Track Categories

The track category is the heading under which your abstract will be reviewed and later published in the conference printed matters if accepted. During the submission process, you will be asked to select one track category for your abstract.

Addiction is defined as a constantly persistent, relapsing mental disorder. It is considered a mental disorder because drugs change the function of the brain and its structure. These brain changes can be long-lasting and can lead to the harmful behaviors. Most abused drugs produce intense feelings of pleasure. The initial decision to take drugs is typically voluntary. The common characteristic of all addictive substances is that they activate the brain’s reward system, either directly or indirectly. The positive and negative consequences of substance use vary greatly depending on the specific drug being used. The primary features of substance use disorders are a mixture of cognitive, behavioral, and physiological symptoms.

  • Track 1-1Adolescence stage
  • Track 1-2Psychological behavioral change
  • Track 1-3Neurotransmitters

Narcotics refers to opium derivatives, and their semi-synthetic substitutes. It is an addictive drug affecting mood or behaviour. This drug which induces drowsiness, insensibility, and relieves pain. Depressants can produce depression, chronic fatigue, breathing difficulties, sexual problems and sleep problems. Stimulants, sometimes called “uppers,” temporarily increase alertness and energy. A hallucinogen is a psychoactive agent which can cause hallucinations, perceptual anomalies, and other substantial subjective changes in thoughts, emotion, and consciousness. Anabolic steroids are synthetic variations of the male sex hormone testosterone.

  • Track 2-1Narcotics
  • Track 2-2Depressants
  • Track 2-3Stimulants
  • Track 2-4Hallucinogens

Distress, Mental illness, Low self-esteem, Poverty, Relationship problems, Loss of loved one, Chronic pain or medical conditions, Peer pressure, to feel good, Legality(for example the alcohol and nicotine are legal drugs), Inadequate parental supervision and monitoring, shortage of communication and interaction between parents and kids, family dispute.

  • Track 3-1Genetical and Environmental factors
  • Track 3-2Early exposure to drugs
  • Track 3-3Peer pressure

Addiction is an insidious disease. Your recovery process begins with you initiating professional treatment. Once you have fully committed yourself to the treatment of your addiction, you are in the second stage of recovery, known as early abstinence. During the early abstinence stage, your trained addiction counsellor will begin to teach you the coping skills needed to lead a clear lifestyle. After 90 days of continual abstinence from drugs or alcohol, you move to the third stage of recovery maintaining abstinence. If you are in a residential treatment facility, now is the time you move to the outpatient counselling phase of your recovery program. Once you’ve remained clean and clear headed for approximately five years, you enter the fourth and final stage of recovery advanced recovery. At this point, you take all of the tools and skills you learned throughout your counselling and put them to use living a satisfying and fulfilling substance-free life.

  • Track 4-1Treatment initiation
  • Track 4-2Early Abstinence
  • Track 4-3Maintaining Abstinence
  • Track 4-4Advanced recovery

A substance use disorder (SUD), also known as a drug use disorder, is a condition in which the use of one or more substances leads to a clinically significant impairment or distress. The treatment of individuals with coexisting psychoactive substance abuse and severe psychiatric disorders requires an integration of principles from the mental health and chemical dependency fields. For treating dually diagnosed patients that consists of four treatment phases are engagement, persuasion, active (or primary) treatment, and relapse prevention.

  • Track 5-1Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)
  • Track 5-2Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Track 5-3Cannabis Use Disorder
  • Track 5-4Stimulant Use Disorder
  • Track 5-5Hallucinogen Use Disorder
  • Track 5-6Opioid Use Disorder

Drug rehabilitation is the mental therapeutic treatment for addiction on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and illegal drugs. No single treatment is right for everyone. Counseling and other behavioral therapies are the most commonly used forms of treatment. Treatment should address other possible mental disorders.

  • Track 6-1Medical Detoxification
  • Track 6-2Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Track 6-3Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Track 6-4Music and Art therapy
  • Track 6-5Aroma Therapy
  • Track 6-6Yoga Therapy
  • Track 6-7Brain Resource Therapy
  • Track 6-8Stress Management

This is the collaboration where people live together as a form of therapy. Such environments are drug free and highly structured. Within such a community the individual can feel safe to explore new surviving mechanisms and learn to cooperate with other people. Therapeutic communities (TCs) are a common form of long-term residential treatment for substance use disorders (SUDs)Overall, studies find that therapeutic community (TC) participants show improvements in substance abuse, criminal behavior, and mental health symptoms.

  • Track 7-1Integrate Services
  • Track 7-2Communicate with other Agencies
  • Track 7-3Be Organized
  • Track 7-4Be Predictable
  • Track 7-5Outcome Measures

Addiction psychiatry is a medical subspecialty inside psychiatry that spotlights on the assessment, conclusion, and treatment of individuals who are experiencing at least one disorder identified with habit. This may incorporate disarranges including legal and illegal medications, betting, sex, nourishment, and other motivation control issue. Dependence specialists are substance misuse specialists. Developing measures of logical information, for example, the wellbeing impacts and medicines to substance misuse, have prompted progressions in the field of dependence psychiatry. These progressions in understanding the neurobiology of compensating conduct, alongside government subsidizing, has considered abundant open door for look into in the control of dependence psychiatry.

  • Track 8-1Depression
  • Track 8-2Psychiatric Nursing
  • Track 8-3Sleep Disorders
  • Track 8-4Bipolar Disorder

Drug addiction is a pathological condition. Drug is a substance that alters the normal body function resulting in psychological or behavioural change. Drug abuse is an increasingly common occurrence. Tobacco/nicotine is the most abused drugs in the world. Now a days   Research is showing that women are affected worse by alcohol than men. Prescription drugs are abused in nearly every country in the world. Opiates, stimulants, and depressants are the most common types. Cocaine is made in South American countries and is highly addictive. Crack is made from Cocaine, the effects are similar, but crack is cheaper and is said to be more addicting. Crack is heavily abused in the United States.

  • Track 9-1Marijuana
  • Track 9-2Cocaine
  • Track 9-3Tobacco (Nicotine)
  • Track 9-4Painkillers
  • Track 9-5Heroin
  • Track 9-6Sedatives (Barbiturates)
  • Track 9-7Benzodiazepines
  • Track 9-8Alcohol

Social support can be a very robust and favourable force in the recovery process. The benefits of social support are many. a sense of belongingness and inclusion, a sense of safety and security, reduced stress, decreased isolation and loneliness, an enhanced sense of meaning and purpose, hope and optimism about the future, the opportunity to escape the narrow world of one's own concerns social support can counteract shame, isolation and secrecy. Providing valuable information, Providing necessary or desirable resources, Providing emotional support.

  • Track 10-1Sense of safety and security
  • Track 10-2Reduced Stress
  • Track 10-3Decreased Loneliness and Isolation
  • Track 10-4Hope and Optimism about future

Impulsivity is said to be one of the most common traits among addicts. A compulsion is the irresistible urge to do something. A large number of addicts place a high value on nonconformity and pride themselves on being different than others. Low self-esteem is something that affects far more people than you may realise. Again, we come back to the inability to delay gratification, People who are antisocial stemming from nonconformity, anxiety, Lying and deceit, Changes in normal behavior, Continuation despite negative consequences.

  • Track 11-1Denial
  • Track 11-2Anti-social
  • Track 11-3Impulsive Behaviour
  • Track 11-4Compulsive Behaviour
  • Track 11-5Disability to deal with pressure
  • Track 11-6Low self esteem
  • Track 11-7Lack of Patience

Physical warnings: Bloodshot or glazed eyes, Dilated or constricted pupils, Abrupt weight changes, Bruises, infections or other physical signs at the drug’s entrance site on the body. Changes in attitude/personality.

Behavioural warnings: idleness, low spirits, Sudden changes in a social network, Financial problems, Involvement in criminal activity.

  • Track 12-1Deterioration of physical appearance
  • Track 12-2Falling asleep
  • Track 12-3Tremors
  • Track 12-4Sudden weight loss or weight gain
  • Track 12-5Blurred speech

The first stage of drug experimentation is defined as the use of alcohol or illicit/mood altering drugs at any time for experimentation. The second stage Social drug use is the use of any drug or combination of drugs in social situations, or for social reasons. The third stage Examples of problem use or risky use of drugs and or alcohol include binge drinking and drug abuse. Finally, As a result of this disease, addicted people are unable to control their use of substances despite the negative consequences that occur as a result.

  • Track 13-1Experimentation
  • Track 13-2Regular use of Drugs
  • Track 13-3Substance Abuse
  • Track 13-4Chemical Dependancy
  • Track 13-5Drug and Alcohol Detox

After the recovery we can see the differences in Dizziness, Managing anger, Changes in the behaviour and the physical health, Drowsiness, Slurred speech, Lack of coordination, Irritability, anxiety, Changes in heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature,  distaste or vomiting with weight loss, Impaired judgment.

  • Track 14-1Early Abstinence
  • Track 14-2Sense of Responsibility
  • Track 14-3Range of Emotions
  • Track 14-4Intimacy

The Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST) was flourish in 1982 and is still a magnificent screening tool. Regular screenings in primary care and other health care settings enables earlier identification of mental health and substance use disorders, which translates into earlier care. Screenings should be provided to people of all ages, even the young and the elderly. Some of the tools include  Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test(AUDIT), Drug Screening Questionnaire(DSQ), Drug Abuse Screening Test(DAST) etc.

  • Track 15-1Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)
  • Track 15-2Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire (SADQ)
  • Track 15-3Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST)
  • Track 15-4Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS)
  • Track 15-5Cannabis Use Disorder Identification Test-Revised (CUDIT-R)
  • Track 15-6Amphetamine Withdrawal Questionnaire (AWQ)

Food addiction is closely associated with eating disorders, including obesitybulimia, and binge eating disorder. Consuming food triggers chemicals in the brain, such as dopamine, that act as a reward and give pleasurable sensations to the individual. These chemicals can also act as a release from emotional distress. It is estimated that around 35 percent of adults in the United States are obese. However, people who are obese equate to only about one third of those with a food addiction, even though food addiction is sometimes associated with weight gain.

  • Track 16-1Causes of Food Addiction
  • Track 16-2Signs and Symptoms
  • Track 16-3Food Addiction Effects
  • Track 16-4Food Addiction Treatment

Prescription medication is typically given to those who suffer from conditions such as chronic pain. Prescription drug abuse and addiction is one of the most poorly recognized types of chemical dependency, particularly in women. A prescription drug is any medicine regulated by law to require a doctor’s prescription before it can be obtained. Prescription drugs generally work by either suppressing or promoting chemical reactions in the brain.

  • Track 17-1Understanding Prescription Drug Categories
  • Track 17-2From Use to Dependence
  • Track 17-3Most Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs
  • Track 17-4Abused Medications by Classification
  • Track 17-5Signs & Symptoms
  • Track 17-6Treatment
  • Track 17-7Gambling addiction treatment

Gambling addiction—also known as pathological gambling, compulsive gambling or gambling disorder—is an impulse-control disorder. If you’re a compulsive gambler, you can’t control the impulse to gamble, even when it has negative consequences for you or your loved ones. Gambling addiction is sometimes referred to as a "hidden illness" because there are no obvious physical signs or symptoms like there are in drug or alcohol addiction.

  • Track 18-1Myths & Facts about Gambling Problems
  • Track 18-2Self-help for gambling problems
  • Track 18-3Causes of Addiction towards Gambling
  • Track 18-4Signs of a Gambling Problem
  • Track 18-5Emotional Symptoms of Excessive Gambling
  • Track 18-6Physical Symptoms of Excessive Gambling
  • Track 18-7Depression and Gambling

There are two major types of video games and therefore two major types of video game addictions. Standard video games are generally designed to be played by a single player. The other type of video game addiction is associated with online multiplayer games. These games are played online with other people and are especially addictive because they generally have no ending. Unlike with substance abuse, the biological aspect of video game addiction is uncertain. "Research suggests gambling elevates dopamine," Young says, and gaming is in the same category. But there's more to addiction than brain chemistry.

  • Track 19-1Signs and symptoms Video Game Addiction
  • Track 19-2Risk factors of Game Addiction
  • Track 19-3Facts and Solutions of Game Addiction
  • Track 19-4Treatment for Game Addiction

Experts have found a correlation between increased social media usage and depression and anxiety, especially in teens. Social media has become so much a part of our culture that most people can hardly imagine life without sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Are young people equipped to navigate a world where increasingly complex algorithms are designed to keep them clicking? Recent studies show that many teens check their social media more than 100 times a day. For some young people, the use of social media is so extreme it is negatively impacting their lives. Their relationships, academics, mental and physical health are suffering they’re addicted.

  • Track 20-1Signs of Social Media Addiction
  • Track 20-2Recent Researches
  • Track 20-3Treatment Program
  • Track 20-4Tips to overcome Social Media Addiction