"I encourage people to get help when feeling down"

About: Phoenix Futures / Trafford drug and alcohol services

(as a service user),

I was in a very low point in my life where nothing mattered to me. I turned to cannabis to help relieve my pain. Also I had a problem with alcohol where I was drinking every day.

Sine I have been using this service it has helped me a lot with dealing with my issues instead of finding a way to cope with them (turning to drugs or alcohol).

I haven't fully stopped smoking cannabis but this service has helped me cut back from it and stop it destroying my life.

I have reached a new high point in life because I have been discussing my issues instead of locking them away. In time continuing this service will help me to deal with the low points. I really appreciate what this service has done for me and I do encourage people to get help when feeling down or having issues related to drug and alcohol misuse

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Response from Sara MacGregor, Locality Manager, Trafford, Phoenix Futures

I am so pleased to hear Phoenix Futures has been service that can support you in your issues and that you have reduced your Cannabis use, being honest with yourself and your key worker will assist you in making positive steps towards your future and I wish you every success.

Best wishes


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