Finding hope and resilience for Lockdown 3.0.
A review of our 2020 at Action on Addiction, themed around finding hope in difficult times.
Whatever your circumstances this Christmas, how you are feeling, and no matter how shaky your recovery might seem as a result, it is possible for you to hold on to it. Whatever your circumstances this Christmas, how you are feeling, and no matter how shaky your recovery might seem as a result, it is possible for you to hold on to it.
Clouds House Treatment Consultant Michael Rawlinson in conversation with Matt Thomas, co-founder of Music Support, and communications consultant for Action on Addiction.
Matt talks about the importance of looking after his recovery every day, especially at Christmas, and about how Matt believes addiction is the only potentially fatal condition that can cause the sufferer to behave in a uniquely anti-social and repellent manner, thereby distracting others from it's fatal nature. Talking about the powerful nature of addiction and the associated stigma, Matt also tells some of his own story and how he came to be a founder of the charity Music Support.
Living with addiction: Advice for family members at Christmas
Action on Addiction welcomes today’s ground-breaking report on the 5 Big Questions
Action on Addiction Statement on The Spending Review 2020
By Dr Tony Rao, Consultant Psychiatrist for Older People
Listen to Michael Rawlinson on the ITV News Podcast "Coronavirus: What You Need To Know" in their episode "Dealing With Addiction in Lockdown"
Removing the structural barriers to addiction recovery
In Conversation with Chris Difford
In conversation with Jeremy Thomas
Now is the time to talk about addiction, the elephant which is outgrowing the room and growing out of control
Royal College Of Psychiatrists' analysis of alcohol use and addiction during lockdown: Our support
Get on yer bike! To raise money for Action on Addiction 15th & 16th August
Information relating to a data security incident with a 3rd party service provider of Action on Addiction
How relapse can happen and what to look out for
Therapeutic addiction services for individuals and families in Liverpool to remain available as The Brink Café, Liverpool sadly closes.
On Thursday 4th June our Patron HRH The Duchess of Cambridge virtually visited Clouds House, to see how we have continued our livesaving work throughout the lockdown period.
Sally Benton, Action on Addiction's Director of Strategy and Communications, on getting in early, supporting families, and stopping the stigma of addiction
Children of addicted parents: You are not alone
Alcohol withdrawal: Is lockdown drinking costing you more than the price of the bottle?
Josh Connolly, Spokesperson and Ambassador for Nacoa (National Association for Children of Alcoholics) in conversation with Clouds House Treatment Consultant Michael Rawlinson
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.
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.
Action on Addiction were honoured to participate in the Mental Health Roundtable chaired by The Royal Highness’s The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Applying for life-saving treatment for addiction whilst the coronavirus outbreak continues, special precautions in relation to coronavirus and what this means for families.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
We were extremely sorry to hear that our President, Sir Hugh Cunningham, died on 12 September 2019, aged 97.
Action on Addiction launches first interpersonal group therapy course beyond introductory level in the UK.
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.
Applications to study Action on Addiction’s foundation degree (FdSc) in Addictions Counselling in September 2020 are now open.
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.
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.
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.
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.