British Center Starts New Treatment for Soldiers

Don Serratt, the founder of Life Works, based in Old Woking, has tailored a free programme for people who have seen active service.

He said: “There are very little resources for drug and alcohol addiction, but much less for combat veterans.”

He decided to create the treatment after watching a BBC documentary.

‘Real issues’

The documentary was about a young veteran who was in combat in Afghanistan one day and the next day he was sitting on his sofa decommissioned.

“He had pain and terror on his face and was holding a can of beer,” said Mr Serratt.

The company has put £300,000 into paying for the new treatment and Mr Serratt said he could treat about 15 veterans with those funds.

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