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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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'I knew heroin would kill me if I didn’t get help' - audio
Former heroin addict Lisa Bryer (Trustee of Action on Addiction) tells Today ... Read more

Documentary follows classical musicians in recovery from addiction
Action on Addiction and Channel 4 work together on documentary to be shown in... Read more

The UK's first Recovery Street Film Festival
A new festival to celebrate recovery Read more

Addiction can be fatal
We won't give up on anyone - lasting recovery is possible. Read more

The competitor that really matters
Who are Action on Addiction's competitors and should charities compete? ... Read more

Action on Addiction Chief Executive's speech at 100 Women in Hedge Funds gala
Nick Barton, Chief Executive of Action on Addiction, speaks to the Charity's ... Read more

Saving party goers from themselves
Article from the Independent website Read more

40 year olds most likely to be hospitalised after abusing drink or drugs
Article from the Daily Mail website Read more

Addiction is a risk to us all
Article from the Express website Read more

Action on Addiction is a company limited by guarantee registered in England | Company Number 05947481 Registered Charity Number 1117988
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