During these unprecedented times, every single individual is having to make changes to their everyday life to contend with coronavirus. Governments across the world have asked citizens to stay home only to go out for emergency supplies of medicine and food, self-isolate and are not permitted to meet with anyone face to face from outside […]
Addictions UK (ADUK) is very proud of our sister service Addictions North East (ADNE) and how during these difficult times they are still operating to serve some of the most vulnerable individuals in the County Durham region. ADNE was founded in 2002, with the aim to help individuals in the north of England find recovery […]
Addictions UK Director of Casework, Simon Stephens, talks to ITV News about gambling addiction and treatment as a much-needed facility opens in the region.
Simon Stephens talks to BBC Look North about how difficult it is to form a real picture of the numbers addicted to drugs in our region.
The North East leads national league tables, for opiate and cocaine addiction. Listen to Simon Stephens, Addictions UK director of casework discuss the complex issues surrounding addiction and treatment.
2nd January 2019 Self-referrals predicted to reach record levels amid fears that cuts to drug and alcohol services are compounding problem. Addiction treatment centres are bracing themselves for a leap in people seeking help after the festive period, amid fears that cuts to drug and alcohol services mean some addicts are being cut adrift. The […]
Simon Stevens, Addictions UK’s Director of Casework was invited to debate the issues surrounding the legalisation of cannabis use on BBC Radio Newcastle today.
25th February 2019 Simon Stephens, Addictions UK Director of Case Work has just been awarded “Senior Counsellor Accredited Status” by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. The importance of training and workplace development through further study is vital in the modern age. Not least for people in recovery from addiction. All the available research […]
November 2018 Issues that relate to alcohol cost employers with 200 staff around £38,000 through absence and performance issues according to psychiatrist Dr Adam Winstock referring to figures from the Global Drugs Survey. Employers are facing bigger bills especially in Employment Tribunals if they have a lack of clarity or unclear and contradictory policies. Speaking […]
Addictions UK are delighted to meet with our friends at the Hope Trust in Hyderabad and we will be convening a series of workshops between our respective staff groups. In particular we will be conducting training in 12 step facilitation, meditation and counselling. Rahul Luther, the Managing Director of the Hope Trust and James King, […]