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Addiction is the biggest preventable killer in the UK. It destroys lives, breaks up families, harms communities and has a damaging impact on society as a whole. In some way it affects us all.
Reports demonstrate:

  • The annual cost to society of alcohol-related harm is £21bn
  • The annual cost of drug addiction is £15.4bn
  • 1.6 million adults show some signs of alcohol dependence
  • 1.2 million people are affected by drug addiction in their families
  • 9 million adults drink at levels that increase the risk of harm to their health
  • 82% of people surveyed by Public Health England said that treatment’s greatest benefit is improved community safety
Action on Addiction brings help, hope and freedom to those living with addiction and those living with people who suffer problems of addiction.

How you can get involved

Inspire others with your story

Action on Addiction has been helping people with addiction problems for over 30 years. Our pioneering practice is research-based and over the years we have trained many leading addiction treatment practitioners.
Whether you or someone you know has been to one of our treatment centres or our family programmes, or has benefited from one of our training courses, we want to hear from you.
Contact Katie at or give her a call 020 7793 3414 or contact
Amanda at 
or call her on 020 7793 1011


Help us save lives and change lives

Make a donation

We are an independent charity and without the continued engagement of the individuals, families and organisations who donate to us, Action on Addiction would not be able to continue its life saving and life changing work.

Click here to find out how you can make a difference to someone’s life.

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Action on Addiction has a variety of fundraising events available, with guaranteed places in the London Marathon each year, and provide support for 'own' place participants in nationwide challenge events. To find out more click here

Join one of our events

We’ve got lots of events you can take part in.  Take on the challenge of a lifetime at the London Marathon, the Great North Run or the Royal Parks Half Marathon, or check out one of the biggest cycling events of the year, RideLondon100 too!
Click here to find out more.

Do your own thing

Creating something unique can be great fun – why not give it a try? Got an idea for an event? GET IN TOUCH, we would love to hear your weird and wonderful ideas. Whether it’s a skydive, dying your hair pink (this has been done recently!) or a barn dance, it really will make a difference.

For more here

Get in touch

Drop Katie an email at or give her a call 020 7793 3414


Make a Donation

020 7793 1011

All other enquiries

01747 830 733

Action on Addiction is a company limited by guarantee registered in England | Company Number 05947481 Registered Charity Number 1117988
Registered office: Action on Addiction, Head Office, East Knoyle, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6BE