.ecpd.org.rs

 

Hotel Accommodation

European Center for Peace and Development of the UN University for Peace has provided accommodation for the participants in the Hotel “Cattaro” in Kotor (www.cattarohotel.com, tel: +382 32 311 000), the venue of the School, at preferential rates, on bed and breakfast basis:

Ÿ     127 EUR per day for a single room and

Ÿ     71 EUR for a double room, per person.

 

Accommodation on a half-board basis will be charged additionally 15 EUR. We enclose hereto the Hotel booking form and suggest you make the reservation of your accommodation through the ECPD Secretariat.

 

 

  

 

 

 

Contact

European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD)  
University for Peace established by the United Nations

ECPD Headquarters
Terazije 41
11000 Belgrade
Serbia
office@ecpd.org.rs
+381 11 3246-041;
+381 11 3246-042;
+381 11 3240-673;

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