“ I am truly delighted to have received this OBE for my work in Addiction treatment and research having dedicated my entire professional life to this disease.
About 100 million people in the world suffer from alcohol use disorders and about 27 million people are opioid dependent.
Many more are experiencing harm form other drugs and from behavioural addictions.
I would like to dedicate this award to the children of addicted parents in recognition of all the suffering they are experiencing and of the harm it has caused them.
We will continue fighting this illness until science leads us to be able to prevent it.
Furthermore,I would like to express my gratitude to this Government for finally taking seriously the issue of Gambling Disorder and the harm it causes not just to problem gamblers but to their spouses and children.”
Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones FRCPsych, BA(Hons), DOccMed, MD(Imperial).