We are pleased to share this inspirational discussion that took place on 1st November 2022, as part of Addiction Awareness Week.
Taking Action on Addiction's Matt Thomas writes about addiction, anxiety, and OCD.
Impact of cost-of-living crisis on rates of addiction
Bryony Gordon supports Addiction Awareness Week with new Mad World podcast special and Telegraph column
The Princess of Wales sends message of support for the Taking Action on Addiction campaign
Forward Trust respond to the Dame Carol Black Review on addiction treatment
Mike Trace, CEO of The Forward Trust, comments on our new research showing the rise in addictive behaviour during the pandemic, and the steps that can be taken to address it.
2nd annual YouGov poll shows rising rates of addiction and its consequences during the pandemic
The Duchess of Cambridge becomes Patron of The Forward Trust
The Forward Trust and Action on Addiction have joined forces: As of 1st May 2021, The Forward Trust and Action on Addiction have merged to increase the reach of their recovery services in response to an ever-pressing post-COVID surge in demand.
The Forward Trust and Action on Addiction join forces
Action on Addiction Chief Executive Graham Beech comments on the 2 reports from the Office Of National Statistics onFebruary 2nd "Quarterly alcohol-specific deaths in England and Wales: 2001 to 2019 registrations and Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) to Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2020 provisional registrations" and "Alcohol-specific deaths in the UK: registered in 2019."
How not making it through Dry January isn’t a failure – it could just be the best thing that’s ever happened to you.
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
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.
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.