Pete Doherty wants to help addicts
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 November 2014
Troubled rocker Pete Doherty is currently in rehab in Thailand and is finding the programme so effective, he wants to help fund places for other addicts
Pete Doherty wants to help other drug addicts get sober.
The Libertines singer - who has endured numerous stints in rehab in the past - is a month into treatment at the Hope Rehab in Bangkok and believes so strongly in the programme that he wants to establish a foundation to help fund stays for other people wanting to kick their deadly habits.
Clinic founder Simon Mott said: "I think there is a difference between motivation and inspiration, we have designed our programme to include many of the wonders Thailand has to offer visitors.
"Peter is not only a talented musician but a strong character who has a lot to offer - he has expressed a wish to use his influence to help other struggling addicts. Together with Hope he wants to start a trust funding treatment places."
The founder has known the 'What A Waster' hitmaker for some time and felt his approach would help the troubled rocker in his battle against heroin addiction.
A statement from the clinic given to NME.com read: "[Simon] believes a change in environment is important for recovery and invited Pete to get involved with his new treatment project in Thailand.
"Many addicts do not fit into conventional rehabs, however today [Pete] is a month into his recovery of a well-documented heroin addiction. Peter does not suit typical treatment approaches - clinical environments limited by their setting and formality."