Buy for Android £1.79
Buy for Apple £1.49
Hooked UK digital magazine is aimed at functioning addicts, people in recovery, or individuals who are questioning their lifestyle choices.
Magazine Founder, Clair Challenor-Chadwick said, “We wanted to create a magazine that doesn’t dictate or tell people what to do, but simply relays stories. Stories are the most powerful way to connect, to speak directly, and to make people feel they are not alone. I think that’s crucial, not just for those vulnerable to addiction, but their families and loved ones, who suffer too.”
Clair said there is nothing like Hooked in the UK today. Trade magazines such as Drink and Drug News, alongside city-zines exist, but no national, consumer lifestyle magazine.
“The UK is Europe’s capital of addiction,” Clair said. “Hooked is timely; our ambition is it will be at the forefront of cultural change reducing the stigma of addiction.”
The pilot magazine is available for sale in the Apple and Android stores for £1.49- £1.79. Revenue will help Hooked become sustainable. The team hope to recruit former and functioning addicts to work on future editions.
Clair added: “We chose the digital route as people who are suffering from addiction may want to read the magazine via the anonymity that a mobile device brings.”
The magazine app is, as well as private, designed to offer an ‘engaging, multi-media reading experience with audio and video elements, photo galleries and long articles.