Tattooed lady holding a mug

Using poetry to aid recovery from addiction


This service user has been attending our Recovery Near You substance misuse service and has been helped onto the path to recovery. These poems really provide a snapshot into the emotions and experiences of someone working to shed their addictive behaviours and move on in life.
An excerpt from one poem:

To all my friends who have been thinking of me…

I am good, I am free.

I’ve been to hell along the way,

But I am back it is fair to say.

Read the poems here.