Knowing that Boston Recovery Pathways staff could speak my language made it easier to take the first step. I rang them. There was a compassionate voice at the other end of the phone, and I felt listened to and heard.
Having lost her home and job due to alcohol, Mel regains her confidence through volunteering at Cafe Sobar, and has since become a paid member of staff.
I had been an addict for 28 years, heroin, amphetamine, crack, tablets, and alcohol...basically everything going.
Double Impact have to date been the foundation of my recovery from a lifetime of alcohol, solvent and in recent times, drug abuse.
I had become dependent on alcohol. I could not function, nor leave my house, I was socially isolated and living on benefits.