Rehabilitated Alcoholics in Spain, (FARE), have chosen to celebrate their XLI National Congress in the town of Mojacar. The event is to be held at the Hotel Best Mojacar from 10-14 October under the theme ‘Living without alcohol. Another way of life’.
This annual event will bring together about 400 recovered alcoholics and their families. “This is a living and learning journey to discuss those issues of most concern to those affected by alcoholism”, as highlighted by the Federation of Rehabilitated Alcoholics Spain.
FARE is the organizer of the conference although some funding has been provided by the Ministry of Health and Social Services.
During these five days there will be a variety of presentations given by health professionals who regularly participate in such conferences and symposia. The conference will address the issue of alcoholism from a number of different perspectives.
Será Manuel Lucas, a sexual therapist and former delegate of Health in the Government of Andalusia will give the first presentation on the afternoon of the 10th although the official opening will take place the next day.
The second day of the conference will see workshops entitled ‘Sexuality’, ‘How are we related?’ , ‘Alcoholism and its lasting effects’, ‘So what are addictions?’ and ‘psychiatric illness and alcoholism’ and then after a rest day the national conference will resume on October 13, when the topics to be covered will include ‘Alcohol and traffic’, ‘Dependent Women.
An experience of intervention in a support group ‘,’ Social consequences of alcoholism ‘,’ Mindfulness’ and ‘How to eat better?’