Richard’s Story

I Came to Emmaus nearly 5 month ago…completely broken amidst a personal and long lasting nightmare of addiction and mental health complications riddled with all kinds of negativity and mental distress and not knowing myself at all, turning my back on everything and everyone whilst being at a staggeringly low 9 1/2 stone…
Nearly 5 months later, I’ve weened off 2 regular medications and am now reaching the same time clean and sober, can work a 40+ hour week again without feeling like a ghost afterwards and NOW weigh just shy of 13 stone!!! I haven’t weighed this much since I was in my teens! 😌!
All in all, I finally have a life worth living and some pretty incredible people populating it too. Thank you to everyone who has and continues to be there for me on a daily basis and for being the extraordinary support network I’ve needed in order to succeed!
I love you all from the bottom of my soul 👊❤️

Recovery is always possible
Recovery is always worth it! 🙏

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4 Responses to Richard’s Story

  1. Julie July 19, 2020 at 1:32 pm #

    Well done
    Just proves your inner strength and stunning support you must have needed to get you through.

    Take care and enjoy your happy and healthy life.

  2. Patricia Normington August 15, 2020 at 12:17 pm #

    Well done you and good luck for your future x

  3. Roberta Fisher September 11, 2020 at 1:08 pm #

    That’s brilliant news, Richard. Well done! I am so glad that you are feeling better.

  4. Kayleigh Illingworth October 6, 2020 at 5:16 pm #

    Just seen Emmaus on calendar news and it really touched me hearing the work that’s being done including your journey of being supported leading to you yourself offering support. Really inspirational.. massive well done to you and all the team. I will look in to ways in which I can help for sure!

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