Cynthia Morton has worked at the Royal Brisbane Hospital H.A.D.S Unit (hospital alcohol & drug service) for 15 years conducting Emotional Fitness workshops to help addicts recover from the ravages of addiction.
In 2003 Cynthia was recognised as Volunteer of the Year in Queensland for her work in establishing the Peer Support Program for individuals facing addiction and abuse issues. And in 2004 she was presented with an Award of Distinction for Services to Humanity by the Australian Medical Association. Cynthia established the Emotional Fitness Foundation, to operate as a national charity supporting research into the link between addictions and childhood abuse, and how this impacts on our society. The foundation has a national board comprising leading medical and business people.In late 2004 she launched the first National Awareness Day focussing on addictions and abuse. Cynthia lives in Brisbane.