Turning the tide


  • Patsy Staddon




<i>user led groups</i>, <i>groupwork</i>, <i>group work</i>, <i>alcohol use</i>, <i>service users</i>, <i>self help</i>


This paper’s title reflects the wishes of very many women to turn the tide of alcohol treatment back from models of groupwork which they find disabling and a cause of harm to self-esteem, rather than one which acts as a tool for empowerment. The paper itself explains how a very simple style of groupwork, designed and run by women alcohol service users, outside the realms of treatment centres, can be effective as a tool for empowerment.


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How to Cite

Staddon, P. (2014). Turning the tide. Groupwork, 24(1), 26-41. https://doi.org/10.1921/gpwk.v24i1.773