17 December 2018: The importance of family mealtime

Nicky Adams, Families Programme Leader at Action on Addiction, discuss the importance of family mealtimes in building support networks and strengthening relationships.Read more

3 December 2018: Successful treatment lies in the assessment

The latest NHS statistics released last week on drug misuse in England show that Class A drug use has increased from 6.2% in 2011/12, to 8.4% in 2017/18, mainly driven by an increase in powder cocaine and ecstasy use.Read more

21 November 2018: What to do if your child has a gambling addiction

When a child has a problem with gambling it can be extremely frightening, confusing and traumatic for parents. Communication may break down so individual needs do not get met and as consequence relationships fall apart.Read more

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