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July 18, 2018 – A drug and rehabilitation charity that treated comedian Russell Brand for substance abuse is to close after 21 years because of financial issues. Focus12, based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, revealed last year it had a £250,000 debt and it sold its three-storey town house to help clear it. The charity now blames rehab changes and lower funding for the decision. The business, with celebrities Davina McCall and Boy George as patrons, had become very difficult to sustain. The charity said it also faced increased costs to meet legal and clinical requirements with a lower number of clients. Chief executive Tony Kimber said: “This is a very sad day for all connected with Focus12.”

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