Addiction Hope’s Inaugural Online Conference Event

National Drugs & Alcohol Facts Week

“Honoring National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week”


Special Thanks to our Honorary Conference Sponsors

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Conference Presentations

Mark GoldMark S. Gold, MD  ~ Keynote Presentation
Title: Drugs Change The Brain and Create Dual Disorders
Track: Professional Session
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Mark S. Gold, M.D. is the Chairman of Rivermend Health’s Scientific Advisory Boards. He serves as Chairman of the Addiction & Psychiatry Scientific Advisory Board and also as the Chairman of the Eating Disorders and Obesity Scientific Advisory Board. He served as Professor, the Donald Dizney Eminent Scholar, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Psychiatry from 1990-2014. Dr Gold was the first Faculty from the College of Medicine to be selected as a University-wide Distinguished Alumni Professor and served as the 17th University of Florida’s Distinguished Alumni Professor. Learn more about Mark S. Gold, MD


Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.
Title: Sexual Addiction in 2018: Causes, Trends & Solutions
Track: General Session
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Patrick J. Carnes, Ph.D. is the founder of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) and Gentle Path Press.  With more than 30 years in the field of sexual addiction treatment, Dr. Carnes is internationally recognized expert, presenter and interview subject. His achievements include the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), where they now award an annual “Carnes Award” to researchers and clinicians who have made exceptional contributions to the field of sexual health. Learn more about Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.


Steve WrightSteve Wright, LCPC, RDDP
Title: Families and Addiction: Understanding the Development of the Addiction Family System and Supporting Recovery
Track: Professional Session
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Steve Wright, LCPC, RDDP is a therapist at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center. He served for more than 25 years as a minister working in churches with youth, families and as a senior pastor. As a counselor, he worked in residential treatment as a therapist, supervisor, coordinator, and program director first in the substance abuse field and then in the eating disorder field. Learn more about Steve Wright, LCPC, RDDP


Nikki DuBoseNikki DuBose – Author & Television Personality
Title: Addiction in the Modeling Field
Track: General Session
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Nikki DuBose is a model, author, and advocate. She is the Co-Founder of The Artists League for Change, a national nonprofit dedicated to preventing mental health issues and abuse through the creative arts, and is an Ambassador for the Shaw Mind Foundation. Her debut memoir, “Washed Away: From Darkness to Light” was released September 30, 2016, in the U.S. and will be released in French in 2018 with Editions du Rocher. Learn more about Nikki DuBose