The British Doctors and Dentists Group

The British Doctors’ and Dentists' Group, formed in 1973, is a mutual support society for doctors and dentists who are recovering, or wish to recover, from addiction/dependency on alcohol or other drugs.

Membership is restricted to qualified medical and dental practitioners, and medical and dental students at the discretion of local secretaries. Accepted medical ethics regarding confidentiality apply strictly within the group. There is absolutely no formality involved in joining us for a meeting - just contact the national secretary or a branch secretary (details on the meetings page) by phone  or e-mail address or through this website.  No records of your name or contact details are kept except by the local branch secretary who will never share them with anyone under any circumstances without your express permission.

41st Annual Convention at Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel

BDDG Conference/Convention is held every October when in addition to our members we have many visitors from overseas (particularly the U.S.A.) as well as our family members.

Our 41st Annual Convention from Wednesday 5th October to Sunday 9th October 2016 is being planned to be held at The Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel.

A Contemporary 4-star hotel located in the heart of Exeter, the Southgate Hotel neighbours the Cathedral, the shopping areas of Princeshay, Bedford Square & the historic Quay. The hotel is perfectly situated for short breaks & en-route to Cornwall. The hotel has a spa facility, with indoor heated pool, suana and fitness room.


The Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel

Booking forms for the Exeter Convention- October 2016

The booking forms can be found on the Annual Conference tab above or by clicking here


Contact us

BDDG National Secretary


Telephone: 07825 107 970


or via the contact page





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There are over 1000 members in groups throughout the UK

  • Aberdeen 

  • Altrincham (Greater Manchester)

  • Belfast

  • Birmingham 

  • Bristol 

  • Chelmsford 

  • Chester-le-Street (County Durham)

  • Dublin 

  • Edinburgh

  • Glasgow 

  • London 

  • Petersfield (Hampshire)

  • Plymouth 

  • Pulborough (West Sussex)

  • Sheffield 

  • Swansea 

  • Stirling
  • Winchester

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