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Deirdre Boyd

Deirdre Boyd

Throwing a lifeline

The World Health Organisation defined alcoholism (addiction) as a family disease in 1956. It took the 1955 American Medical Association definition of alcoholism being...

People, not packages

Despite having ‘so much going for me’, I am lucky to be alive. Now I live each day to tell my story and work with...

Children with Alcoholic Parents (Support) Bill

At the National Association for Children of Alcoholics’ annual David Stafford lecture in February 2016, its patron, Liam Byrne of the All-Party Parliamentary Group...