People in recovery across North Ayrshire have shared their recovery stories to raise awareness that recovery from alcohol and drug problems is possible for individuals, their families and communities.

As you will see from the stories, understanding and support from others is an important aspect for everyone in their recovery journey.

Alcohol and drugs do not discriminate against gender or race, young or old, rich or poor; people from all backgrounds are affected directly and indirectly by alcohol and drug problems.

The recovery stories we have shared highlight various experiences of recovery and we do not suggest that any one of these is the "correct” or only way to recover.

Recovery is an individual and unique process and each individual must find the support that is right for them.
To visit our YouTube Channel and view real recovery stories, click here
If you'd like to share your story, please contact us here

Useful Links

  • Recovery Stories - a new website focussed on helping individuals and families recovery from substance use probelems

Real Stories in North Ayrshire

  • I'll live and laugh again poem
    A moving poem describing one woman's feelings

  • Looking Forward
    A woman speaks about her early experiences of heroin and the impacts it had on her life, how methadone helped her get stable, and how she has moved on with her life now that she no longer uses methadone or illicit drugs.

  • One Day at a Time
    A young man who had a good upbringing talks about how drugs affected his life and how he is moving forward with his recovery.

  • This is only the start
    A man recalls not remembering life without alcohol, living in a dump and every penny going on the drink, but importantly how he turned his life around using local support and building friendships and a new life for himself filled with hope and ambition.

  • My Journey into Recovery
    A man tells how his inquisitive mind led him on a path of risk taking and drug use which took over his life, stripped of his job, kids and marriage; and how he has started to turn things around.

  • Moving Forward
    A young man who was homeless talks about how FITB4U helped him reduce his drinking, gain new skills and get his confidence back.

  • My Recovery Story
    A mum of two speaks of her struggle with drugs and how the impact of losing her kids gave her the strength to start and continue her recovery journey with support from local services.

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