AFTER Band Aid and Kiddies' Aid, we now have Addict Aid, which aims to help out those women who are addicted to drugs.
The launch of Addict Aid this month represents the latest Christian response to the escalating, world-wide drug problem. Recently both the Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury have shown their concern over the issue, by asking for a report on the drug abuse problem from Catholic Euro MP Sir Jack Stewart-Clark (Catholic Herald, January 9).
Addict Aid, a £500,000 appeal, is being launched on behalf of the Meta House Trust. The Trust, a charity established more than ten years ago, is exclusively concerned with the fate of women addicts, and their rehabilitation. Meta House, is the only treatment centre for addicted mothers and their babies.