Jo's Story

Jo's Story

“I can’t point to anything specific that made me start drinking problematically; there was no trauma or event that triggered it. I just started to drink more and more over a period of a few years, before realising that I was addicted to alcohol and that things had to change.

"I detoxed in DHI’s Burlington House, a supported dry house and community detox facility, before moving into the main house. I started volunteering in a charity shop as soon as my detox had finished, and keeping busy has really helped me to stay abstinent.

"Not only has DHI helped me to turn my life around, but I have also forged strong friendships with the people I’ve lived with in Burlington House; friendships that I hope will last a lifetime.”

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