Posted on: 31 Oct 2022
Catherine, Princess of Wales, has given her personal support to those struggling with addictions.
In a video published to launch the Taking Action on Addiction campaign, the princess called for more compassion towards those struggling with addiction:
"Addiction is a serious mental health condition that can happen to anyone, no matter what age, gender, race or nationality."
She warned that negative public attitudes stopped people seeking advice and meant "people are still tragically losing their lives".
The princess was backing a campaign to change perceptions of addiction and to "reduce prejudice", with the aim of encouraging more people to engage with support services.
"I know this was not a choice. Recovery is possible," is how she ended her message.