The entertainment industry is full of figures who have struggled with a variety of addictions, but getting to grips with these issues – which can have a huge impact on a person’s life and career – is vital. In terms of prevention and education, as well as effective treatment, keeping a talent away from darker temptations and long-term problems remains a key responsibility of anyone within the support circle.

In this session, a panel of experts will explore how to support those who have fallen foul of additions such as gambling, alcohol or drugs, and how to help them return to health and get their careers back on track.

  • When should entering rehab become a viable option?
  • How should you deal with the media on this issue?
  • In which areas are there particular addiction problems in the industry currently and what should the talent manager consider when deciding when to intervene?