Robbie came to Hope House after 2 months of primary treatment still struggling with the concept of the abstinence model of recovery. He had severe anxiety and low self esteem so he decided to come, and committed to spending two months with us. He eventually stayed with us for about seven months and is now working as an english teacher, whilst still coming by from time to time and helping others who are at the house. He is without a doubt a classic example of what persevering with long term treatment can actually achieve in your new drug free life.
“When I finished my time at rehab I was still in a bad headspace. I hadn’t changed much. I was still shy, insecure and lacked confidence. I knew if I went home my chances of staying clean were not good.
During my time at the Hope House things started to change for the better. It took me a while to get to grips with the programme but after a few months I had a healthy daily routine and was feeling much better about myself and life in general.
The whole team have helped me tremendously. They have a vast amount of knowledge and experience when it comes to recovery and I’m so glad I made the decision to go there. The difference I felt at the house was that they actually cared about me and wanted to see me do well.
The programme they offer really does work. The sober coaching was vital to my recovery and they helped me see how the 12 steps could improve my life. I didn’t really believe in the 12 steps when I got there because I had a bad experience back home. Thank God they helped me see what the programme can offer without scaring me off!
I will never forget my time there. There’s no doubt that the progress I made there has given me the strength the stay clean on the outside. I’m so grateful to the team for what they have done for me. Whenever I needed help they were there for me.”