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20th December 2018

Rehab meeting with Russell Brand

On the 19th December our CEO, Ian Middleton, had the pleasure of spending the day with Russell Brand to discuss addiction treatment in the UK.

It is well known that Russell is in recovery but it’s less widely known quite how much work he does to support others to achieve abstinence and recovery. In addition to his books on the subject, Russell is tireless in his efforts to give back the support which was freely given to him.

As funding for rehabilitation continues to reduce we will be working with Russell to help publicise the benefits of abstinence and the effectiveness of treatment for addiction in a residential rehab environment rather than the harm reduction approach in a community setting.

Ian described Russell as “an extremely genuine man with boundless energy and a true wish to help”. We look forward to working further with Russell and welcoming him to the Lodge in the near future.