We are delighted to introduce award winning writer and campaigner Bryony Gordon as an ambassador to Action on Addiction
In her regular articles for The Daily Telegraph, in which Bryony chronicles her own personal struggles with addiction, she not only raises awareness of addiction with searing honesty, she also makes people think about the causes and consequences of this life-stopping condition.
Bryony’s bestselling memoirs "The Wrong Knickers: A Decade of Chaos", "You Got This", "Mad Girl", and "Eat, Drink, Run" have deservedly earned Bryony critical acclaim – and a multitude of loyal readers worldwide. Uncompromising in her truthfulness, Bryony challenges the stigma that surrounds addiction and demonstrates a determination that whatever life throws at you it is to be lived and cherished.
In Bryony’s new book ‘The Glorious Rock Bottom’, she recounts the traumatic consequences of her personal addiction journey, and her experience in treatment as well as in recovery. The abundance of integrity, dignity and humanity Bryony brings to her writing invites the reader to relate to her own experiences and, in so doing, may help others to open up about their own difficulties with a view to seeking treatment and support for themselves or their loved ones.
In welcoming Bryony as an ambassador, Action on Addiction’s Chief Executive Graham Beech said:
“It is wonderful that Bryony is joining us as ambassador. We look forward to working with her as part of the Action on Addiction family.
In her own inimitable way, Bryony will help us shine a profoundly personal light on addiction.
The problems of addiction are growing in both volume and complexity, and it has never been more important that people, including those in the public eye, help us change the conversation about addiction. We have to ensure that more children, young people and adults, and also their families, get the help they need. The consequences of not doing so are far-reaching and could last for generations."
Bryony Gordon says:
"I am completely honoured to have been asked to become an ambassador for Action on Addiction. The work they do is incredible - both life-saving and life-changing. It is an absolute privilege to be able to help spread their message. I can’t wait to get started!"
Action on Addiction is the only UK addiction charity that works across all the areas of treatment, research, family support and professional education. We provide tried and tested family programmes as well as life-changing treatment for all forms of addiction. We also offer the chance of stable abstinence-based recovery through involvement in a far-reaching network of communities in recovery. We are funded through a mix of philanthropy, public donations and contracted work. Our Patron is HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.