Deirdre Boyd

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"Deirdre Boyd is CEO of the Addiction Recovery Foundation, cofounder/organiser of the UK/European Symposia on Addictive Disorders and cofounder of the Unity Group. She is editor of Addiction Today and author of Addictions: Your Questions Answered, printed in seven languages, as well as mental-health charity Mind's booklet Understanding Addictions/ Dependencies. She participated in focus roups for the dti Office of Science & Technology's Foresight project on Brain Science, Addiction & Drugs - which looked to the future 25 years from now. She was a trustee of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics and is a member of the Centre for Policy Studies' Prisons and Addictions unit. In 2006, ICAA awarded her the Dr Vincent Bakeman memorial award for Outstanding Community Service." [1]


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  1. Addiction Recovery Foundation Trustees, organizational web page, accessed April 19, 2013.