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Kate Middleton Becomes Patron of Addiction Charity

The Duchess picks addiction as one of her top causes, after speaking with addicts about their paths to recovery.


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By Valerie Tejeda


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After months of research, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has announced her decision to focus her charitable efforts on four organizations—and one of them is an addiction charity. Action on Addiction joins The National Portrait Gallery, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and The Art Room among the chosen few. Kate began her selection process back in September and will become honorary Patron of her picks. “The Duchess has chosen to support organizations that complement the charitable work already undertaken by her husband,” says a Palace statement. Action on Addiction provides treatment centers across England, in Dorset, London, Merseyside and Wiltshire, and operates nationally across the addiction field in research, prevention, treatment and professional education. The charity also runs programs giving support to addicts' families. Recently, Her Royal Highness visited an Action on Addiction treatment center and spoke with many of the clients about their problems and their paths to recovery.

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