“I spent the first three weeks in Ashleigh detoxing and although it was physically and mentally draining it was made so much easier by the help and support of my peer in Ashleigh and the staff, especially the creche staff. I was able to go to groups and talk about what was going on for me while being safe in the knowledge that my child was being very well taken care of in a safe and secure environment that was only a few doors away”.

“In Coolmine, my key worker and the facilitators could read me like a book. They’d always volunteer me to do something to take me out of my comfort zone. At the time I felt awkward and uncomfortable, but I can see now where the growth is”.

“I’ll always be grateful to Coolmine. Basically, Coolmine opened up a whole new way of thinking for me, a whole new way of how I can live my life drug and crime free. I have a simple life. Be grateful for your health. Be grateful for what you have, not what you haven’t got in life. Coolmine opened all those doors for me, and I just work the rest myself, which I still do”.