How drug addiction affects whole families – free talk

Dr Robert Lefever
Dr Robert Lefever

The University of Buckingham’s new vice-chancellor is hosting a free public lecture on drug addiction.

Sir Anthony Seldon is patron of DrugFAM and the talk by Dr Robert Lefever entitled Addiction: A Family Illness will take place at 6.30pm on Wednesday, May 18, at The Radcliffe Centre, in Buckingham.

The talk will explain that addiction of any kind can affect families but addiction to drugs and alcohol can ruin a person’s life and seriously affect their family, friends and colleagues.

Dr Robert Lefever is the founder of one of the world’s leading recovery centres in the UK, and the foremost authority on all kinds of addictions. Not only does he have extensive experience as a cousellor and general medical practitioner, but he also speaks from the heart, having had personal family experiece of addiction.

Sir Anthony first made contact with the founder of DrugFAM, Elizabeth Burton-Phillips, when he was headmaster of Brighton College, following the publication of her book, Mum, Can You Lend Me Twenty Quid? What Drugs Did To My Family.

Dr Seldon invited Elizabeth to speak to pupils and parents about her experiences as a mother following the death of her son Nicholas Mills due to his addiction to drugs.

When Sir Anthony was appointed master of Wellington College, he became the educational patron of The Nicholas Mills Foundation, known as registered charity DrugFAM, and has supported the charity’s work over the last 10 years.

Everyone is welcome to attend the talk.