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A Carer's Experience of
Director: Dr Arun
Sandra McDermott has extensive first hand
experience of coping with a son addicted to heroin. Over the years
she has observed how pernicious the consequences of addiction
are, especially when it impacted her son's mental health driving
him almost to suicide.
In order to help other carers cope
with a loved one's addiction, she has set up Family
Support Link in Northamptonshire.
TEDMEDLive Imperial College,
"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 she discovered her urge to uncover
the underlying psychological vulnerabilities that lead people to
National Drugs Helpline (24-hour): Freephone 0800 77 66 00
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