Action on Addiction has joined AmazonSmile, meaning supporters can now raise money for the charity when they shop on Amazon.


Customers who shop with AmazonSmile can choose to support Action on Addiction before they start shopping, enabling the charity to receive donations from Amazon at no additional cost to Action on Addiction or the customer.


Customers who visit enjoy the same prices, selection and shopping experience – but with an added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price of eligible products (excluding VAT, shipping fees, and returns) to Action on Addiction.


Experts at Clouds House in East Knoyle, Wiltshire deliver a highly effective treatment programme for all forms of addiction and, over the course of the last 35 years have helped thousands of people find freedom from addiction, with 83% of clients completing treatment successfully. For those seeking treatment within their own communities, the charity also delivers expertly run programmes in Essex and Liverpool which have demonstrated remarkable results to date in terms of helping people find recovery from their addictions.


In addition, the Centre for Addictions Treatment Studies in Warminster offers world-leading vocational training for counsellors, substance misuse workers and other professionals seeking to develop skills and knowledge in the field of addiction. Its degree course in addictions counselling is accredited by the University of Bath.


Amazon customers’ contributions to the charity will significantly help Action on Addiction to sustain its impact on people’s lives.  


Graham Beech, Chief Executive of Action on Addiction, says: “Everyone knows someone in the grip of addiction, but when addiction takes hold everyone needs someone they can turn to for help. Action on Addiction’s mission is to offer the most effective treatment possible to those affected by addiction, irrespective of their ability to pay. Our ambition is to reach more people in more places and offer more individuals, families and communities the chance of help, hope and ultimately freedom from addiction.


“Anyone who signs up to AmazonSmile and nominates Action on Addiction as their chosen charity will: enable us to sustain and grow the quality and effectiveness of our programmes through investment in research, training and staff development; enable us to develop new innovations in the way we treat and care for the people we work with; and above all, strengthen our ability to reach out and offer more people the life-saving treatment they need in the face of this life-stopping condition.”