"Recovering from alcohol dependence"

About: Addiction services (community) / Oxford Corner, Specialist Alcohol Team

(as the patient),

I attended Oxford corner in April this year and started to see my key worker, where an alcohol reduction programme was agreed.

I later decided that this was not working so decided to go down the detox route. This was arranged, meanwhile I became ill and was not able to drink so my key worker advised me that if I remained abstinent I would not need to detox, this I did and have been abstinent since.

All this time I have had the support of my key worker Jackie and also Kerry who ran the abstinence group.

I just feel so much better, I will be sad to be discharged, but Oxford Corner changed my life so much for the better.

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Responses

Response from Jane Danforth, Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

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Dear Ewa123

Thank you for sharing your story. The team at Oxford Corner have obviously made such a difference to your life.

Well done for remaining abstinent and good luck in the future.

Jane

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