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Shadow Health Minister at Recovery Plus/Nacoa Awards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8x3b1JoSV8

Families affected by addiction – at work

You do not have to be an addict to suffer from addiction. Given the often-overt evidence of addiction’s impact on substance users, it is easy...

Alert: perinatal substance use

Women of childbearing years represent about 1 out of every 4 individuals globally. The total population of women aged 15-44 in the UK...

Help parents to help the next generation

Parents are a wonderfully powerful influence in their teenager’s lives. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence found that teens who learn about...

Help children of alcoholics

Childhood memories of growing up with an alcoholic father prompted the shadow health secretary to call for greater recognition of the damage done by...

Prevention: our next generation

Article 33 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child says that “States Parties shall take all appropriate measures, including legislative, administrative, social...

Throwing a lifeline

The World Health Organisation defined alcoholism (addiction) as a family disease in 1956. It took the 1955 American Medical Association definition of alcoholism being...

People, not packages

Despite having ‘so much going for me’, I am lucky to be alive. Now I live each day to tell my story and work with...

Children with Alcoholic Parents (Support) Bill

At the National Association for Children of Alcoholics’ annual David Stafford lecture in February 2016, its patron, Liam Byrne of the All-Party Parliamentary Group...