The Point of No Control in Addiction
‘Before I came to Help Me Stop, I had reached a point in my life where I knew I needed help. I had no control over my drinking and was terrified and ashamed. My life was spiralling out of control and I desperately wanted to get off this nightmare rollercoaster. I had tried to stop by myself numerous times but nothing worked. It just seemed to be getting worse. I had never been in any kind of therapy before and was skeptical when I found out it was a 12-step programme. But what did I have to lose?’
Jessica joined the Help Me Stop Digital Dayhab programme, which is the first of its kind in the UK to provide intensive online addiction treatment. She attended group and one-to-one therapy, successfully completing her treatment for alcohol addiction.
Jessica’s Experience with Addiction Treatment
‘I threw myself into the process. Chris was my first point of contact and he was very reassuring and put some of my fears to rest. After my first group meeting, I felt this is where I need to be. It was comforting to speak and listen to people who were in the same boat as me. They were so welcoming, understanding and non-judgmental. It was a relief to finally meet people who got me!
‘All the therapists were great at Help Me Stop. Each one brings something different to the table and I have learnt so much from them all. My one-to-one therapist was Moira and she was lovely and a big part of my recovery. She knew what I needed and pushed me to take the right steps even if I wasn’t sure and it turned out she was right! She was excited for me to get involved with Alcoholics Anonymous because she knows it works and wanted me to find out for myself. I am so pleased she did push me as it has opened up a whole new world for me.
‘I cannot thank Help Me Stop enough for all the help and support they have given me. I feel like a different person to who I was when I first started. I have the tools and the know-how to keep me on the path of recovery and am excited for the future.’