• 4th Annual Recovery from Addiction Conference – 2015

    DAY ONE – ‘Religion, Addiction and Recovery’ Launch of Special Edition of Religions Speakers include:    

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  • Recovery From Addiction: Bridging the Gap Between Policy and Practice Conference Report

    With professional treatment services reduced through public sector austerity measures, attention has turned to the potential role for ‘Mutual Aid’ in supporting people seeking to address substance misuse issues. Organisations such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous have existed in communities for decades, and have more recently been joined by SMART, which addresses a range of addictive behaviours.

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  • Higher Power Project Conference 20th – 21st February 2013 – Report

    What does religion have to say about addiction? Faith-Based Solutions to Addiction Conference The Faith-Based Solutions to Addiction Conference at the University of Chester on February 20th 2013 attempted to answer this question by offering a forum for a range of Faith-Based Organisations (FBOs) dedicated to helping addicts turn their lives around to explain their […]

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  • Can Spirituality Help People with Substance Use Disorders?

    In the days following comedian Russell Brand’s announced plans for Comic Relief benefit to help highlight the issue of drug and alcohol dependence in the UK, academics from the University of Chester are preparing for a two-day event focused on the issues of addiction.

    On February 20th and 21st, the institution is hosting a two-day event where well-known speakers from the fields of addiction studies, religious studies and theology, as well as treatment centre professionals and counsellors, will discuss the connection between addiction and spirituality.

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  • Addiction: A Spiritual Illness with a Spiritual Solution – Conference Report

    The unusual crosscutting style of this conference brought together seventy participants; academics, senior professionals in addictions treatment, addicts and alcoholics in recovery through different methods and in different stages, adherents of religious traditions, and interested member s of the public, to explore the relationships between addiction, spirituality and recovery.

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