QAAD: Quaker Action on Alcohol and Drugs

The Nature of the Beast – addiction and how we can stand up to it

Saturday 23rd January 2021 10.30am – 12.30pm

We are very pleased to announce that QAAD’s first online event will take place on Saturday 23rd January.

The free, half-day seminar will be run via Zoom and we hope that old Friends and new will join us from all corners of the country. 

Our guest speaker is the leading addictions academic, clinical psychologist and author Professor Jim Orford, (Emeritus Professor of Clinical & Community Psychology, Birmingham University).  Jim will talk about the key factors which drive addiction, drawing on his many years’ experience, research and campaigning.  He is a highly engaging and stimulating speaker and we are sure he will give us all food for thought.

To register in advance for this webinar, please click the following link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

If you would like further information about Jim and his work please visit:  and

We look forward to seeing you!

We are planning to run further online events during 2021, details of which will be given on this website and in future issues of QAADRANT.