This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals struggling to deal with alcohol and substance abuse. I have first hand experience of engaging with the academy through the Pierpoint organisation.
Many local authorities do not have a clear and comprehensive rehabilitation programme available to those who need it most. Pierpoint uses the model of a therapeutic community and offers individuals and their families a lifeline when all other routes may have been exhausted or ineffective.
I could go on but I would recommend you check out the links below if only for a breath of fresh air with regards to progressive treatment for addictions in the UK.