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According to the Addictioncentre.com, an addiction is a “chronic, relapsing brain disease defined by a physical and psychological dependence on drugs, alcohol or a behavior. When an addictive disorder has formed, a person will pursue their toxic habits despite putting themselves or others in harm’s way.”

On this episode, I interview Kane Patterson about his experience growing up in foster care, being introduced to drugs by his mom at age 16 and his 11 year addiction. Through many setbacks and failures, Kane has managed to turn his life around and now runs a successful business in the health and wellbeing space?

If you are struggling with a drug of alcohol dependency and are keen to seek help, please speak to your local GP. Links have been included below to organisations which offer support to UK residents which may be in interest:

Drugsand.me – a social enterprise which provides drug education interventions.

NHS Choices Alcohol Support – for information on alcoholism, binge drinking and caring for someone with an alcohol problem.

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