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Nick Conn

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Nick Conn is a leading industry addiction expert who runs the UK's largest addiction advisory service and has been regularly featured in National press, TV, and radio. He is Founde...

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Who are you?

Hi, I'm Nick Conn. I'm the founder and CEO of Help for addiction. And during this experience, you can ask me any question you like on addiction.

What is an addiction?

It's a very tricky one to answer from my experience. If you have consequences from using something or doing something, then generally that's where there's concern for it to being addiction. If there's no consequences and there's no issue.

What does it feel like to have an addiction?

Ultimately, it's like being blindfolded. All you can think about is, for me it was cocaine, so all I could think about was cocaine. When I wake up in the morning to when I go to bed at night, it's finding out who I can get credit from, who I can get from where I can get it from. It is a complete obsession, and then throw in a hell of a lot of fear with that. It's not a healthy feeling to be having.

What caused your addiction?

How long did you struggle with your addiction?