I had been using drugs from my early teens and fell into a life of addiction. Throughout my 20’s, 30’s & 40’s I had a trail of broken relationships, lost opportunity’s, and a heartbroken family. Periods where I substituted or swapped drugs I failed miserably ending back where I started.
When I arrived at The Lighthouse I was completely broken, I was petrified of the detox process, and the thought of living without substances terrified me. On the first day my mind was completely put at ease, I was assessed by the psychiatrist and reassured that the detox would be gentle. On completing the detox, I was amazed at how pain free it actually was. The team really know what they are doing, and the fact that a lot of them have been there themselves filled with confidence. I learnt so much from the therapy, I laughed, I cried and most importantly learnt how to express how I feel.
The food was faultless, the rooms were clean and comfortable, I literally cannot fault the place.
I have been out of The Lighthouse for 18 months, I now have fulltime employment supporting others in addiction, I have my own flat, and I have my family back in my life.