"Saved my life, gave it me back and turned it..."

thank you for all you help and support.

when I first went to this clinic, I was frightened a mess and incapable of changing my life on my own.

6 months later I am sober, healthy and am the most content and happy I have ever been in my life.

I have gained my self respect and that of others.

I have started a new full time job which I enjoy immensely.

I am so grateful to all the help and support of staff there and that of those of addiction... without you I am not certain I would be here to write this.

To anybody who reads this the staff and service are truly amazing and I literally owe my life to them.

Thank you to everybody there I owe you so much xx

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Response from Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Thanks so much for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Chapman-Barker Unit. It is always great to hear from former patients how beneficial they feel the detox unit is and that it has had such a positive outcome.

It is great to hear you are now doing so well and are sober, healthy, content, happy, with a new found respect and a new a job, which is a fantastic achievement. '...the staff and service are truly amazing and I literally owe my life to them.' is high praise in deed. Many thanks for sharing your story.

I shall make sure I pass this on to the staff at the unit, so they appreciate how you feel about the care you have received.

All the very best wishes,