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We are Action on Addiction. We take action to disarm addiction

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.

We think it is important to take a dynamic and integrated approach to improving our understanding of addiction and our responses to it.

We are the only charity working across the addiction field in research, prevention, treatment, professional education, support for families and children and campaigns.

We are working hard to realise our vision of people free from addiction and its effects.


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Charity Christmas cards on sale at Paperchase
Action on Addiction receives donation from sale of charity Christmas cards Read more

Merseyside Candlelight Vigil for those lost to Addiction and Alcoholism
The Brink, Liverpool hosts the 7th Merseyside candlelight vigil Read more

Home Office report finds no link between harsh penalties and drug use
Home Office international research paper on the use of illegal drugs Read more

Christmas in recovery
Kirby Gregory, Action on Addiction's Treatment and Care Director, gives 1... Read more

Addiction to prescription or over-the-counter painkillers
Action on Addiction joins in shaping a response to needs of those addicted to... Read more

Addicts' Symphony
Kirby Gregory reflects on the making of last night's Addicts' Symphon... Read more

Alcoholism is genetic
Scientists identify DNA which makes some people more vulnerable to addiction Read more

Home Office report finds no link between harsh penalties and drug use
Comments and press coverage Read more

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge attends Autumn Gala Dinner
Action on Addiction's Patron attended last night's gala dinner Read more

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