4 October 2018: Experts gather around family resilience

Following on from our roundtable discussion, Graham Beech, Action on Addiction’s Chief Executive, calls for a distinctive policy approach to building family resilience.Read more

26 September 2018: Calling all writers: An essay competition about addiction

Residential treatment provider Castle Craig has launched an International Essay Writing Competition to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Intended for students of medicine, psychology, nursing, psychotherapy and social work, entrants are being asked to submit an essay of no more than 3,000 words on the subject of addiction.Read more

14 September 2018: Sarah's story: Addicted to shopping

Former Clouds House resident Sarah talks to us about her addiction to shopping and the treatment for her process addiction at Clouds House.Read more

30 August 2018: Dr Simone Yule: To avoid opioid abuse we need to re-think our relationship with pain

An opioid pandemic is on the horizon for the UK unless doctors can rethink how they handle pain management and relief - but heavy workload is making this hard to achieve, says Action on Addiction adviser Dr Simone Yule.Read more

24 August 2018: Raise money for Action on Addiction while you shop

We rely heavily on funding raised by our wonderful supporters – from major donors to corporate sponsorships and our committed – and often heroic – fundraisers.Read more

16 August 2018: Addictions counselling graduates: Sian Hitchcock

After finishing her A-Levels, Sian wanted to study a degree which would lead to a career helping people. The more she read about the addictions counselling degree course, the more she became fascinated with the psychology of addiction.Read more

8 August 2018: Recovery experts: Matt Serlin, Tutor and Families Counsellor

Matt specialises in the areas of family interventions and working with children affected by parental addiction. Matt’s dual role of tutor/counsellor means that his practice informs his teaching and his teaching informs his practice.Read more

23 July 2018: People in Recovery: Claire's story

When Claire began treatment at Action on Addiction’s Self Help Recovery Programme (SHARP) in Liverpool, she had lost contact with her youngest child due to her addiction to alcohol. Read her story of recovery.Read more

16 July 2018: Recovery experts: Michael Rawlinson, Lead Practitioner

Michael leads our extremely knowledgeable and highly trained team of addictions counsellors at Clouds. Like many of his colleagues – past and present – Michael has a degree in Addictions Counselling from Action on Addiction’s Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies.Read more

6 July 2018: People in recovery: Jack's story

By the age of 20, Jack was a high-performing property salesman in London. Working hard and earning lots of money, the high life welcomed Jack with open arms, and his partying lifestyle quickly helped him deal with his highly pressurised career. Within just three years, addicted to drink and drugs, Jack ‘ballooned’ to 25 stone and was given just six months to live.Read more