Sunday, 8 June 2008
Friday, 6 June 2008
My name is Chris and I’m 30 years old (although I was slightly younger in my photo!). For twelve years I was addicted to cocaine and as a result I lost my home, my girlfriend and my self-esteem. In September 2007, I went to my local Addaction where, with the help of my fantastic key worker, I managed to kick drugs.
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My heroin use resulted in the breakdown of my marriage, the loss of contact with my children and homelessness. Since October 2007, I have been on the Bridge Project, a residential rehab in Cardiff. I have stopped using heroin and am currently stabilised on a methadone prescription.
I've only just started volunteering with Wired In, but I can't wait to get my teeth into it. I hope to get involved in everything I can with them.
Wednesday, 4 June 2008
I battled with my heroin addiction for about thirteen years. My addiction stripped me of my family, my friends and my happiness. I have now been off heroin for five years, having found stability on a methadone script, and have been volunteering with Wired In since 2005.
I've got involved with lots of different things, including - speaking at conferences, having my personal story put on film, I was even interviewed on the BBC news. All in all it's been an amazing experience being a Wired In volunteer!
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