Award for article on alcoholism

2013-06-29 00:00

FREELANCE journalist James Siddall who wrote an article for The Witness about his journey through alcohol addiction to sobriety scooped the blog section of the prestigious Brandhouse Award for his story.

The Brandhouse awards are aimed at promoting journalism that raises awareness about the responsible consumption of alcohol and the dangers of abuse.

Siddall’s article Faces and Voices of recovery was voted the best article in the blog category.

Sidall told Weekend Witness he was thrilled at the news of his award. He said: “I am very pleased to get this personal recognition of my ability, but I am also glad of the opportunity to demystify some aspects of addiction. The Brandhouse awards are a great platform to gain respect and acknowledgement.”

Sidall has also recently released a book, Dystopia, about his experiences while in the grip of addiction.

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