Jenny

Has a lived experience of addiction

Jenny

I always drank but not in any harmful way until after my divorce from my children’s father. I started drinking more often and then I met my second husband but over the years he drank a lot and so I ended up drinking a lot more. I even attempted suicide. The relationship was quite toxic and I slipped into drinking every day to numb the pain of that and childhood trauma. I hid it from everyone and I knew I was getting worse each week.

One day I just knew I needed help so I rang my son to come and pick me up and I admitted myself to a rehab/mental health facility where I stayed for 7 weeks. This was the best thing I could have done. I am now 125 days sober and I love my life now. I have no shame or embarrassment anymore and I am studying to become a drug and alcohol counsellor.