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Catch up on past events

29/03/22 - APPG Evidence Session on ‘Social Prescribing’ 

with slides from Ingrid Abreu Scherer, Head of Accelerating Innovation from the National Academy of Social Prescribing; Saera Haque, Social Prescribing Link Worker from Parchmore NHS Medical Centre and Paul Macey, Community Development Lead from Croydon Social P. 
On the day we also heard about 12 step Public Information (PI) activities from Robin H, AA Healthcare Liaison Officer;  Simon J, NA European PR Chair and Fenella P, NA Vice Chair Government Liaison Representative


The key take aways from the evidence session were:

1) Most people have still not heard of any 12 Step fellowships beyond Alcoholics Anonymous.

2) Most social prescribers have not yet connected any of their patients with a 12 Step fellowship.

3) Therefore that there is significant scope to help many more addicts and alcoholics that still suffer by strengthening the connection between 12 Step fellowships and the world of social prescribing.

30/06/21 - APPG Evidence Session ​on ‘The Value of 12 Step Recovery

with speakers Prof Keith Humphreys from Stanford University, Dr David Best from University of Derby and Annemarie Ward, CEO FAVOUR UK

The key take aways from the evidence session were:
1) The Cochrane review found that, on the abstinence outcome, 12 Step Facilitation is at least 50% better than the next best interventions (Cognitive Therapies and Motivational Therapies)

2) People in recovery don't just 'get back to zero' but become  'better than well'

3) Policy needs to be implemented.

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