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Nick Barton CEO - Action on Addiction PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 06 May 2013 13:01

“Nick Barton is Chief Executive of Action on Addiction. He has a background in clinical psychology and has worked in the addiction field in the UK since the mid 1980s. At Action on Addiction he has been instrumental in developing a variety of interventions to support children and families affected by substance abuse, and he has championed professional workforce development which led to the charity opening the Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies. In 2008 Nick was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Health from the University of Bath, in recognition of his contribution to the addiction field.

 Action on Addiction is the only UK charity that tackles all aspects of addiction from prevention to recovery. We run specialist treatment centres, train counsellors, support children and whole family units, initiate ground-breaking research and provide an aftercare programme helping people to re-integrate and maintain their recovery.

 In order to make a donation to Action on Addiction, you can visit our website ( and click on the Donate Online Now button, send a cheque to our Fundraising department at 1 Regent Terrace, Rita Road, London SW8 1AW or call 020 77931011 to make a credit or debit card donation.”

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written by Jmc, May 20, 2013
A very frightening scenario, when thinking about addiction only a few comes to mind like drinking, drugs and smoking. This presentation by Nick Barton makes one more aware of the problems the family of the ‘addict’ have with the family and children becoming addicted to trying to help the addict. Well done.

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