• Call for Proposals: Special issue of Implicit Religion

    Call for Proposals: Special issue of Implicit Religion Religion, Spirituality and Addiction Recovery Guest Editors: Dr Wendy Dossett & Liam Metcalf-White This special issue of Implicit Religion engages critically and theoretically with the language of religion and spirituality as articulated within different presentations of addiction, and across a range of communities of addiction recovery. Spirituality […]

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  • New Religious Movements and Counselling – Academic, Professional and Personal Perspectives

    In the new book, New Religious Movements and Counselling: Academic, Professional and Personal Perspectives, Edited by Sarah Harvey, Silke Steidinger, James A. Beckford,  Wendy has a chapter entitled ‘Twelve Step Mutual Aid: Spirituality, Vulnerability and Recovery’ in this new volume published by Routledge. In the chapter she asks whether it is helpful to categorise Twelve […]

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  • Liam Metcalf-White FAVOR Conference Blackpool 2017

    Liam Metcalf-White: An Ethnography of the UK National Recovery Walk: Faces and Voices of Recovery UK Conference Blackpool 8th September 2017

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  • Wendy Dossett FAVOR Conference Blackpool 2017

    Dr Wendy Dossett: The North Wales Recovery Project:  Faces and Voices of Recovery UK Conference Blackpool 8th September 2017

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  • AA – why does it work ? Cork’s 96FM Opinion Line

    Cork’s 96FM Opinion Line Radio Show AA – why does it work.. and is it a religion or even a cult? Also, Corks new bridge – who should it be named after? Starting at the 24minutes mark – listen to Dr. Wendy Dossett talk about AA. Access the SoundCloud saved radio programme here: or here: […]

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  • Spirituality and Recovery from Alcohol Use Disorder

    Spiritus contra spiritum Spirituality and Recovery from Alcohol Use Disorder Alister Hardy Lampeter Lecture 16th July 2017 University of Wales: Trinity St David The following link will take you to the video and PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Wendy Dossett  

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  • Impact and Outputs from the Higher Power Project

    CSARS: Chester Studies of Addiction, Recovery and Spirituality Group The Higher Power Project Background The Chester Study of Addiction, Recovery & Spirituality (CSARS) Group is based at the University of Chester and aims to: To undertake qualitative research amongst people in recovery, with a focus on spirituality, broadly defined. To develop projects in the community […]

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  • Wendy speaks to Dr Chris Cotter of the Religious Studies Project about the Higher Power Project research

    The Religious Studies Project is an international collaborative enterprise producing weekly podcasts with leading scholars on the social-scientific study of religion. It was launched in 2012 by (then PhD students) Christopher R. Cotter (Lancaster University) and David G. Robertson (University of Edinburgh) to help disseminate contemporary issues in Religious Studies (RS) to a wider audience and to provide a resource for undergraduate students of RS, their teachers, and interested members of the public.

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  • 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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  • Durham Cathedral Lecture

    Wendy presented some of the findings of the Higher Power Project at the Faces and Voices of Recovery Spirituality Conference on September 11th 2015.

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