Tonight sees the first of a two-part documentary series, which explores with unprecedented access, the process of recovery from addiction from the perspective of clients and professional workers at The Rutland treatment centre in Dublin. Just over thirty years have passed since the Rutland Centre was established in Dublin to provide treatment for those suffering from the problems of addiction. Much has changed in the intervening decades: the range of addictions has greatly increased, the average age of addicts has fallen, and more women are now receiving treatment. However, the core work of the Rutland has remained constant - and the need for its services is undiminished. Last summer, for the first time, film cameras were allowed into the Rutland - to observe the treatment process, and to follow the progress of some of the Rutland's clients. In the first episode, the focus is on the clients as they work with the centre's personnel to overcome their individual addictions - whether these relate to alcohol, drugs, gambling or food.