Duchess of Cambridge to visit Clapham-based drug and alcohol treatment centre Hope House
5:40pm Tuesday 5th February 2013 in News
The Duchess of Cambridge is to visit a Clapham-based alcohol and drug dependency treatment centre later this month.
Hope House, in Rectory Grove, provides beds for second stage treatment for women is part of the Action on Addiction organisation.
It is the only UK charity working across the addiction field in research, prevention, treatment, professional workforce development and support for families and children.
The Duchess, who became the charity's patron in January 2012, will visit the centre on February 19.
Speaking after her to decision to work with the charity, Nick Barton, chief executive of Action on Addiction, said: "It is a great honour for the Charity that Her Royal Highness has chosen to become our patron.
"Addiction is a consuming condition that results in a great deal of harm to individuals, families, communities and society as a whole."
The charity works to free people from their dependency on drink and drugs, support their families and educate professionals who give addicts help.
Action on Addiction offers treatment programmes over 12 to 24 weeks to women aged 18 or over who have undergone detoxification and first stage treatment.
To learn more about Hope House and Action on Addiction visit actiononaddiction.org.uk