How to deal with an addiction in lockdown

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By ITV News

How to deal with an addiction in lockdown

Thursday, 5 November

“Addiction is an illness of isolation.”

So says Michael Rawlinson of Action on Addiction in this conversation with ITV News presenter Lucrezia Millarini.

He says he has seen a clear rise in the number of people battling addictions - be it alcohol, drugs, gambling, pornography or other vices - since the UK began a national lockdown back in March.

Now the nation is locked down for a second time, how can people cope with addictive behaviour thriving amid the restrictions, what help is available and how could you help a friend or loved one who is suffering?

For guidance and more detailed advice head to
Heart UK