£320,000 to Reduce the Effects of Child Abuse
Bristol, United Kingdom:
The Big Lottery Fund in the United Kingdom has got it right. The fund recently granted £320,000 to provide specialist abuse counselling for adults with drug and alcohol problems caused by child abuse.
According to Mike Peirce, Chief executive of the Southmead Project (the project in receipt of the money) their goal is to break the drug abuse and treatment cycle of: drug abuse, treatment and relapse.
They hope to achieve this goal in part, by providing counselling to those whose drug addiction is the result of child abuse. He believes by treating the cause (child abuse) rather than the symptoms, they can "dramatically reduce the likelihood of relapse and the reoccurrence of drug use."
Now that's what I call a fantastic use of profits from lottery sales.
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