Record Details

NGOAddaction
AddressAddaction, 67-69 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6PU
Telephone020 7251 5860
Emailinfo@addaction.org.uk
Websitewww.addaction.org.uk
Background InformationIn February 1967, The Guardian newspaper published an article written by a mother whose son was addicted to heroin. The author was a woman called Mollie Craven, and she appealed for other parents like herself to form an association. Subsequently, a charity was formed, which rebranded as Addaction in the late 1990's. Addaction is now the largest specialist drug and alcohol treatment charity in the UK, supporting over 26,000 service users to address their drug and alcohol misuse. Addaction has over 70 services in England and Scotland for individuals and their families, including nine dedicated services supporting young people and their families to manage the effects of drug and alcohol misuse. Source: contact with NGO, July 2007
Year Created1967
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesAPA (Association of Parents of Addicts)
Related Organisations
KeywordsAddiction and recreational drugs; Family life; Legal affairs, the justice system and crime.
CollectionsThis organisation was contacted by DANGO and to date we have received no reply.
Last Edited ByRC at 11/09/2007 09:29:16

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