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

QAAD’s first online event took place on Saturday 23rd January. The two hour webinar was attended by 45 participants from across the country and abroad.

Our guest speaker was the leading addictions academic, clinical psychologist and author Professor Jim Orford, (Emeritus Professor of Clinical & Community Psychology, Birmingham University).  Jim spoke about the key factors which drive addiction, drawing on his many years’ experience, research and campaigning.  

The webinar is now available to view below or on our YouTube channel:   

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

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.