Jim Orford on Power, Powerlessness and Addiction
Posted on 22-05-2013
Jim Orford talks about his most recent book “Power, Powerlessness and Addiction’. Addiction exercises enormous power over all those who are touched by it. Jim argues that power and powerlessness have been neglected in addiction studies and that they are a unifying theme that brings together different areas of research from the field disempowering nature of addiction; effects on family, community and a workplace.

 

New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Group 2013

Location: Birmingham

New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Group has provided a safe environment where alcohol practitioners, researchers, service managers and commissioners have explored and debated contemporary challenges in the field since the mid 1970. 2013 conference reviews the development of alcohol related work with families including some of the leading researchers internationally: Professor Jim Orford;…

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