"overcoming addiction"

About: Guernsey House

(as the patient),

Geurnsey House in Sheffield has saved my life & I'm on my way to detox.

I've been an addict for some 20+ years, not all in Sheffield.

Already on a merhadone & benzo script late in 2007 my mum passed away. I didn't just go off the rails I couldn't see the rails. I had a nervous breakdown & jumped on the 1st train out of Sheffield, wasn't going anywhere, just wanted to run away. The chemist where I got my merhadone must have contacted Guernsey who phoned me. I'd had nothing for 3 days as I thought there wasn't anything I could do, I was on over 100ml merhadone, 30mg diazies & 10mg nitrazepam. They posted a script to a local chemist where I'd gone & sorted it out for a switch over, as at the time I had no intention of coming bk to Sheffield. All this was done with no fuss. I came bk to Sheffield a shell of the man that left, abusing drugs again so I got into a hostel where I was able to get stable & now I've had my own flat for 4 yrs the longest tenancy I've ever had & am now getting ready to go into detox for what I hope is the last time & that's all owed to Louise & Guernsey House in Sheffield.

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Response from Margaret Kilner, Office Manager, Primary Care Addiction Service, Sheffield, Guernsey House

Thanks for sharing your experiences with us peanut. I have shared your posting with all the staff team and of course, Louise who really appreciated your comments.

You must have worked very hard indeed to get so firmly on the road to recovery - well done and best wishes for your future.

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