“Since being in recovery my life has changed immensely. I’m back working as a painter and decorator and can hold down full-time employment. I can be reliable and depended on when needed. I’m also currently employed by Coolmine and have 2 different roles. I’m a Graduate Co-Ordinator and Weekend Support Worker. This was something very unexpected as I never thought I would have any interest in helping other people. Next year I will be studying for a Level 7 in Addiction Studies and am really looking forward to this challenge.
“Being in recovery is one of the best decisions of my life. Learning how to overcome the trauma and challenging times in my life, without resorting to drugs has been a God send. I will always be grateful and remember where I came from. Recovery for me is about connection. Connection with family, friends and more importantly a connection with myself. Being able to put my head on the pillow at night, knowing I haven’t hurt myself or anyone else is priceless. Your toughest day in recovery is still 100 times better than your toughest day in addiction.”