EuroSciCon Conference on

Addiction Therapy & Behavioral Science

Theme: Innovating Advanced Technologies in Preventing and Treatment of Addiction

Event Date & Time

Event Location

Athens, Greece

18 years of lifescience communication

Performers / Professionals From Around The Globe

Tracks & Key Topics

Addiction Therapy 2018


About Conference

EuroSciCon proudly announces the conference on “Addiction Therapy & Behavioural Science 2018” during October 22-24, 2018 Athens, Greece, with the theme “Innovating Advanced Technologies in Preventing and Treatment of Addiction”. EuroSciCon through its Open Access Initiative is committed to make genuine and reliable contributions to the scientific community.

Addiction Therapy 2018 is an International premier event flaunting the latest science, research, best practices and innovations in addiction medicine. Addiction is a broad-based topic, however each year we attempt to create some structure for the conference program.

Scope and Importance

Addiction Therapy 2018 is looking to review the scientific and clinical aspects of Addiction. New treatments are emerging which could result in huge changes in the way people live their lives - taking a drug to reduce alcohol intake levels is a very different approach and we would like to review this option.  New therapies are emerging for overdose, and some of the co-morbidities of addiction.

Who Can Attend?

Leading world Doctors, registered Nurses, health care professionals, Professors, Research fellows, leading universities, students, directors of association and societies. It is a forum to explore issues of mutual concern as well as exchange knowledge, share evidence, ideas, and generate solutions.

Why to Attend?

The Addiction Therapy-2018 will cover a broad range of topics that will include prevention, treatment, systematic responses, behaviours, mental health and harm reduction in relation to all types of addiction.  The program will include emerging trends and the various addictive habits of alcohol and other drugs, gambling, internet, sex, gaming, food, shopping, pyromania, kleptomania to name a few. Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to, offer patients and families’ information and referral to behavioural interventions including support groups and mutual aid groups that assist in the recovery process.

Why Athens, Greece?

Athens is the capital and one of the major city of Greece. Athens leads the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities. Athens is a universal city and one of the prime economic centres in southeaster Europe. It has a large financial sector, and its port Piraeus is both the largest passenger port in Europe, and the second largest in the world. Athens stretches across the middle of Attica that is often referred to as the Athens or Attica Basin. The municipality (City) of Athens is the maximum populous in Greece, with a population of 664,046 people and an area of 38.96 km2, forming the core of the Athens Urban Area within the Attica Basin. Athens incorporates architectural styles ranging from Greco-Roman and Neoclassical to modern times. Athens has been a destination for travellers since olden days. There are 148 theatrical stages in Athens, in any other city in the globe, with the ancient Odeon of Herodes Atticus, home to the Athens Festival, which runs from May to October each year. Athens is serviced by a variety of transport means, forming the largest mass transit system of Greece.


Track 1: Addiction

Addiction is a medical condition known by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli, despite adverse consequences. Despite the involvement of many psychosocial factors, a biological process – one which is induced by repeated exposure to an addictive stimulus is the core pathology that drives the development and maintenance of an addiction. The two properties that characterize all addictive stimuli are that they are reinforcing and intrinsically rewarding.

  • Addiction
  • Mental Health
  • Neuro Psychiatry
  • Neurology

Track 2: Behavioural Addiction

Behavioural changes in humans occur due to various multimedia addictions that are becoming prominent in the daily life of the community. Among this, major is food addiction, caused due to continuous eating habits and unscheduled meal sessions. Internet usage and gaming is most prominent in the young generation as they are always connected to the digital media sources to gain knowledge about the current activities across the globe. More exposure and freeness in the society is increasing the concerns for serious involvement in pornography or other related sex addiction activities.

  • Addictive Disorders
  • Alcoholism
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Dementia

Track 3: Drug Abuse and Neurotoxicology

Drug addiction is a brain disease that is known by compulsive drug seeking, despite of its harmful consequences. It causes changes in the normal activity of the nervous, killing neurons and this leads to dis-regulation of neural system. Thus, uncontrolled drug use results in toxicity of brain. Some of the behavioural effects of drug addiction include Paranoia, Aggressiveness, Impulsiveness, and Loss of Self-Control. Prescription drugs that are often abused are opioids, sleep medicines.

  • Brain Disease
  • Drug Addiction
  • Opioids
  • Addictive Behaviours

Track 4: New Insight in Addiction Research

New advances in psychology and neuroscience have enlightened the changes that long-term use of alcohol and other drugs brings into the brain especially in brain reward system, to foster chronic patterns of compulsive drug abuse. New research topics in addiction include Behavioural Pharmacology Research, Effect of alcohol on cognitive functioning and cocaine vaccines and Addiction epidemiological research. Cocaine abuse is an ongoing and serious problem therefore vaccines against cocaine are being developed.

  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology
  • Substance Abuse
  • Dependencies

Track 5: Addiction Studies from Animal Models to Case Studies

Animal models have widely contributed to our understanding of addiction mainly drug abuse, it's consequences and prevention and treatment. Animal studies have found out the fundamental insights into why people abuse drugs and how drugs cause the compulsion and disordered thinking seen in addiction. It has various effects on human race, results from animal studies should be extrapolated to humans with caution, their value is incalculable. Case reports are also incorporated in addiction research.

  • Addiction Research
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Neuro Infectious Disorders
  • Psychiatry

Track 6: Drug Addiction

It is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance that can be pleasurable but the continued use of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities. Most common type of addiction is drug addiction along with cocaine and gambling addiction. Tobacco and smoking addiction are mainly present in Asian.

  • Binge Drinking
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychological Syndromes
  • Behavioural Medicines

Track 7: Substance Abuse

Consumption of a substance in a manner which is very harmful to the user and its surrounding is termed as substance abuse. Substance use disorders occur when a person has a dependence on alcohol and or drugs that is accompanied by intense cravings to obtain the substance, which leads into misfunctioning of brain due to alteration of genes. The altered gene functions due to mutation result in altered brain proteins.

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Well-Being

Track 8: Depression

It is the most common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression causes feelings of sadness and loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home. Depression can strike at any time, but on average, first appears during the late teens to mid-20s. Women are more likely than men to experience depression.

  • Applied Psychology
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Psychiatry Nursing
  • Mindfulness

Track 9: Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are basically the mental disorders known by significant feelings of anxiety and fear. Anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a fast heart rate and shakiness. People often have more than one anxiety disorder. The cause of anxiety disorders is a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Phobia
  • Panic Disorders

Track 10: Addiction Psychiatry

It is a medical subspecialty within psychiatry that focuses on the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of people who are suffering from one or more disorders related to addiction. Addiction psychiatrists are substance abuse experts. Addiction psychiatry encompasses both medicine and psychotherapy, or professional therapeutic interaction, as the means of treating individuals.

  • Social anxiety Disorders
  • Counselling
  • Dependence
  • Marijuana

Track 11: Addiction Rehabilitation and Recovery

The journey to a healthy life is not a quick and easy one. It is a lifelong process of dedication and hard work. The rewards gained from transforming a life of addiction into a life of recovery, however, are immeasurable and well worth the effort. Like any journey, the road to sobriety begins with simple steps forward.

  • Drug- Induced Disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychosis

Track 12: Addiction Nursing

This explores drug and alcohol addiction, treatment options and relapse prevention. Case management for clients with a drug and alcohol addiction involves a collaborative approach to service delivery; it involves comprehensive treatment and management to ensure optimum recovery and relapse prevention. This unit of study explores the use of pharmacotherapies, case management and drug and alcohol counselling.

  • Rehabilitation
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Recovery Therapy
  • Recovery Program

Track 13: Addiction Therapy

Psychologists help people of all ages live happier and healthier lives. Psychologists apply research-based techniques to help people develop effective habits. Therapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a psychologist. A psychologist provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who is objective, neutral and non-judgmental.

  • Illicit Drugs
  • Teenage
  • Hallucinogens
  • Narcotic Painkillers

Track 14: Retreat Approaches

It has been designed to provide natural remedies, which decreases the prolonged use of any substance. People who are mentally ill are prescribed to go with yoga as it restores brains dopamine functions and keeps stress out. Meditation brings the state of mind at rest, in which a human think of present. Relapse offers a systematic method of teaching the abuser to recognize and manage relapse warning signs.

  • Mental Illness
  • Autism
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Co-Occurring Disorder

Track 15: Dual Diagnosis

It is a condition when a person suffers from both substance abuse problem and mental health issue. Sometimes use of alcohol or drugs are due to mental problems. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is also related to addiction. Self-medication theory is widely used for the treatment of co-occurring disorders.

  • Alternative Behavioural Health
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Bio-Affective Management System
  • Self- Destructive Behaviour

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