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Tyneside addicts to sail around UK

Drug and alcohol addicts will be among one hundred people to sail around the UK in an 80ft boat. The voyage is part of a treatment project.

Drug and alcohol addicts to sail around UK

Drug and alcohol addicts from Tyneside will be among one hundred people to sail around the UK as part of a new treatment programme.

The voyage, organised by charities Pheonix Futures and Tectona Trust, will see people who are in treatment sail around Britain for three months onboard 80ft sailing boat - the Gaff Ketch Techona.

The group will set off from Plymouth on August 1, before heading to ports including Liverpool, Glasgow, North Shields, and London. The vessel returns to Plymouth on October 24.

The journey will be studied by Plymouth University to identify how activities like sailing can aid addiction recovery.

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