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Using poetry to aid recovery from addiction

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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.