- The Drug Dependency Discussion Group was founded in 1968 to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas for those working in the drug dependency treatment clinics. Its work quickly extended beyond those confines to include social workers in the community, teachers and a variety of other groups. In 1974 after six years of operation, a review was undertaken by this author of the work of the DDDG, at the request of its management committee. This review resulted in a survey of priorities, and a national conference to plan future development. One of the outcomes of the conference was to try and achieve a more adequate dissemination of views and research within the membership. This report represents a part of that process in which the author's papers for the DDDG and other bodies are brought together in a more accessible form. The original paper, 'Survey of priorities' is included, together with a new compilation of the author's reports. A subsequent King's Fund paper is included, since it reports an approach referred to in the compilation, but not previously described in detail. the references to the original papers are also appended.