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"I remember as a 6 year old on my way to school, seeing addicts injecting at the side of the road and thinking, why isn't anyone trying to help them?"

Henrietta Bowden-Jones gives a personal talk explaining her motivations for setting up the UK's first and only National Problem Gambling Clinic. She shares her experiences of growing up in Milan, where drug use was so rife that she and her friends would collect blood-filled syringes from local parks as a childhood game. It was here she discovered her urge to uncover the underlying psychological vulnerabilities that lead people to addiction.


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National Drugs Helpline (24-hour): Freephone 0800 77 66 00


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