British Doctors and Dentists Group
County Durham and North East England
The County Durham Group of the BDDG meet on the first Thursday of every month at 7.30pm.
Meeting Rooms: Bethel Church Hall, Low Chare, Chester-le-Street, County Durham. DH3 3QF.
Whilst our meetings have been exclusively on-line using ZOOM during the Covid crisis, now that Government restrictions have been eased, we are now able to hold face-to-face meetings in Chester-le-Street – venue details as above.
For a while, meetings will also be available via Zoom for those who aren’t able to attend in person, but we hope to phase this out when they are no longer required.
Login Meeting ID and Password for Zoom access available from Robin W. or Will R. – see below.
The Group is closely allied to the weekly BDDG ‘all-comers’ ZOOM meeting on Monday evenings between 7pm and 8pm: Meeting ID and Password available from Julia or Robin – see details below.
The Group also runs a local, encrypted WhatsApp group, open for members to use at any time.
The Group is made up of medical and dental colleagues who have been through, or are still going through, the consequences of addiction to alcohol and/or drugs.
We know how frightening and isolating it can be …. we have all had to face the same feelings of confusion, guilt, shame, fear and hopelessness!
But …… we have discovered the unique benefit of being able to share our problems in a safe and confidential setting with others, who, because they have faced or are still to face similar life events, are in complete empathy.
There exists a great deal of accumulated knowledge and experience within the group regarding recovery from addiction and its personal and professional consequences, which is openly discussed between members.
Just as important as the practical psychological support and advice offered, is a shared companionship and friendship rarely found in other circumstances.
Regular attendance at BDDG meetings and belonging to a Group supporting physical, emotional and professional recovery not only optimises maintained abstinence, but also provides a feeling of fellowship which means the newcomer to the Group never again has to feel alone .
Whatever concerns you have about your relationship with alcohol or drugs use, you are very welcome to join our Group of colleagues in their journey to lasting recovery.
If you live or work in the North East of England, please use the telephone numbers below for further details, including the ‘Meeting ID’ and ‘Password’ for our current ZOOM meetings.
Robin: 07801 462474
Will: 07769 626779
Julia: 07523 138520
If you would prefer email, please use firstname.lastname@example.org, and a Group member will respond!