"Oxford Road reprogrammed my life!"

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

(as a service user),

Things are superb right now but it wasn’t always like this. I had a career, married with 2 kids but things got out of control. I got depressed and work was getting out of hand. Instead of dealing with it, I stopped dealing with it.

The alcohol stopped me facing up to things and I lost the plot. I went to see the GP with my wife. It all fell apart and I came clean. Counselling was offered. I was VERY sceptical at first and defensive.

The way Oxford Corner staff are trained and what they do for people is amazing.

What they did was make you look at things differently. They took me apart piece by piece and put me back together again. I’m a convert to this type of service as having someone who is removed from the situation was the solution.

If I won the Euro millions I would have given Oxford Corner a million quid!

Everything is done to a plan. They helped me to take a step back and ease back into life.

‘They put me on pause, put me on charge, changed the channel and reprogrammed my life!’

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

I read your story with great interest. It gives hope for the future for anyone going through a similar experience.

Oxford Corner will be delighted to read this posting.

I will ensure it it passed on to the staff team.

Good luck for the future!