9.4 percent of adults in the United Kingdom between the ages of 16 and 59 have misused drugs. The numbers are higher when streamlined to just young adults, with over 20 percent of persons aged 16 and 24 misusing drugs. Drug addiction does no good for an individual, their family, and society at large. And concerted efforts must be taken to curb addiction and improve the mental health of citizens.
As the world looks up to potential messiahs and the government to cut the excesses of drug abuse, individuals like Danny Bennett have begun to raise awareness of mental health while discouraging people from the illicit use of drugs. Danny Bennett, who recovered from drug use illicitly in 2012, believes anyone can come out of the pit of drug abuse. Having been clean for close to a decade, Danny shares his experience and enthusiasm as he campaigns against the illicit use of drugs in the United Kingdom.
“I know all too well the stigma that surrounds not just mental illness but also addiction. I've been sober for over nine years after misusing drugs since I was 11,” Danny cited. “I have always been intrigued by those who suffer from addiction and how it can completely take over their lives. My goal is to raise awareness about mental illness and addiction so that young people and adults like me can experience a glimmer of hope and push out of their current state to become better individuals.” He added.
Through his campaigns targeted at the United Kingdom, Danny Bennett hopes to dispel drug addiction and mental illness images so people can understand what recovery looks like. Danny would provide support to all who will walk the path of recovery as he did. "I am running a community-driven mental health and drug addiction awareness campaign that is helping drug addicts and persons whose mental health is in terrible shape with all the support they need. I am also working with individuals all over the globe to come together positively," Danny asserted.
About Danny Bennett
Danny Bennett is a model with MOT Models based in London, UK. He is a recovered addict after a spell of illicit drug usage since his childhood days. Having been clean for close to a decade, Danny Bennett uses his experience as a former addict to help the growing number of youths misusing drugs in the UK find purpose and escape addiction.
Connect with Danny Bennett via Instagram @danny2bennett.