Presentation on theme: " Vacancies Where we operate Conferences Subcommittee Cooperation with the professional community."— Presentation transcript:
Vacancies Where we operate Conferences Subcommittee Cooperation with the professional community
So let us work alongside all these projects of promise to hasten the recovery of those millions who have not yet found their way out. These varied labors do not need our special endorsement; they need only a helping hand when, as individuals, we can possibly give it. (Bill W, 1958)
Scotland: The Road to Recovery (2008) Wales: Substance Misuse Framework for Wales (2013) England: Putting Full Recovery First (2012)
Mutual Aid Reference Group Facilitated Access to Mutual Aid Ensure AA is accurately represented; inform Fellowship of progress; safeguard Traditions Strategic Action Plan (underpinned by evidence) and other documents
The main item of the Plan that will affect our Fellowship is for PHE Centre teams to establish a relationship with representatives of local mutual aid programmes at the level of Intergroup.
NICE Clinical Guidance CG115 (2011): Alcohol Use Disorders
Page 236: Setting the context for 12-Step facilitation and Alcoholics Anonymous…’ Attendance has been associated with successful abstinence from alcohol in a number of studies (see Ferri and colleagues  for a systematic review)’.
Page 246: Twelve Step Facilitation…’ TSF is based on the 12-step or AA concept that alcohol misuse is a spiritual and medical disease. As well as a goal of abstinence, this intervention aims to actively encourage commitment to and participation in AA meetings’.
London Boroughs of Islington, Croydon, Hillingdon and Hounslow London-wide conference Outside London: West Midlands
Increased numbers at meetings Increase in Twelfth Step calls Requests to give talks and presentations Requests to meet people prior to meetings Increased respectability and credibility for AA in professional and wider community
Unease with respect to: Traditions (endorsement/affiliation) Perceptions about coercion Over-saturation at smaller meetings More dually-addicted people at meetings Vacant liaison officer posts