In 2012, I was released from prison & I wanted a way out of my addictive lifestyle, so I attempted to distance myself from the circle of negative people whom I had associated with previously.
I was trying to get detachment & closure from the situation that I faced, but that made me feel lonely & suicidal, because I was left with no true friends & social life.
It was a very painful moment of my life, living in my own head.
One day, I was recommended to visit Divine Rescue for company & to fill my time. At Divine Rescue I felt welcomed & accepted. I was introduced to former alcoholics, drug addicts & people that made me believe that it is possible to recover.
Robert, one of the Divine Rescue keyworkers referred me to a detox centre & I managed to get into rehab.
That changed my life! The rehab helped me to realise that it is not possible to have the drugs & alcohol without being addicted & that I would end up with the same unwanted results, unless I changed my mindset.
I graduated from the rehab on May 2014, & I am still clean & sober today! I am working in all aspects of supporting homeless, vulnerable adults & I am house managing at the rehab centre by mentoring & consulting them.
*Stephen says ‘do not hesitate to ask for help & to join the circle of change!’*
*Stephen recommends to follow others steps & to keep it simple going through the 12 steps!*