Doug Cameron on New Directions on drinkers and drinking behaviours
Posted on 24-02-2013
Doug Cameron explains that New Directions began focus on drinking behaviours to understand why some people were using alcohol in this way.

 

Doug Cameron

Founding member of NDSAG

Location: UK

Doug Cameron is a psychiatrist, a Glasgow graduate in medicine who undertook his postgraduate training at the Crichton Royal, Dumfries where he and Mary Spence ran the first outpatient controlled drinking group in Britain. He was appointed Consultant Psychiatrist with special interest in alcohol problems in Leicestershire in 1976, where he developed the first comprehensive…

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