"Learning to live a new life without alcohol "
About: Addiction services (community) / Dual Diagnosis Team Nottinghamshire Addiction services (community) Dual Diagnosis Team Nottinghamshire Nottingham NG1 5DU
Posted by Janzq3 (as ),
Posted on behalf of 'TOPHAT' at Oxford Corner open afternoon. Alcohol Awareness Week.
Some time ago I posted a story about my life and how services at Oxford Corner supported me through detox and associated health problems. After the detox I experienced symptoms of anxiety, lack of sleep and general focus and direction.
Today my life is totally back on track. I'm employing people again and working full time in my business as a builder.
My life has gone from strength to strength. Drink used to rule my life and now I'm still going to the pub. I'm not drinking alcohol but still enjoy the social side and my friends accept it. I've even able to go away with the lads and not drink.
Now I can actually visit my daughter who lives a distance away and the quality time I have with my daughter now really pleases me as she has only known me sober!
Oxford Corner has a self help group called 'Positive Outcomes' and I attend the group since I was discharged. We can ask for professional advice if issues are raised in the group that we may need support with. It's an anchor point and a natural progression in my recovery.