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May 30, 2018

Antipathy or Naivety: 12-step Facilitation in Uk Health and Social Services


Professor Jonathan Chick
Professor Jonathan Chick, Medical Director of Castle Craig Hospital, is an eminent Consultant Psychiatrist with a distinguished career in the National Health Service....


When 300 English addiction treatment workers were surveyed, 9% said they used the 12-Step model and only a third felt that their clients were suited to AA or NA. Less than half would recommend trying a meeting. The NHS survey of the UK population found that of people who reported serious concern about their drinking some had had counselling, but very few had ever attended a mutual aid group This presentation traces some myths and barriers and proposes changes for colleagues and sufferers.