Addicts' Experiences and Testimonials

It is inspiring and reassuring to hear about the progress and positive experience of others.

Here are a number of accounts from Recovering Addicts and those close to them that confirm that hope and optimism, accompanied by determination and commitment, can lead to continuing recovery.

We are always looking for new stories to share so, if the account of your journey can inspire others to take the first step, please contact us »


A Housebound Person

"My life was threatened by a massive stroke that has left me disabled with mobility problems speech problems and various other symptoms. The telephone treatment for me was wonderful."  more »


A Heroin and Alcohol Addict

"Alcoholics in recovery understand problems, which is very reassuring. I really wanted to look at some of the issues of the Twelve Steps in depth including more reading and more in depth discussion."  more »

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A Professional Person

"The service has really helped me - and it has been the holistic approach that has worked well. The interactions with my counsellor have been excellent. I am on the right path now and will continue to grow, improve and develop."  more »

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The Lawyer

"Talking to the people at Addictions UK, it is immediately clear that they understand addiction and feel strongly on a personal level about helping others to recovery. The 24-hour helpline meant that I never felt isolated."  more »


The University Lecturer

"Home Treatment afforded me an opportunity to address my problems. I now understand the nature of the illness and I look for new opportunities to learn and train all the time and thus help myself."  more »

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The Prisoner

"I have lived a violent life. My coach understood where I was coming from and helped me to make sense of it all. I am clean now. The 12 Steps have helped me to cope with my past and deal with the present and look forward to a future!"  more »

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A Young Father

"The programme has not been easy but with the help of my family and Addictions UK I made good progress. I now have regular contact with my young daughter and a new chance of living a normal fulfilling life."  more »

" My experience was not easy and not always pleasant.

But it shows that anyone really can make a start on recovery. "

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