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Where it all started 17/05/08

Pic of the sun shiningDaylight? Never thought i'd see it...

I was sat in a group session whilst in a treatment center for alcohol addiction. Looking out a window in a dream state, as usual, I found myself thinking "Why am i here?" I am in recovery! I would love to give something back... but what? I know!! wouldn't that be great! I have learnt so much about myself. I have learnt how to care, the only time care ever came up was "I don't care". I had no respect, no ambition and most of all NO hope!

Alcohol and drugs took hope away from me

I had no understanding about what was happening to me. I had an illness that i thought was unique, it was only me that had it. Who's fault was it? Certainly not mine! Everything and everyone around me, thats where i put the blame. I just didn't care, and not surprisingly, neither did anyone else. It very neary cost me my life. And at the time i didn't really care about that either.

Enough was enough..

I said to myself whilst having a drink after 10 days in hospital. I was sick of being sick. I needed help, and accepted this for the first time in my life. Why? No idea! someone or something was watching me. I am on a journey, if i ever say to myself I'm fixed... Thats the day I will no longer be!

Where are we going?

This site will be run solely by people who have been in recovery experienced issues with any form of mood altering addictions, or have been in some way, involved in addiction treatment field of work.

There are NO governing body/parties.

This is a site that has been set up to promote awarness, offer direction and support for the still suffering addict, worried family members, ex treatment center clients who wish to add content. Also members of the general public who feel they have something to offer are most welcome.We are addressing all forms of addiction, not just drugs, alcohol, or gambling.

Dedicated Message Board and chat will be available for people who are, have been in, or considering treatment. As well as for site visitors. You may just wish to find out what addiction and different types of treatment are all about
Its your site! Use it!


We intend to work hand in hand with other organizations with the same interests and commitments.
Our mission statement is simple:

There is hope for everyone!

written by:Mark Leigh

Thank You

A special thank you to:

David Bean, Bryan Meloy, Liz, Pauline, Howard, Sean & all my friends at (Independence Trust) & (C.I.S)

Gwen Bridges, Helen Mcilvany, Neil Jennings, Sarah Welch, Tony Gardiner, Louise, Robyn & all at: Countywide Specialist Substance Misuse Service

Philip Trenchard, Jo Bell,
Lou, Matthew, Trudy, Ian,
Stan, Frankie, Fiona,
ETE Staff, Toni, Silvana,
ucy, Beanie
and everybody associated with The Nelson Trust

Pat Bugler, Mellisa, Val, John & the staff at Westcliff House

Dr D P Knight Rosebank Surgery
Dr Waldon Rowcroft Medical Center
Dr D Kempson Locking Hill Surgery

More special thanks to:

Nick Kelly
Phil (thrasher), Shar (misfit)
Helen (livin' life clean),
Clayton (the driver),
Sheena(the voice),
Jacky N,
Mandy M, Laura, Isis. Sam,
Anne T, 
Dean. Alicia, 
Tiffany. Darren,

Andy (west ham), 
Mark (london), Vikki, Chris,
Charlie. Ed (spurs). Jane. Jo
Karen V. Maureen. Nick
Sharon (surrey). Steph. Rick,
Steve (Tetbury), Gill (Stroud

Sam, Dave, Andy, Phil, Steve, Jackie, Dean, Nera, and Essex Girl (Westcliffe House) 2005... and many more.

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