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I came to Livingstone House a very broken man indeed on the 13th April 2017 with over a twenty five year history of substance misuse.

 

I came to Livingstone House a very broken man indeed on the 13th April 2017 with over a twenty five year history of substance misuse.

Over these years I have lost almost everything I have built up including property, businesses and relationships, particularly the relationships with my family, all because of the disease of addiction. For many years I became detached from everything because I could not stop drinking and using drugs. I could not go on like that much longer.

In the spring of 2017 I contacted Livingstone House and was admitted for treatment. It was there that I started to get an understanding of my addictions and began to work the twelve steps of recovery. I also started a disciplined and a new approach to living again. Contact was made through Livingstone House to my immediate family and regular visits were arranged.

I completed residential treatment of six months and moved into one of their dry houses. I really wanted recovery after twenty five years of addiction, half my life. I took on the suggestions and established myself in the twelve step meetings in Birmingham. I have since built a healthy relationship with my family members and I also have a good network of friends in recovery.

I am currently still living in one of the dry houses. I work voluntarily at the treatment centre and I’m about to start studying in the field of addiction, which is very important to me as I want to help those who still suffer. I am now 9 months clean and sober and I am in no doubt that without Livingstone House and all those who are a part of it, I would probably be dead today.

Thank you Livingstone House.

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