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"Loneliness, alcohol & food"

About: One Recovery Bucks / High Wycombe Whiteleaf Centre

(as the patient),

I’m a single person who worked very hard trying to pease everyone but me.

I wasn’t taking care of myself even though my body tried to tell me to slow down through broken bones and cancer.

Pandemic was the last drop: food is my addiction since I remember and I suddenly realised that I was also drinking too much, 1 l’iter and half of wine every day… I referred myself to my Gp and I was contacted by Bucks Recovery for the alcohol problem and by Whiteleaf for the bulimia.

Unfortunately nothing can be done for the bulimia (I asked to be hospitalised for 2 weeks but there is no availability) if not talking and I’m sick and tired of talking BUT the Buck Recovery was a good help also because I am. It drinking to make myself funnier or feeling stronger and better… I drink because I like the taste in my mouth and usually no more then 2 glasses but in this particular time I was drinking because I couldn’t sleep but I didn’t like it and, in top of this, I have diabetes so…not good, not good at all.

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Response from Tracy Braddock, Service Manager, Inclusion 5 months ago
Tracy Braddock
Service Manager,
Submitted on 01/03/2022 at 16:49
Published on Care Opinion at 16:49

Hi there,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. You are not alone with seeing an increase to your alcohol use during the pandemic, we have seen high volumes of new referrals in during this time.

I am glad to hear you found our service good for support with your alcohol use. I hope you have managed to start you own journey of recovery around your alcohol use. Keep accessing what you find useful and speaking with your keyworker.

Can I wish you all the very best.

Kind Regards


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