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recover from addiction and mental health problems

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Recovery Stories

Tim’s Story: ‘Doctor in Recovery’

As Tim found out, having a medical degree offers no protection against addiction, nor from the hard work that is required to change oneself as a key part of the recovery journey. … 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 ➔

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 ➔

Matthew’s Recovery Story: ‘Making most of the opportunity’

Matthew set himself up a personal recovery plan to overcome his addiction to opiates, gambling and overeating - and his life has been transformed. … Read More ➔

Kevin and Kerry: ‘A Family Story’ (Part 2)

Kevin's hospitalisation with septicaemia acts as a turning point and a process of recovery begins for the family as a whole. … Read More ➔

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