"I am grateful for the people who never gave up on me"

About: Guernsey House

(as the patient),

I used Guernsey House for a number of years, my behaviour/punctuality for appointments was chaotic. My support worker, gave me the information and choices that were available to me, he was patient and supported me along my journey.

I detoxed using the Burbage Hospital, I then tried treatment in the community but needed to go to rehab to change my behaviour, attitude. I found this challenging and difficult but stuck with it.

After leaving rehab I volunteered with various services, did a triple therapy treatment trial for Hep C, which was successful. I have done an access course and start at Newcastle Northumbria University in Sep2012.

Today I use mutual aid groups, and today for the first time that I can remember I have choices, in what I do and how I live my life and what I do, and my journey started here at Guernsey House, Sheffield.

Today I am grateful for the people who never gave up on me.

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Response from Sarah Hutchinson, Office Manager, PCASS

Thank you for posting your story. It's great to hear about your journey and how you have overcome many challenges on the way. Congratulations on earning your place at University and I wish you all the best for the future.

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