BDDG London meetings are now held in a new venue in London!

Contact Mark W. on 07850125119 or email Mark for information


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 18 active BDDG groups, 17 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 hotel 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 next meeting will be on Saturday, 03 February 2018 at 5.30pm at the usual location:

Coffee at 5.00pm: 

This meeting replaces the meeting scheduled for 27 January 2018 and is due to other committments in the hotel!

The normal February meeting will be on on Saturday, 24 February 2018 will now be on Saturday at 5.30pm:  Coffee at 05.00pm.

The meeting time has been changed to 5.30pm allow more time for members to share and, if we finish early, to network after the meeting.

 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, Mark W., on 07850 125 119 or, or from the Webmaster, Harry B. at .


Information about BDDG, and BDDG meetings, is available on the BDDG website ( or from Andrew M., National Secretary at 07904 570729 /


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