17 October 2021
I popped into Waterstones in Truro today. It is so good to see a whole section of books dedicated to alcohol awareness. Finally maybe something is changing. It’s great to think the sober curious or those who might need help can access it a little easier. I do think the section would be even better if my book was there too though!
Yes!! I was so pleased to see this! The more people speak out, the more I hope things will change and we will be able to face our demons without the feat of judgment.
Reposted from @telegraph
Addiction is not a choice and none of us are immune, the Duchess of Cambridge has said, in a taboo-busting speech to beat the "taboo and shame" that surrounds it
In a landmark speech, aimed at breaking the stigma of addiction, the Duchess urged the public to try to understand the “multi-layered and complex” journey towards addiction, which has been compounded by the “devastating impact” of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Echoing the mission of her late mother-in-law Diana, Princess of Wales, to change society’s attitude towards difficult, unglamorous topics, she said: “By recognising what lies beneath addiction, we can help remove the taboo and shame that sadly surrounds it.”
We need to keep on banging the drum to end the stigma surrounding alcoholism and addiction.