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Online Rehab Recovery Stories

Online Rehab Recovery Stories

At Help Me Stop, our Online Rehab programme is one of the reasons why we have been able to help so many more clients to recover. By removing prohibitive costs and geographical barriers, we have opened our digital rehab doors to many hundreds more people who want to overcome addiction. 

Recovery is not an easy process. It takes time, specialist support and energy to make lasting changes. What we want to do is to give you the power back to live your life healthily and happily, and to show you what is possible when you commit to change.

Our Online Rehab recovery stories are a source of inspiration. With the right support and tools, recovery is possible for you too. Read and watch how our Online Rehab clients have changed their lives for the better.


Is it depression or is it alcohol addiction? Whilst it is possible for depression and alcohol addiction to co-exist, Sarah describes here her mental transformation since receiving alcohol treatment in the Help Me Stop Online Rehab.

Sarah says, ‘I feel like a different person, mentally. I thought, maybe I’m suffering from depression, but actually, I don’t think I was suffering from depression. I think alcohol is a depressant and I was regularly using it.’

Read and listen to Sarah’s recovery story.


As a full-time working mum with her own business, Sarah chose the Help Me Stop Online Rehab to recover from alcohol addiction. Before coming to treatment, Sarah had tried many ways to give up alcohol, including Dry January and Go Sober for October. She found that she could not stay stopped. 

Still needing to show up for her business, and be around for her family, Sarah found the accessibility of the evening Online Rehab programme worked well for her.

Hear Sarah speak about her treatment and recovery.


Lucy came to Help Me Stop looking for help with alcohol addiction. She took part in our Online Rehab programme to make the changes she wanted to in her life. After her relationship with alcohol started to become destructive and take a toll on her mindset, she knew that she had to make a choice and a change. Lucy thought she had boundaries in place, in the sense of not drinking before 6pm, but that boundary turned into an obsession with making sure there was wine waiting for her in the fridge, and another bottle for after that one. A social habit became isolating as she locked herself away after just one drink. Isolated in her own home, she decided to get help.

Read and listen to Lucy’s recovery story


Erick logged onto our Online Rehab from South Africa, which proves that you really don’t need to be face to face for these programmes to have an impact. The way we structure our sessions means that even online, everyone feels involved, which is exactly the kind of experience Erick had. The programme supported him and gave him all the therapy and care that he needed, from London all the way to Johannesburg. Erick overcame an addiction to cannabis and alcohol, and recovered his mental health and wellbeing too.

Read and listen to Erick’s recovery with Online Rehab.


Mark chose Online Rehab after years of secret drinking. From thinking he was in control, to knowing that it was not the case at all, he had tried so many times to stop alone. He knew he needed professional help. With a flexible and accommodating approach that fit with his work and home life, Online Rehab offered Mark the chance of recovery, all based online.

Read more of Mark’s story.

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Gideon came to us aged 21 with a ketamine addiction, cocaine addiction and alcohol addiction. Having realised he needed help in order to turn things around and achieve abstinence and recovery, he enrolled onto our Online Rehab programme. Digital Dayhab is an option for those looking to find recovery in the comfort of their own home, and we helped Gideon  to emotionally rebuild with all the tools he needed.

Read about how Gideon found Online Rehab.


Toulou accessed Help Me Stop at 30 years old, when she was suffering from a ketamine addiction.  She had developed patterns and behaviours that went hand in hand with ketamine addiction, and couldn’t break free by herself. Knowing that not using ketamine was not the same as recovery,  Online Rehab was the solution Toulou needed, offering her the flexibility and accountability that she needed to recover. 

Read Toulou’s story of recovery.

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“One year into recovery, I’m a better mum”.

To mark Mother’s Day, we spoke to Louise, who completed our Online Rehab programme in 2021. Louise is now one year and one month free from alcohol and cocaine addiction. She told us she feels grateful to be alive, and describes having a special relationship with her children today.

Read about how Louise found Online Rehab & how she’s over one year into recovery.


Like many of our clients, Mel is a working parent. She needed an alcohol addiction rehab that fit with her life.

‘At the age of 45, a wife and mum of three boys, I’d had several miserably failed attempts at stopping drinking. After what was the worst Christmas, I reached out to Help Me Stop. I was desperate to get my life back without alcohol and find me again (whoever that was!)’.

Read Mel’s story of recovery.

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