Project information


A bi-monthly journal about addiction and recovery from addiction including a directory of UK addiction treatment providers and recovery support.

We would like to be able to offer this for free to students of addiction so that it can enhance their understanding of the field they hope to work in.


Charity information: The Addiction Recovery Foundation

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  • Need


    There is a knowledge deficit in the practices of addiction treatment and recovery support about what can help people to move on from a drink or drug problem.

    We are aware that our journal Addiction Today can fill this gap by providing a forum for publicising the latest research, evidence based treatment techniques, and latest debate about addiction .

    We are aware that many colleges and universities do not always teach addiction studies in the way that captures recent thinking.


    We are keen to provide support to students who intend to work in the addictions field but as students may find subscription costs of the bi-monthly journal Addiction Today prohibitively expensive.

    Access to Addiction Today will provide students with the up-to-date information they require to enhance what they are learning through their studies.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To fill a knowledge deficit in the study of addiction.


    » Provide this knowledge through publishing the bi-monthly journal Addiction Today.

    Success will be measured in feedback from students in receipt of Addiction Today.

    Aim 2

    To provide UK students of addiction with free access to Addiction Today.


    » We have a contact list of all colleges and universities in the UK who provide addiction related courses. We will publicise our offer to students.

    Success will be measured by numbers of student subscriptions to Addiction Today.

    Aim 3

    To increase understanding about how people recover from addiction.


    » By providing information to students of addiction in the expectation that they will apply this in their studies and future careers.

    Success will be measured in feedback from students in receipt of Addiction Today.

  • Impact


    It makes sense that a greater understanding of the latest research, evidence-based practice and debate about addiction will enhance long-term practice in people supporting others suffering with addiction problems to recover.


    All that holds us back at the moment is a lack of finance. The only risk we have is not securing the funding we require to be able to offer Addiction Today to students without a cost to them.


    To be be discussed with donors - anything considered!

    We are happy to publicise donor generosity through Addiction Today and through our website

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £32,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £9,500 Printing 5,000 extra issues x 6 (per year)
      £19,500 Distribution Postage and packaging
      £3,500 Administration Marketing, data entry, covering letters etc
  • Background


    The Addiction Recovery Foundation is London based but we expect this project to have national spread.


    People affected by addiction across the UK as the result of targeting students of addiction related studies whose ambition it is to work in the addiction field.

    We expect the gift of this knowledge to these students will support them in their studies and careers in the addiction field and enhance their practices when working with people suffering from addiction to recover.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Addiction Recovery Foundation (publishers of Addiction Today) was established in 1989. One of the aims of the charity is to educate, teach and train professionals working with people with drug and alcohol problems in the methods and practices for the prevention of and recovery from addiction/ dependency.

    Addiction Today is one of the forums used to achieve this aim.

    The Addiction Recovery Foundation is run and mostly staffed by people in recovery from addiction.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Deirdre Boyd

    Deirdre Boyd is the CEO of the Addiction Recovery Foundation and Editor of Addiction Today. She will oversee the entire project.