2018 Sheffield: ‘Alcohol & Recovery’

Two separate one day events,  bookable as one day conferences, take place in June 2018.


On Thursday 7th June 2018 at the University of Sheffield the 42nd New Directions annual conference will focus on an exploration of ‘recovery’ in the context of the many  experiences of alcohol use and current service provision landscape. An all day conference that offers a mixture of research, agency and personal presentations.

Venue: The Edge, Endcliffe, 34 Endcliffe Crescent, Sheffield. S10 3ED.

ONLY £150!

See the Conference Programme here [pdf] or the Conference 2018 flyer here [pdf] and Conference Booking Form [pdf].

A limited number of reduced places are available for individuals/recovery groups (please contact Conference Administrator with initial enquiry for these)

Bookings and payments

For booking enquiries please contact Jenni Turnbull on (01382 224846) or at or see the PayPal button below to book your place.

For enquiries about conference programme content and presenting, please contact Wulf Livingston:

Conference place: Sheffield 2018 ‘Alcohol & Recovery’

Optional payment method


Accommodation can be booked at Halifax Hall for the night of 6th June.  Bookings can be made via email to Katie Brown – or by phone 0114 2228955)

PhD and Early Career Research Workshop: Wednesday 6th  June 

The main conference will be preceded by a PhD and Early Research Career workshop.

This event is an interactive workshop format (rather than just presentations) and is designed to a) enable informed participant discussion and b) develop peer networks.

Places for the workshop are limited and cost £25 each, including lunch. For those early career peer researchers booking into this workshop can also book into the main conference day for an additional £25.

Download the Flyer & Booking Form here [pdf].

PhD Symposium place

Optional payment method for the PhD symposium



Most Recent – 2017 Weston Super Mare Alcohol Anonymity -still the nation’s favourite drug?

 2016 -2012 Conferences – are available to be watched through films recoreded by FEAD – FEAD Events
2016 Bradford   Not all alcohol problems are dose related FEAD videos.
2015 London Addicted to Recovery? New Paradigms or Recycled Discourses? FEAD Videos
2014 Dundee Made in Scotland  Learning lessons from Scotland’s independent approach to tackling alcohol problems FEAD Videos
2013 Birmingham Alcohol Spills Over Alcohol and the family and other neglected issues FEAD Videos
2012 Llandrindod Wells  New Directions and Motivational Interviewing 21 years of experience and the future for motivational interviewing. FEAD Videos
Earlier  Conferences

2011 Lancaster – Big Drinking and the Big Society Inequality and alcohol problems: are we really all in this together? – 2011 Conference summary
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