About us Our patron We are extremely grateful for the unwavering support HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, gives to our charity which plays such an important part in keeping the serious issue of addiction at the forefront of people’s minds. Action on Addiction was one of four charities of which The Duchess became Patron in January 2012. The Duchess' patronage continues to be pivotal in helping us develop and promote practical solutions which enable more and more people to live their lives free from addiction, and to challenge the stigma that surrounds it. The Duchess has been instrumental in helping Action on Addiction to work in partnership with other like-minded charities so that notions of stigma and shame around addiction and other mental health issues can be challenged. Her visits to our treatment centres shine a light on the life-saving work of our expert staff, as well as providing a wonderful opportunity for our clients to tell their moving stories of living with addiction and their truly inspirational journeys to recovery.