New Hope Has Changed My Life – Ross' Story

“I didn’t know who I was anymore and had become physically ill from drinking. I didn’t have a place to live and had to spend time sofa surfing. The worst thing was I wasn’t able to see my children.

That’s when the Intervention Team got to know me. I was supported in going to the GP and was shocked to discover my liver would soon give up, and I would be looking at a terminal diagnosis within weeks. With this my Intervention Team recovery worker set me on a reduction plan and helped me get to a point where I could go through an in-patient alcohol detox.

I am now alcohol-free and have maintained my tenancy at New Hope. I see all my children and take care of them on a regular basis.

I will always be in recovery but the help given to me by New Hope has changed my life and I’m grateful everyday. I don’t think I would be here otherwise.”

Joe Meehan