A Service of Celebration and Hope – Lives Worth Talking About

On Tuesday 9th May Westminster Abbey will open its doors to 2,000 guests for a service of Celebration and Hope ‘Lives Worth Talking About’.  The service is a first in the history of this national institution. DrugFAM is extremely grateful to the Dean & Chapter of Westminster and his team for their support.

The service is intended to be a unifying event which will inspire national conversations to challenge the prejudice and stigma of addiction. It will also provide an opportunity for families to proudly and publicly remember the lives of those lost to addiction, and to acknowledge the strength and courage of all those who are affected by someone else’s drug or alcohol misuse. These are all ‘Lives Worth Talking About’.

This momentous occasion will be endorsed by the presence of senior government ministers and officials, partner agencies, respected academics in the field and other high profile guests including Keith Humphreys (Former Obama White House Drug Policy Advisor), Russell Brand (Author and Actor), David Lidington MP (Leader of the House of Commons), Sara Thornton (Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council) and Sir Anthony Seldon (Patron of DrugFAM).

Our purpose is to promote the good work of the charity, now in its 11th year,

  1. To raise public awareness of the impact of drug and alcohol misuse on families
  2. To support more families who are affected by substance misuse and addiction-related bereavement
  3. To promote DrugFAM’s growth and long-term sustainability.

For a review of the service please visit:

Westminster Abbey