I had an increasing problem with alcohol use for years. As a result, I got into debt and lost my job. I then began to realise it had become a problem, as I was isolating myself and my health was suffering. This culminated in a loss of my house; this was repossessed and I became homeless. I managed to find hostel accommodation through Trafford Housing Trust; let through the HOST (Housing Options Services Trafford). HOST referred me to Achieve Trafford in April 2018, where my key worker referred me on to the next available Intuitive Recovery Course. I’d never sought help before for my alcohol problem. I wanted to do the I.R. course because my key worker explained that I would learn skills on how to cope with my addiction.
Before the course, I could not think of a solution to my problem. After the course, I have a new way of thinking about my problems and addiction. Since the course, I've remained abstinent and my family-life has improved very much since I’ve stopped drinking alcohol. My goals and aspirations are to get back to work and get a new place to live, possibly a flat in my local area.