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In Pictures: Patron Kate visits charity which helps people battling addiction

The duchess met staff and people recovering from addiction at a new treatment centre.

The Duchess of Cambridge has opened a new facility run by the Action on Addiction charity in Wickford, Essex.

The centre hosts nine-week long self-help addiction recovery programmes.

Action on Addiction treats all types of addiction including those for alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, and food-related disorders.

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Kate greeted as she arrives to open the Action on Addiction centre in Essex (John Stillwell/PA)
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The Duchess of Cambridge waves at the crowd as she arrives to open the Action on Addiction treatment centre (John Stillwell/PA)
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The Duchess of Cambridge, gets her heel caught in a drainage grate as she arrives to open the addiction treatment centre (John Stillwell/PA)
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The Duchess of Cambridge carried on smiling after getting her heel caught briefly (Eddie Mulholland/Daily Telegraph/PA)
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The duchess met staff and those receiving support (Eddie Mulholland/Daily Telegraph)
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The Duchess of Cambridge opened the Action on Addiction treatment centre in Wickford, Essex (Eddie Mulholland/Daily Telegraph/PA)

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