QAAD: Quaker Action on Alcohol and Drugs

QAAD Woodbrooke conference

The next QAAD Woodbrooke conference will be held on 13th – 15th July 2018, titled ‘Signposts for the Soul’. Further details will be posted soon.


Our last conference was held on the weekend of 29th – 31st July 2016.

The conference theme was ‘Making a Difference’.

QAAD has, for many years, held a biennial conference at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham. We welcome all Friends and Attenders, those who have knowledge or experience with addictions, Friends from local or area meetings, and those who simply have an interest.

We very much appreciated that the conference was a Nominating one for Area Meetings, which supported the attendance of some Friends and enabled them to share the learning from the conference.

We are very grateful to Professor Chris Cook of Durham University for his keynote speech that gave a background about addiction, with particular reference to spirituality.  There was much mutual support among those affected by substance issues during the weekend, as well as some exchange of information. The autumn edition of QAADRANT 2016 contains Friends’ experiences and insights from the weekend.

We are grateful to all who attended and made the weekend an upholding and supportive one.