"Treated civilly and with compassion by Ashley House"
About: Ashley House Ashley House Widnes WA8 7RP
Posted by dozer884 (as ),
I started drinking daily approx five years ago after being diagnosed with emphysema.
Since December 2010 I started having problems with my breathing, subsequently my alcohol intake increased. On visiting my doctor who asked the usual questions re: smoking and drinking, I answered honestly and was given the number for Ashley House, Community Alcohol Team.
I was introduced to my counsellor Maureen, who over the weeks has spoken to me civilly, with compassion, and good advice. I have subsequently greatly reduced my intake of alcohol, in fact I have cut the brandy completely. I am having at least 2 days alcohol free per week and I am not suffering any side effects so far.
I am still seeing Maureen and hope, in time, to control my intake.