I came into Wishaw Recovery Hub broken and caught up in cocaine addiction at the age of 24. Life was a real mess and could not see no way out.

Last thing I remember was walking through a graveyard and being on the phone with Lee from Street Connect who supported me through the application process, saying “I have no hope for my life”. When we applied and got accepted for the be-strong Recovery program in Bolton I couldn’t think if this was happening to me.

Be Strong is a faith-based program that includes physical exercise and a place where people can overcome addiction at their own pace. I have now completed 16 months at Be Strong. I am now hopeful for my future and built all my confidence back and I feel I have a new life.

Every day I, am thankful for what I have. I also have my driving test booked soon and am just ready to begin an apprenticeship in a boxing gym, after finishing my college course.