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We have a series of free publications available.

Please follow this link to see the Charity's brochures describing the services we offer.

Please download the attached .pdf files. If you would like a hard copy of the publication or if you are unable to download the .pdf files, please contact us and we will send this to you via post. Contact: or tel: 020 7793 1011

Research report:  The Management of pain in people with a past or current history of addiction

One of the challenges facing the addicted person is how to cope with pain and for health professionals how to treat or manage pain in the context of a current addiction or an early, or even established recovery.  Given that pain relief and management is likely in many instances to involve the prescription of opiate-based painkillers, there are significant risks to take into account including compounding an existing dependency, initiating substitue dependency or, most critically, leading to fatality through overdose.

This report is a starting point, an attempt to get a handle on the state of play and the issues that need addressing when it comes to pain management in people with current or past addictions.  It helps to identify gaps in knowledge, understanding, skill, practice and culture, pointing the way to how these deficiencies might be remedied.

Please follow this link to download a pdf of the full report, or contact Action on Addiction on 020 7793 1011 for further information or to request a copy of the report be put in the post to you.

Research paper:  The size and scope of the voluntary addiction sector in England and Wales

To assist in the process of developing the Charity's strategy for the next years, the Trustees of Action on Addiction asked the Chief Executive to commission a piece of research that would help them understand the size and scope of the charitable sector of the addiction field and Action on Addiction's position within that sector.

If you would like to read the research paper, produced by NCVO Research, please follow this link.

Let's Talk Drugs

'Lets Talk Drugs' is a booklet aimed at parents who want some advice in talking to their children about drug use, alcohol and solvent abuse.

Annual Review

Please follow the link below to view a copy of our latest Annual Review:


                                     Annual Review 13-14

and these links for previous Annual Reviews:

     Annual Review 12-13        

     Annual Review 11-12        Annual Review 10-11          Annual Review 09-10


Our Environmental Policy

The Charity recognises that our operations have an impact on the local, regional and global environment. As a consequence of this, the management are committed to continuous improvements in environmental performance and the prevention of pollution. In 2008, we formed a group comprising a wide range of colleagues and invited them to become the Charity's first Environmental Management Group. They were tasked with writing a statement of intent and policy which would define our aims and set ourselves environmental targets and goals designed to improve our environmental performance. All members of staff enthusiastically greeted the introduction of this policy and we regularly conduct a self-evaluation of our performance in implementing these principles.  Read Action on Addiction's Environmental Policy.


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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