I started drinking at a young age to block out memories of being attacked when I was 13. Over the years my drinking got worse and made me feel low & depressed.

One day I was sitting on a bench in Dalmuir drinking when a Street Connect worker came up to me and handed me a leaflet and invited me along to a recovery group. They told me how I could get help & turn my life around. I thought about this and decided to see what it was like. I am so glad I did.

As soon as I walked in, I felt loved & accepted. I then attended the drop-in café one Friday where I spent a long time talking with one of the workers. He suggested I get away from Clydebank for a while in order to get the help I need.

I thought about this over the weekend and decided to apply for the Haven Residential Rehab Centre. At the group on Monday I got the doctor’s form. I feel I now have hope at last.

I am so grateful to Street Connect for all the help they have given me so far.

R went to rehab in June last year. Please keep R in prayer as they continue their recover journey.