Anthony McLellan was educated at Downside. His career in the field of addiction began in 1978 at St Andrew’s Hospital, Northampton after which he trained as a Programme Director at Hazelden in Minnesota and in Intervention at The Johnson Institute Minneapolis and Albuquerque New Mexico. This led to a major pioneering involvement with the introduction of ‘Intervention Techniques’ into the UK.
In the early 80’s he headed the counselling and nursing team for the then Priory owned Galsworthy Alcohol Unit and in 1986 he became the first Programme Director of the Promis Recovery Centre in Kent. Before starting The McLellan Practice in 1990, Anthony was Director of the addiction programmes for the Charter Clinics in Chelsea and Hampstead as well as the Charter Nightingale Hospital in Marylebone. In 2008 he co-founded Charter Day Care Ltd in Central London.
The McLellan Practice has developed into the leading provider of Lifestyle and Health presentations to Independent Schools throughout UK. Today, the structure of this practice is focussed entirely towards the educational world and all counselling and referral enquiries are now directed to outside sources.
After twenty five years delivering his inspirational Alcohol Awareness presentation, Anthony has finally passed this baton to a younger generation of speakers who are more than capable of providing the same impact upon a teenage audience.