I have mentioned on this blog a little bit about "Old World" Charity in Moscow, Russia. It is one of the leading addiction treatment programs in Russia.
They have very kindly asked me and another friend of this blog, Fr. Iulian Negru, to talk on alcoholism and addictions at the conference they are sponsoring in cooperation with the Moscow Municipal Psychological and Pedagogical University.
Here is the link to the official announcement. Just open the document and you'll see the full announcement. Here's an excerpt:
We are glad to invite you for taking part in Third International Scientific-Practical Conference "Addictive behavior: prevention and rehabilitation", which will take place on 6-7 November - 2013 in Moscow, at Moscow Municipal Psychological and Pedagogical University.
The Purpose of our Conference is consolidation of national and international scientist's efforts of their researches and practices in field of addictive behavior, so as to model preventive interventions, construct rehabilitation processes and realize psycho-pedagogical support for young people with addiction. Such work must be based on results of empirical researches conducted in accordance with the basic principles of evidence-based psychology, education, sociology in field of addictive behavior's prevention methods and methodologies.
The Conference will consider the recognition of the priority of scientific evidence and support prevention and rehabilitation in order to manage them more effectively. The conference will also continue to build the organizational work for creation of the Russian community of experts in the field of non-medical prevention, rehabilitation and psycho-pedagogical support of persons with addictive behavior, include adolescents and youth.
I'm looking forward to meeting some of the people who are working hard for the cause of sobriety in Russia. I will post much more on this when it happens.