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recover from addiction and mental health problems

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Recovery Stories

Anna’s Recovery Story: ‘Should I or shouldn’t I?’

Through his heroin addiction and recovery, Anna's brother has taught her so much about life, including the most valuable lesson she could ever learn - you can get through anything. … Read More ➔

Simon’s Recovery Story: ‘Gratitude for the life I thought was over…’

Simon's first NA meeting was pivotal, not just in helping him turn his life around, but also in setting him up to make future significant contributions to NA both in the UK and abroad. … Read More ➔

Brad’s Recovery Story: “A life beyond my wildest dreams’

Following a life of crime, fighting and drinking, Brad started his recovery journey after  a spiritual awakening and being told that alcohol wasn't his problem - it was him. … Read More ➔

Sapphire’s Recovery Story: ‘It should all be about the person’

Shows the importance of person-centered treatment. Things went well when Sapphire was intimately involved in decisions about her treatment, but poorly when professionals took sole control. … Read More ➔

Kevan’s Recovery Story: ‘He’s a loser and will never be any good’

 After 25 years of problem drinking and eight years in and out of psychiatric hospitals, Kevan runs NERAF which has nearly 100 staff and volunteers and provides a support service across the north-east … Read More ➔

Natalie’s Recovery Story: ‘I didn’t plan to be an addict’

Treatment staff and her peers not only taught Natalie how to live a happy and rewarding life without using drugs and alcohol, but also how to be a responsible and caring mother to her son. … Read More ➔

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