Addictions include clinical conditions, and compulsive behaviours such as substance misuse, gambling, ‘retail therapy’, and use of pornography. CSAN is particularly keen to hear about Catholic initiatives in these areas – please send an email to

The Calix Society – for Catholics recovering from alcoholism; includes guidance on setting up groups in parishes.

Cenacolo UK – residential community for young people overcoming drug use and other addictions.

Integrity Restored – US site for Catholics who regularly view pornography.