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Action on Addiction Wins Charity of the Week Award

Posted by: Polygon PR | Posted on: February 14th, 2013 | 0 Comments

HRH Duchess of Cambridge is due to visit Action on Addiction’s Hope House next week as Patron for the charity and we’d like to thank you for nominating them as our Celeb Charity of the Week with an impressive 52% of the vote.

Nick Barton, Chief Executive of Action on Addiction, said:

“We are delighted to be welcoming our Patron, the Duchess of Cambridge, to visit our women’s treatment centre, Hope House.

“Many women who experience substance dependence also have a history of difficult relationships, domestic violence, or other compulsive disorders. Hope House offers women a safe, secure and comfortable place to recover and receive a holistic treatment programme, offering additional support to help them come to terms with their dependency and other problems.

“The Duchess’ support, in throwing a spotlight on addiction and recovery and helping us to break down the stigma associated with this complex condition, is enormously important. We are grateful for her continued involvement with the charity, and her enthusiasm for understanding more about our clients and staff.”

As we mentioned in the nominations, Hope House is a safe, secure and comfortable place for women to recover from substance dependence. It is unique among the Action for Addiction centre in that Hope House is only open to women with experienced and qualified staff who are trained to also deal with personality and eating disorders.

Susanne Hakimi, Head of Service said:

“During her visit, the Duchess will hear first-hand our female clients’ experiences of their addiction and recovery journeys. She will also have the opportunity to experience what a typical day at Hope House is like and find out why a range of treatments, such as art therapy and information on nutrition, are effective in helping women start to re-build their lives. And the staff and clients at Hope House are very much looking forward to meeting her.”

We look forward to reporting back and telling you how it went too!

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