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25 March 2020

Isolation doesn’t have to mean disconnection: Recovery and coronavirus

The strict new measures announced by the government are crucial as we protect the vulnerable, combat the spread of coronavirus and, ultimately, save lives. Yet, this extraordinary moment presents a unique challenge to those in recovery.

17 March 2020

Our response to the coronavirus outbreak

Applying for life-saving treatment for addiction whilst the coronavirus outbreak continues, special precautions in relation to coronavirus and what this means for families.

12 March 2020

CANCELLED: The Clouds House Reunion 2020

Taking place on Saturday 13 June 2020, the reunion is open to everyone who successfully completed their treatment at Clouds House and continues to be stable in their recovery. You can invite up to three guests to share this special day celebrating your recovery.

28 February 2020

Action on Addiction responds to Professor Black’s report on drugs in the UK

Action on Addiction Chief Executive Graham Beech responds to Dame Carol Black’s review of what more can be done to tackle the harm that drugs can cause.

18 December 2019

Staying sober at Christmas

Preparation and staying connected are two things that can help people in recovery stay sober over the festive period, Clouds House Treatment Consultant Michael Rawlinson has told the presenters of the BBC Hooked podcast.

16 December 2019

Living with Addiction in the Family at Christmas

Living with addiction can be a stressful, confusing experience, particularly at Christmas time, but there are coping strategies and boundaries that can be put in place to support the wellbeing of friends, family and children.

30 October 2019

New addiction recovery app launched by King’s College London

Funded by a grant from Action on Addiction, with additional financial support from the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre, the app has been co-designed by researchers, people in recovery, and the digital health company Mindwave Ventures.

16 October 2019

Former Clouds House clients launch new BBC podcast

Melissa Rice and Jade Wye, two former clients of Action on Addiction’s residential treatment centre Clouds House and community recovery café The Brink, have launched a new BBC podcast today (16 October 2019).

4 October 2019

Creating communities in recovery: Action on Addiction leads debate at Conservative Party Conference 2019

Action on Addiction hosted a key debate at this year’s Conservative Party Conference calling for representatives of public health, the third sector and philanthropists to come together to tackle the growing volume and complexity of addiction in communities across the country.

23 September 2019

Action on Addiction calls for greater awareness of addiction at Labour Conference

Graham Beech will speak at a Labour Party Conference fringe event to be hosted in Brighton on Tuesday 24 September 2019 by Action on Addiction.

19 September 2019

Lt Gen. Sir Hugh Cunningham KBE

We were extremely sorry to hear that our President, Sir Hugh Cunningham, died on 12 September 2019, aged 97.

17 September 2019

First interpersonal group therapy course at intermediary level launched

Action on Addiction launches first interpersonal group therapy course beyond introductory level in the UK.

10 September 2019

Time to re-think our relationship with pain

Dr Simone Yule, Clinical Lead at Clouds House, argues that we need to re-think our relationship with pain if we want to better manage substance abuse and avoid the opioid pandemic that is fast approaching the shores of the UK.

4 September 2019

Applications open for Addictions Counselling degree

Applications to study Action on Addiction’s foundation degree (FdSc) in Addictions Counselling in September 2020 are now open.

9 August 2019

John Bishop champions Action on Addiction at The King’s Cup Regatta

Comedian and Liverpudlian John Bishop took the helm of the Action on Addiction boat yesterday (Thursday 8 August) at The King’s Cup, the inaugural major sailing regatta hosted by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

13 June 2019

HRH Duchess of Cambridge attends gala dinner

A speech by HRH Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of Action on Addiction, at the first Addiction Awareness Week Gala Dinner on 12 June 2019 at Somerset House.

10 June 2019

Addiction widespread in society with more than half of Britons knowing a victim, new poll finds

Addiction widespread in society with more than half of Britons knowing a victim, new poll finds.
Some 60 per cent of adults say they know an addict, with relatives being the people most identified as victims (27 per cent say they have a relative who has ever suffered from an addiction), the YouGov poll finds.

7 May 2019

Action on Addiction to participate in the inaugural King's Cup regatta

Action on Addiction has been selected as one of eight charities to participate in the inaugural King's Cup regatta, which has been created to raise awareness and funds for charitable causes that are close to the hearts of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

17 April 2019

Bikers’ fifth annual charity ride a success

Another successful annual fundraising bikers event for Action on Addiction organised by John and Wendy Bramble.

31 December 2018

OBE awarded to Action on Addiction trustee

Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones, a trustee of Action on Addiction, receives an OBE in the New Year Honours.