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Addaction is one of the UK's leading mental health, drug and alcohol charities. We work with adults and young people, in community settings, in prisons, in residential rehab and through outreach. In 2017 we supported 140,000 people. 

We believe that everyone can change and we support them to do it.

Our services include Mental Health, Alcohol & drugs, Young persons, Friends & Family.

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Men who have sex with men and use drugs to enhance the experience have been supported by drug and alcohol charity Addaction. A growing number of men are taking part in chemsex – and for some it can be problematic, revealing underlying issues like low self-esteem, lack of confidence and loneliness


By Steve Moffatt, Public Policy Officer at Addaction Young people with ‘co-occurring conditions’ describe people who have both substance misuse problems and mental health issues. These can develop at the same time or one problem can create or exacerbate the other.