Conference accommodationBecause of the London location, we know that some folks will make their own arrangements.We have several suggestions for accommodation, including locations of social events for people attending the conference.
NDSAG is not able to give help and advice to individuals regarding drink problems.If you require help of this nature Alcohol Concern has a list of agencies in your area that can help. Click to contact New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Group (Registered Charity No: 281398)
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Our 39th Annual Conference will feature two distinct one day symposiums covering current research and practice in the field of alcohol interventions.Addicted to Recovery?New Paradigms or Recycled Discourses?New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Group Annual Conference London 21st & 22nd May 2015In the 1970’s the New Directions group took on the concept of “Alcoholism”. Their pioneering critiques of the “disease model” and its successors have informed developments in alcohol treatment for nearly 50 years.In 2015 New Directions explores “Recovery”. Against a background of vested interests scrabbling to claim it for themselves, we will examine the origins of “Recovery” and consider the future for the concept.Unpicking the issues that surround “Recovery” leading experts will address:• Brain science – over hyped or our only hope?• Gambling – stacking the odds against getting treatment?• New addictions – do we need a campaign for real addiction?• Cuts and more cuts – the impact on research and treatment.• More New Directions – emerging innovations and opportunities in the alcohol field.Thursday 21st May “Brains first and then Hard Work.” (The House At Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne. 1928).This day starts with the concept of ‘brain science’ and its relationship to alcohol, and then will contrast this with a critical exploration of ‘recovery issues’ for drinkers.Friday 22nd May Proving policy or improving practice? This day develops on the first day’s themes by exploring alcohol policy perspectives and the treatment agenda, followedby an exploration of gambling and alcohol, and then further perspectives from the field. To conclude, the conference will re-visit addiction for a final plenary to consider what have we learned and where next?Please contact us for information about participating in a New Direction ConferencePoster submissions (paying attendees only)Ron McKechnie prize (bursary) (closes 7th April 2015)New Directions conferences always encourage networking, professional and social. This year we have three events.Wednesday 20th May:Local welcome. Conference attendees will be invited to join us at a local restaurant.Thursday 21st May:NDSAG reception dinner at a local restaurant.