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Carol’s Story - Concerned For A Loved One


Founder of Manchester Carers Group, drugs campaigner and mother of six Carol has experienced addiction first hand as a parent, carer, and an addicted person herself. Carol’s son began misusing substances at the age of 12, starting with glue, progressing…

Wendy’s Story - A Story of Addiction and Co-dependency


We are very privileged to have both a written and broadcast journey from Wendy. Her story in Carers Community is powerful and moving. This broadcast is compelling, at times haunting. A Story of Addiction and Co-dependency It’s a long time since I…

David’s Story


“What we are using now doesn’t work, and the side effects are worse” David Prior talks about drug treatment for mental health problems, caring for his mother, and how poor monitoring of powerful drugs can be a bigger health risk…

Adele’s Story - Never Give Up Giving up


I started using cannabis at 16, six months later I was introduced to heroin. It wasn’t a pleasant experience the first time I smoked it and I swore it wouldn’t happen again. But it did. For the next four years I…

Vinny - Pierpoint, 12 Step Programme, Drug Addiction


Vinnie talks about his desire to stop using and his time at Pierpoint in their 12 step programme. He describes his mind as a washing machine, constantly churning over thoughts, the skills he has learnt in the programme help him rationalise…

Phil - BAC O’Connor, Drug Addiction


Inexcess Personal Stories: Phil describes to us his relationship with drugs and prison. Phil first started taking drugs with his brother and his father as well as his partner. Having lost access to his son and finding himself in prison, Phil…

Karena - BAC O’Connor, Heroin Addiction, Crack Addiction, Alcoholism


Inexcess Personal Stories: Karena tells us how she was trapped by her addictions to heroin and crack, and how through the love for her baby daughter she was able to escape into a new life. With her time at BAC O’Conner,…

William - BAC O’Connor, Heroin Addiction


Inexcess Personal Stories: As William progressed from social drug taking to heroin addiction he became stuck in a destructive cycle. Having gone in and out of employment, and finding his life becoming more chaotic, he sought help, and was referred to…

Diane - BAC O’Connor, Alcoholism


Inexcess Personal Stories: Diane tells us how her social drinking got out of control, and how on her return to this country from Zimbabwe, her life changed for the worse. With her time at BAC O’Connor she has managed to turn…

Steven - BAC O’Connor, Heroin Addiction, Prison


Inexcess Personal Stories: Steven, a truck driver by profession tells us how his life spiralled out of control after his criminal lifestyle landed him in prison. It was during his time inside that Steven became addicted to heroin, a substance that…