Robin Davidson Presentation - FEAD (Film Exchange on Alcohol

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Transcript Robin Davidson Presentation - FEAD (Film Exchange on Alcohol

40 years of the NDSAG journal.
(actually 35 years)
reflections on the movement,
models and mischief in our field
Robin Davidson
Factoids
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First one
Heather (ed)
Davidson (ed)
Raby (assistant ed)
Reading (ed)
Brown (ed)
1981
1981-87
1987-2002
1993-2006
2003-2102
2012-pres
Factoids (contd)
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A4 format
1981-1990
present A5 format 1990-pres
ISSN Number
1994
Editions
46 (I think )
not peer reviewed
available free to members
The first one; 1981.
Setting the stall out by names to conjure with
Thorley, Heather, Cameron, Chick,
authors
36 year old, middle class, armchair socialist
white, males from the North ?
Eighties, 1-15 editions,
81 authors;
8 south of Watford Gap, 11women, 80white,
?Thatherites
and of course famous Americans
The X factor in addiction treatment: understanding and
interacting with the personal process of change.
(2006)Carlo DiClemente
Spirituality and the treatment of addictions
(2002) William Miller
Jews and booze; Judaism and drinking, intoxication
drunkenness and drinking problems
(2002) Richard Velleman
Early influence
the martin peters effect
A small, round faced man; Fred Yates
(1983,1984,1985,1988,1995)
Where else but our journal
Not science not nature not even the huffington
post
The methodical instinct of Orford, Humphries
and Davies
1,2,3…11,12 stepping
Mischief
Robert Lefevre (1989) v Ian Robertson (1990)
Models
Tim Leighton (2008). Mutual support: an essay
“you’re a talker. talkers make me thirsty”.
The Hound, GoT
Some talkers write well too;
McCarthy,Mason,Templeton,McKechnie
Group analysis
two ends of the NDSAG spectrum
The story of the gentle epistemologist and the
grand empiricist
“As well as being of historical interest, it is also a
cracking good read, written in Doug’s typical
laconic, easy, literate style”. (2001)
“Charismatic groups usually become routinised rationalised, bureaucratised. Tricky - when its
charismatic nature is reflected in the very
name.” (1987)
what of the the last decades of our beautiful
research, concepts and ideas?
“drug treatment has been living high on the hog for
much of the last 20 years. It’s going to be
interesting to see the extent to which its reduction
has an actual, measurable impact on outcomes”.
“recovery messages are about voluntarism, about
the need to take personal responsibility, messages
that are completely consistent with those of the
Conservative government”.
UKDPC definition of recovery
Recovery is a process characterized by
voluntarily maintained control over
substance use, leading towards health and
wellbeing and participating in the
responsibilities and benefits of society.
Past and future
the recovery hijack
NDSAG Roman Standard;
David Best (2009/2016)
(btw is recovery and verb, noun or adjective)
2009
Contents
Editorial
Bill Reading ................................................................................................. 5
John Edgar And The Irish Temperance Movement .........................7
Laurence Kirkpatrick
Views From The Past: But Looking Forward .................................15
Ron McKechnie
“... It’s The Way That You Do It”. ... .....................................................22
John B Davies
The Function of Intoxication..............................................................27
Doug Cameron
But Patients Like Mine Were Excluded From That Trial!......... 32
Keith Humphreys
Does Drug Treatment Make Any Difference? ...............................47
David Best
Asking the Right Questions in the Right Way:
Rethinking Treatment Research .......................................................57
Jim Orford
The Future Of Treatment For Alcohol Problems:
A Personal View .......................................................................................6
Nick Heather
The end
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