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4 June 2020

Children of addicted parents

Children of addicted parents: You are not alone

15 May 2020

Could lockdown drinking be costing you more than the price of the bottle?

Alcohol withdrawal: Is lockdown drinking costing you more than the price of the bottle?

11 May 2020

In Conversation with Josh Connolly

Josh Connolly, Spokesperson and Ambassador for Nacoa (National Association for Children of Alcoholics) in conversation with Clouds House Treatment Consultant Michael Rawlinson

28 April 2020

Want to change your life and help others?

We are delighted to call applications for The Distillers Charity Scholarship to our Foundation Degree in Addictions Counselling, a franchised programme of the University Of Bath.

27 April 2020

Help us to promote the far-reaching benefits of recovery

A blog from Action on Addiction's CEO Graham Beech on the urgent need to support well-managed addiction treatment, change the conversation and prepare for the inevitable surge in demand during and post-coronavirus lockdown.

17 April 2020

HRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Mental Health Roundtable.

Action on Addiction were honoured to participate in the Mental Health Roundtable chaired by The Royal Highness’s The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

9 April 2020

In Conversation with Tony Adams

Clouds House Treatment Consultant Michael Rawlinson in conversation with footballing legend, former England & Arsenal Captain and Rugby Football League President Tony Adams, talking about recovery, going back to basics during the coronavirus crisis, "zoom bombing" of meetings, structure, commitment, connecting, keeping busy, balance, and spiritual growth.

3 April 2020

In Conversation with Melissa Rice and Jade Wye of “Hooked: The Unexpected Addicts”

Clouds House Treatment Consultant Michael Rawlinson in conversation with "Hooked: The Unexpected Addicts"' Melissa Rice and Jade Wye, discussing recovery during this period of quarantine, physical distancing and staying at home - and how the opposite of addiction is connection.

2 April 2020

Is it the right time for rehab?

Tim Leighton PhD, Director of Professional Education & Research at Action on Addiction, addresses four current questions, which are intended to inform and motivate people struggling with their own addiction, their friends and family, and any professionals who may have clients they would like to refer.

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.