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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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Launch of inaugural Opioid Painkiller Addiction Awareness Day
highlighting need for patient identification and treatment service provision Read more

STOP PRESS: spaces available on M-PACT programme
Starts on 22 October and held in Devizes, Wiltshire Read more

Film released by Action on Addiction to encourage young people with addicted ...
Action on Addiction has released a short film made by film-making charity Pos... Read more

Illegal online trade in Valium
Nick Barton, Chief Executive of Action on Addiction, reflects on the illegal ... Read more

The sad and untimely death of Charles Kennedy
due to his alcoholism raises important issues for debate Read more

Raising the standard in addiction therapy
Action on Addiction trains counsellors and practitioners to a higher standard... Read more

Addiction: 4 big questions
Research into addiction Read more

What happens to those left behind
The Conversation, 25 June 2015 Read more

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

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