A new charity has launched in Preston to help and support addicts.Advertisement
Supporting Addiction Victims Every Day (SAVED) was set up three months ago by Madison Dunn.
It is a network of friends, families and victims of people suffering with addictions issues.
In the New Year, the charity will have offices which have been reserved for them in the Recycling Lives business centre.
Madison, from Hesketh Bank, said she set up the charity following experiences of family member’s battling with alcohol addiction.
Madison Dunn, 22, said: “Throughout my childhood and adulthood I’ve witnessed things most people wouldn’t even imagine and I didn’t understand how to cope with these things.
“Earlier this year I was diagnosed with PTSD. It was then that I realised so many people will be going through the same things as me with no help.
“There is so much support for addicts, but there is very little for the friends, family members and victims of people suffering from addiction. I wanted to help people find their own paths to their own recovery, because after all, we are on a journey too.”
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In the new year, SAVED will be hosting weekly support meetings, which will be peer led.
Madison continued: “SAVED has already taken off so much, and so much more than we expected. We have been invited to talk about SAVED in three local prisons in the new year, within the NHS, the county council, and we have very recently won an award from UCLan’s Propeller Hub, called the social enterprise award.
“We won out of 37 contestants, so as you can appreciate, we are extremely proud of this award.”
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You can get in contact with the charity via the website, email or by calling 07934888115.
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