A new series of videos covering expert presentations on addiction, recovery and treatment are now available from the Film Exchange on Alcohol and Drugs (FEAD).
The speakers were filmed at the 40th New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Group (NDSAG) 2016 conference in Bradford earlier this year, which included a look at the lessons and developments in alcohol treatment over the last 40 years, as well as current PhD research and other perspectives.
Bruce Alexander, who famously developed the 'rat park' experiments, A Global Historical View Of Addiction And The Future Of Addiction Treatment.
Professor Keith Humphreys, former adviser to the Obama administration, delivers a presentation taking a critical look at what has really changed in alcohol treatment research and practice over the years.
Professor Nick Heather, a founding member of the NDSAG group and Honary President, talks about the history of the group and reflects its role in the development of brief interventions and challenging the diesease model of alcoholism.
Gillian Tober reflects on how science, research and policy influenced practice and thinking whilst working at the Leeds Addiction Unit, a leading service for problem drinkers.
David Best, a Professor of Criminology at Sheffield Hallam, explores 'recovery' as an issue of social justice and human rights.
Lorna Templeton, a Visiting Researcher at the University of Bath, talks about the importance of family based approaches learnt from research through the years