Online clinic on addiction 2013


From 4 - 10 December 2013 NHS Choices and talkhealth teamed up with Addaction and HOOP to present an Online Clinic on addiction.  The clinic is now only open for viewing.

Go to this Online Clinic

The clinic is an online forum, please contact us if you’re unsure how it works!

Clinical experts answered questions about issues surrounding addiction to alcohol, drugs, gambling, social media, eating, sex and smoking and you can read the questions and answers in this clinic by clicking the blue ‘Go to this Online Clinic’ button above.

Please also check our list of future clinic dates here.

Medical Experts

Dr Kostas Agath

Medical Director, EMBA, FRCPsych

Karen Coates

Oral Health Advisor

Mark Dempster

Psychotherapist and Drugs Counsellor

Jessie Pavelka

Fitness and Wellbeing Expert

Gary Turner

Advisor to British Army School of Physical Training, World Champion Elite Sportsman

Sarah Turner

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Addictions Counsellor

Charity Partners


Addaction is a national drug and alcohol treatment charityAddaction is a national drug and alcohol treatment charity, set up over 40 years ago by Mollie Craven, who’s son was addicted to heroin. We help individuals and their families recover from their drug and alcohol problems by making sure they have access to the best services and support that will enable them to changes their lives and unlock their full potential. Addaction help around 43,000 service users a year in 117 different location across England and Scotland.

Our service users are at the heart of what we do and recovery for all our service users is our ultimate ambition. However, we know that this will require a different range of interventions for different people; this is why we offer such a wide range of services.

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British Dental Association

The British Dental Health Foundation is an independent charity that is dedicated to improving the oral health of the publicThe British Dental Health Foundation is an independent charity that is dedicated to improving the oral health of the public by providing free and impartial dental advice, by running educational campaigns and by informing and influencing the public, profession and government on issues such as mouth cancer awareness and fluoridation.

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HOOP is a unique group of passionate people, including professionals, with the common aim to make the changes needed so that all children and adults struggling with obesity are given access to services which are right for them.

  • HOOP is run by people who care and understand
  • Our aim is to help children and adults achieve a happy and healthy life style
  • We aim to create the correct environment for all to succeed and we aim to offer support every step of the way.

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