Scottish and American Approaches to Drugs and Alcohol Misuse (22-24 September 2008)

The following details are a last minute reminder of the third Scottish-American Congress to be held at University of Stirling.  Attendance is FREE and teas, coffees and a light buffet lunch are provided.  The Scottish-American Congress has been a huge success in the past and offers a probably unrivalled opportunity for practitioners and researchers from either side of the Atlantic to discuss the differences and commonalities of their approaches in a relaxed and committed atmosphere. 

 

MONDAY, 22ND SEPTEMBER 2008 – SCOTTISH & AMERICAN POL

An Introductory Day providing a detailed analysis of the Scottish and American policy context on drug and alcohol misuse with an opportunity to discuss and explore the differences and similarities.

09.30 – Rowdy Yates:  Possession by Devils: A brief history of the demonisation of drugs and drug users
10.00 – Questions and discussion  
10.15 – Bill Mock: Conflicts in Drugs/Alcohol Policy in the US.
10.45 – Questions and discussion
11.00 – Coffee-break
11.30 – Denise Adams: American Policy on Drug & Alcohol Misuse: The current context.
12.15 – Questions and discussion
12.30 – Lunch-break
01.30 – Charles Lind: Scottish Policy on Drug & Alcohol Misuse: The current context.
02.15 – Questions and discussion
02.30 – Coffee-break
03.00 – Workshop papers – short papers from US and Scottish delegates
04.00 – Plenary

   
TUESDAY, 23RD SEPTEMBER 2008 –AMERICAN TREATMENT & CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Day 2 offers an opportunity to examine the American approach to treatment and prevention and to the positioning of treatment interventions along the interface between drug misuse and the criminal justice system.   

09.30 – Rowdy Yates:  Meta-analysis of a selection of cost-benefit studies of treatment interventions
10.00 – Questions and discussion  
10.15 – Bill Mock: U. S. Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol Testing Rules: Overview
10.45 – Questions and discussion
11.00 – Coffee-break
11.30 – Carol Bowman: Drug & Alcohol Misuse Treatment and the Criminal Justice System
12.15 – Questions and discussion
12.30 – Lunch-break
01.30 – Mark Publicker: American Approaches to Treating and Preventing Drug and Alcohol Misuse
02.15 – Questions and discussion
02.30 – Coffee-break
03.00 – Workshop papers – short papers from US and Scottish delegates
04.00 – Plenary
 

WEDNESDAY, 24TH SEPTEMBER 2008 – SCOTTISH TREATMENT & CRIMINAL JUSTICE
      
Day 3 offers an opportunity to examine the Scottish approach to treatment and prevention and to the positioning of treatment interventions along the interface between drug misuse and the criminal justice system.   

09.30 – Rowdy Yates:  Bad mouthing, bad habits and bad, bad boys: Dyslexia  and drug dependence
10.00 – Questions and discussion  
10.15 – Bill Mock: Trends in Co-occuring Disorders Treatment in the U.S.
10.45 – Questions and discussion
11.00 – Coffee-break
11.30 – Gill McIvor: Drug & Alcohol Misuse Treatment and the Criminal Justice System
12.15 – Questions and discussion
12.30 – Lunch-break
01.30 – Marion Logan: Scottish Approaches to Treating and Preventing Drug and Alcohol Misuse
02.15 – Questions and discussion
02.30 – Coffee-break
03.00 – Workshop papers – short papers from US and Scottish delegates
04.00 – Plenary
 
 
SPEAKER DETAILS
      
Denise Adams – (Policy & Policy Direction): Assistant Director of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies, Inc.   
 
Carol Bowman – (The Criminal Justice Interface): Former Head of Probation Department, Detroit, Michigan.  
 
Marion Logan – (Treatment & Prevention): Operations Manager at STRADA, formerly Scottish Govt. officer responsible for the National Quality Standards for Substance Misuse Services.  
 
Charles Lind – (Policy & Policy Direction): Associate Medical Director, National Health Service Ayrshire and Arran; Member, Scottish Advisory Committee on Drug Misuse.
 
Gill McIvor – (The Criminal Justice Interface): Professor of Criminology at University of Stirling, co-Director of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research   

Bill Mock – (Extra-Mural Presentation): Executive Director of the Center for Interpersonal Development and the Chief  Trainer for the Ohio Institute for Addiction Studies in Lakewood, Ohio.
 
Mark Publicker – (Treatment & Prevention): Medical Director of the Mercy Hospital Recovery Center and President of  the Maine Society of Addiction Medicine.   
 
Rowdy Yates – (Extra-Mural Presentation): Senior Research Fellow, Scottish Addiction Studies network, University of  Stirling. Vice President of the European Federation of Therapeutic Communities.

 

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