10 March 2018: Snow at Clouds: The power of community

Anya Sparks, our treatment manager, reflects on three days in March when the Beast from the East descended on Clouds.Read more

9 February 2018: round-the-clock intensive care at Clouds

In an article for The Parliamentary Review, Graham Beech, Action on Addiction's Chief Executive, discusses how the staff at Clouds challenge the idea that there is anything magical about the work they do. He argues that whilst the treatment at Clouds may seem mysterious to the outside world, the truth is more prosaicRead more

8 February 2018: strategy for community rehabilitation launched

Action on Addiction has announced the launch of its new strategy to make its life-saving treatment available to more people in more places. The strategy, which sits under the banner of 'Clouds in the Community' was launched by the charity's patron, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, at its new treatment centre in Wickford, Essex, yesterday.Read more

2 February 2018: Action on Addiction featured in The Parliamentary Review

Action on Addiction was invited to share best practice in the provision of addiction treatment, and this article demonstrates how determined leadership and innovative thinking can deliver reform which makes a real difference to people’s lives. The article focuses on the life-saving treatment we offer at Clouds House, and also highlights the work we are doing to reach more people.Read more

31 January 2018: our patron to launch Clouds in the Community strategy

Action on Addiction's patron, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, will launch the charity’s new community-based strategy, Clouds in the Community, at its new treatment centre in Wickford, Essex on Wednesday 7 February 2018.The strategy will support Action on Addiction’s mission to reach more people in more places.Read more

27 January 2018: more help needed for sufferers of prescription drug addiction

In an article in The Times, Dr Simone Yule, Action on Addiction's clinical lead, emphasises the importance of seeking professional medical help when addressing addiction to prescription drugs including opioids, benzodiazepines and antidepressants. Click on this page to read more about this.Read more

24 January 2018: statement on the closure of Hope House

Action on Addiction confirms the closure of Hope House in March 2018. The charity forecasts that in future it will cost more to help fewer women at a time when less funding is available to sustain the service. Continuing to operate in this way would be contrary to Action on Addiction’s strategy of reaching more people in more places.Read more

21 January 2018: call for minimum unit pricing without delay

In a letter to today's Sunday Times, 101 leading representatives from the world of health, homelessness, criminal justice, children’s and religious sectors, including 45 Parliamentarians, have called for the Westminster government to introduce minimum unit pricing in England without delay. Read all about it here.Read more

15 January 2018: Action on Addiction enters 24-hour radio marathon

Today, Radio City marked the day which has been designated 'the most depressing day of the year' by broadcasting a 24-hour live radio show aimed at tackling the stigma of mental health. Special guests including politicians, high profile celebrities, and sports men and women are all participating in this broadcast marathon.Read more

14 January 2018: Google drops addiction adverts

In a front page article in The Sunday Times, Graham Beech, Action on Addiction’s Chief Executive, has rightly expressed concern and disappointment at Google for profiting from advertising by third party agents at the expense of people who are in active addiction. To read more, click on this page.Read more