We are a group of doctors and dentists who are recovering from, or wish to recover from, addiction / dependency on alcohol and / or other drugs.

The group, the British Doctors and Dentists Group (BDDG) is a mutual / self-help group of doctors and dentists, from all levels within our professions, who are addicted to alcohol and / or drugs and who are living, or wish to live, in a recovery programme free of alcohol and drugs.

There are 17 active BDDG groups, 16 groups in the UK and 1 group in Eire, who generally meet once a month to share experiences, strengths and hopes in order to understand their common problems and to help, and encourage, other members / colleagues into recovery from their alcoholism and / or drug addiction.

The group in London, BDDG – London, meets in a central London location on the last Saturday of the month, except in December when the meeting is held earlier in the month: there is also an additional meeting in early January.

The BDDG London Group will next meet on

Tuesday, 07 July 2020 at 7.30pm: Interim meet

followed by

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 at 7.20: interim meet,

Tuesday, 21 July 2020 at 7.20pm: interim meet,

Saturday, 25 July 2020 at 5.30pm: monthly meet.

These will be Online Video Meetings.

Please try to join the meeting 10 – 15 minutes earlier so that we can deal with any technical difficulties.

Details are available from Richard P., Secretary, BDDG London on 07557961512 or at secretarylondon@bddg-london.org

Details of future meetings will be posted here as information becomes available.

 At each meeting there is a free flowing discussion on personal problems in recovery, some of which may have special relevance to our particular professions e.g. shame, problems with personal and professional relationships, involvement with the General Medical and General Dental Councils, etc.: sometimes a topic may be selected for discussion e.g. the effects of addiction within the family.

Our meetings are not abstract scientific discussions about alcoholism/drug addiction but focus on sharing our journeys, our difficulties, both personally and professionally, and what has helped us in our recovery.

Information about BDDG in London is available from the Secretary, Richard P., on 07557961512, at secretarylondon@bddg-london.org, or from the Webmaster, Harry B. at info@bddg-london.org .


Information about BDDG, and BDDG meetings, is available on the BDDG website (www.bddg.org) or from Mark W., National Secretary at 07850125119 / natsecretary@bddg.org


Feedback to links that fail to work, the value of the Organisation & Resource list or suggestions for additions, deletions or amendments will be welcomed by email to info@bddg-london.org


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BDDG Mission Statement

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