We're Addaction

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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Young people from Halton are calling for defibrillators to be available in every school — and now they’ve won the support of Members of Youth Parliament from across the UK. The Halton Youth Cabinet is organised by drug and alcohol charity Addaction.


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.