QAADRANT is the quarterly publication of QAAD, which contains a combination of news, articles, personal experiences and insights and letters. The magazine is published as an insert in the Quaker journal the Friend and is also circulated by post to individual Friends on request. We know that it finds its way into many circles through Friends’ initiatives, including prisons and treatment agencies. QAADRANT is also available online.
We very much welcome contributions from Friends on any subject within our concern – the use and problem use of alcohol, other drugs: legal, illegal and prescribed, and gambling. QAADRANT is edited by a small group of trustees and QAAD’s Director, Helena Chambers.
Contributions can be of any length up to 1,000 words. We welcome personal pieces, views on policy or social issues, personal insights into recovery, book reviews and creative contributions such as poetry. Perspectives on those with direct experience of problems or from their close others are also featured regularly.
If you would like to write for us, please contact Alison Mather (see contact page), who will be very glad to give more information.
Recent editions of QAADRANT can be viewed below:
QAADRANT Spring 2023
Canada: Winds of change
- Keeping Count – Should the UK be following
- Canada’s new drinking guidelines?
- British Columbia launches a three-year decriminalisation trial
- Funding increased for treatment and housing support
- The government plans to ban Nitrous Oxide
- Being a QAAD Trustee
QAADRANT Winter 2022
- QAAD responds to the Home Office’s consultation
- The Scottish government consults on alcohol advertising and marketing
- Being a QAAD trustee
- Women and Alcohol: how the Women’s Independent Alcohol Service supported women in Bristol
Download the latest issue here
QAADRANT Autumn 2022
- No Blame, No Shame – A community-based approach to women’s alcohol issues
- ‘Swift, Certain, Tough’ – The government publishes its White Paper on drug possession
- Being a Trustee
- The QAAD Director’s Annual Report from 2021
‘Recovery is an ongoing process, not a destination.’
Highlights from our QAADNET meeting in April
Minimum Unit Price in Scotland – is it working?
‘Faith, Family and Recovery’ – our Director speaks at the ADFAM round table event
- Faith, trust and recovery – Personal insights by a Friend in recovery
- ‘From Harm to Hope’ – the government’s drug strategy sets out its position
- Faith in recovery? Reflections from our QAADNET meeting in December
- The NHS declines further industry funding for gambling treatment