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POF’s Story

The residents and staff, who are so incredible are always there, and they understand.


I walked into Livingstone House in April 2020 as a 23 year old scared, lost and broken man.

I got clean back in 2019 through the 12 steps of AA/NA for 14 months, but my life took a turn for the worst in January 2020 when I relapsed. I was using and drinking – spending up to £500 a day on drink and drugs – anything I could get my hands on I just could not stop and didn’t know what to do, what corner to turn. I lost my job and was losing my family and myself and the only word to describe this was BROKEN.

I was recommended by someone to give Livingstone House a try, I didn’t want to go, I didn’t want to stop.

But I did.

I went in there for myself and I was so scared. 200 miles away from home, but ready to change again and get clean as I know what being clean and living a life with the steps of Narcotics Anonymous can give me and I was welcomed with opened arms. The place was so friendly and inviting and in that house the residents and the staff, who are incredible, are always there and understand fully the depths of addiction who have become family to me who I talk to on a regular basis and are always there if needed.

I am now 9 months clean from all substances and alcohol and life could not be better.

Livingstone house has given me the opportunity to work on my self, my behaviours, my attitudes, my problems and my triggers and learn to forgive myself.

I want to thank all the staff at Livingstone House from the bottom of my heart who has made this opportunity possible for me to get my life back on track, and help fall back in love with my recovery and most importantly myself.

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