"I am looking forward to my future"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / The Woodlands (inpatient unit for substance misuse)

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

If I had not come to the Woodlands my life would be such a mess and upside down and feel like I would be on the road to prison or worse even death.

I found the staff very supportive and at the same time helpful.

It is very comfortable here and do not hesitate to come because you will be looked after well and if you don't come you will never know what the change it could have made to your life.

This has made such a big impact on my life and especially my family.

For accepting the help from my drug worker and coming voluntarily and I am so glad that I have come and done it and feeling great and not one day that I have been at The Woodlands have I felt any withdrawal from my addiction.

The Staff have saved my life and I can not thank them enough.

I am now looking forward to my future as a normal person drug free and would not been able to do this on the outside as I did try several times in the past and sadly failed.

Once again a big thank you to all the staff at The Woodlands and a big thank you to Gary my drug worker.

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Response from Kevin Howard, The Woodlands Deputy Manager, Substance Misuse Services, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Thank you for taking the time to post your story! You've mentioned "change" and ultimately thats the most important thing we offer, an opportunity to change! However, its YOU that grasped that opportunity!

I'll pass on you comments to The Woodlands team who I'm sure will be more than pleased to know how well you continue to do.

Many thanks once again!

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