"I am recovering at my own pace with the people I trust"
About: Ashley House Ashley House Widnes WA8 7RP
Posted by game127 (as ),
I have been going to AA for over 4 years, I had a period of not drinking which lasted 17 months. During this time I swapped the alcohol for cannabis and painkillers, I didn't realise it at the time but my life was/is unmanagable.
I called the NA helpline in the summer of last year and I was put in touch with TTP which is run at ashley house. I went straight to the abstinence group in Runcorn which I attended 5 days a week.
After 20 weeks I realised I was still struggling and so went into the pre-contemplation group for 2 days a week at ashley house. A few times I used canabis and pain killers and I was not honest with myself or my peers.
The counsellors at TTP seem to really understand what I am going through and they have been the only people so far that I feel I can be honest with. I am recovering at my own pace with the people I trust.
I was guttted when I heard that this might no longer be able to happen, I have had other key workers but they didn't seem to understand me and I found it difficult to be honest.