“I learned I don’t have to escape reality anymore. Coolmine thought me its ok to have feelings and emotions. I was given the tools which helped me feel, and acknowledge what I was feeling, and that’s where my healing began. I also learned how to assert myself which was something that I still practice today.
“Since being in recovery my life is a million miles away from where I was. I am living the fulfilled and happy life I have always wanted. I have an amazing relationship with my son, family and friends. I have my own home, a secure full-time job within Coolmine and I’m currently educating myself through college. I have hopes and dreams for my future and continue to achieve amazing things in life. Fitness and meditation are a big part of my social life and most importantly I have peace of mind and a contentment I’ve always longed for.
“I have achieved a lot since leaving Coolmine including educating myself. I now have a Level 5, 6 and 7 in Substance Misuse and Addiction Studies, I hope to complete a Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have set many other personal goals and have achieved every one of them to date.
“I wish people knew that there is light at the end of the tunnel. I have been in that dark place of loneliness and despair. I know how desperate it feels to have no hope but I am living proof recovery is possible, I am living a life I have always dreamed of thanks to Coolmine.”