JP can...

NAME: JP

FROM: Middlesbrough

ABOUT: Alcohol | Drugs Recovery

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MY #BOROMANCAN STORY:

“If it wasn’t for recovery, I simply wouldn't have everything I have today”

JP, short for John Paul, grew up in a family where drugs was common use, and tells the story of living in state of constant fear. Without realising it, to cope with this pain, he found it easy to slip into drink and drug use with older friends around him. Slipping into a life in and out of trouble with the law, he found himself in a spiral which he couldn’t dig himself out of.

“I was destroying my life, I had two kids, and to be honest, those around me probably wouldn’t have missed me”

After 20 years of continuing difficulties including being in a very serious car accident, JP met his current partner, “a good girl”. JP believes meeting her was fate, in some sense,  to help him out of his disease.  He really wanted to end his pain, tackle his issues make things right in his life. At this point in his life, and in recovery services, his partner became pregnant, and that sealed it for him, he wanted to make serious change permanent “for them”.

“Recovery for me is for myself, my family, my kids, and I have found that having a sponsor (mentor type role who has walked the recovery path before) and attending support meeting has helped. He is also now a recovery ambassador himself and is proud to have the opportunity to help others.

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  • If you want help with substance or alcohol addiction and want to get the best support to turn your life around, Call Middlesbrough Recovering Together on 01642 876323. You can also refer others to the service.