Posted on: 20 March 2019

Congratulations to Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones who received her OBE during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday (19 March 2019).

Dr Bowden-Jones, who is the founder and director of CNWL’s National Problem Gambling Clinic received her award from the Duke of Cambridge for “Services to Addiction Treatment and Research”.

Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones receives her OBE from Prince WilliamHer award was announced at the start of the New Year. At that time she said: “I am truly delighted to have received this honour for my work in Addiction treatment and research having dedicated my entire professional life to this disease. About 100 million people in the world suffer from alcohol use disorders and about 27 million people are opioid dependent. Many more are experiencing harm from other drugs and from behavioural addictions.

“I would like to dedicate this award to the children of addicted parents in recognition of all the suffering they are experiencing and of the harm it has caused them.

“We will continue fighting this illness until science leads us to be able to prevent it. Furthermore, I would like to express my gratitude to this Government for taking seriously the issue of Gambling Disorder and the harm it causes not just to problem gamblers but to their spouses and children.”