Stories

Lee

Lee

Lee is one of our lived-experience online connectors. He has been volunteering for Together Drug and Alcohol Services for several months and recently he has been generously giving his time, ideas and enthusiasm to the Plug In Devon project. This is his story My first...

The healing power of nature

The healing power of nature

“When you look outside on a sunny day you can see that the world is a beautiful place. Before, my eyes weren’t open to that.” Flourish in Nature is a project that is led by EDP Drug & Alcohol Services and funded by Sport England. It focuses on people in recovery...

A Christmas message

A Christmas message

The Christmas Holidays can be a very challenging time for many of us, but you are not alone. There is support out there. Below are two messages from our lovely volunteers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPh1x7qF8c8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0T3FT1bxi0

BCHA

BCHA

Many of BCHA’s clients have challenging and highly traumatic histories, ranging from domestic abuse and mental health issues to alcohol dependency and substance misuse. A number will be ex-offenders. Sometimes forming relationships can be challenging as their ability...

Sophie

Sophie

I was heroin addict for 20 years, I’ve been with together as long as they’ve been in my area under different companies, nearly 10 years getting support. I went to them because I was on methadone script and having my appointments there. They helped me to get funding...

Vanessa

Vanessa

Vanessa*, who was referred to us by a Social Prescriber during lockdown, has been a very complex case, with lots of issues and complex needs, including health and emotional issues, She has anxiety as part of her condition, and so was very scared of catching...