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August 17, 2018 – “At a spiritual level it’s a disaster, it’s just basically saying we’re going to lie around in our own shit.” Novelist Will Self thinks as a society we’re failing to tackle addiction. In the middle of July’s heatwave, he is running a workshop to help fundraise for Chandos House, Bristol’s last remaining drug rehab centre that is battling to stay open. Addiction is a deeply personal issue for Self, who was a heroin user for years and spent six months at Broadway Lodge rehab in Weston-Super-Mare in the 1980s. It’s an issue that he has both written and spoken about openly since it publicly cost him his job as a columnist for The Observer in the late ’90s.