Taking Action on Addiction is a campaign to improve understanding of addiction and end the stigma that surrounds it. They are calling for addiction to be treated as a serious mental health condition and for increased access to support so that recovery can be possible for everyone.
This year Taking Action on Addiction are looking at why addiction awareness matters – how tackling stigma and misunderstanding will help more people and families access the help they need. They want to show the world that addiction can happen to anyone and it is not a choice, but recovery is possible with the right support!
Action on Addiction have launched this years campaign saying “Perceptions of addiction need to change. Our aim is to build compassion and understanding around addiction and support people to ask for help without judgement, discrimination or stigma. Anyone can be affected by addiction and everyone deserves the help they need to overcome it. Taking Action on Addiction is a partnership of charities who believe in working together to bring about the change so badly needed to help more people and families find recovery. Read more about what we believe. ”
The Princess of Wales message of support
The princess said “Attitudes to addiction are changing. But we are not there yet, and we need to be. Still the shame of addiction is stopping people and families asking for help and people are still tragically losing their lives.
We as a society need to recognise that the only way to help those suffering is to try and understand what has led them to addiction, to empathise with them and to be compassionate to their struggles.
Addiction is a serious mental health condition that can happen to anyone, no matter what age, gender, race or nationality.”
Gladstones Can Help You
If you or your family is struggling addiction Gladstones can help. Gladstones Private rehab clinics offers a residential detox and rehab programme for all types of addiction and mental health problems.
We work with addicts and their families on a daily basis in our residential rehab clinic. We apply our years of experience with the latest integrative treatment models and therapies in our highly successful practice.
Gladstones operates two private residential rehab facilities in the South-West of England, and two in London. Our main office and facilities are located in central Bristol. All Our clinics provide clients with a private room (en-suite) & full board included in the cost of their residential rehabilitation programme.