Covering what’s really going on in Bristol
Powered by 2,000 members
The Bristol Cable

Listen: Powerful voices and stories of recovery from addiction

By and
IDEAS AND ACTION | VOICES: drugs

A selection of powerful stories of people going through recovery.

In its fifth year, the Recovery Festival goes big in the heart of St Pauls with speakers, workshops, mutual aid meetings and entertainment scheduled throughout the afternoon of Friday 1st of September. This year the festival has worked in partnership with community members and groups to strengthen relationships and build connections between those that access drug and alcohol services based nearby and those that live and work in the area. Bringing people back together, dispelling myths and sharing knowledge and experiences.

Here are eight powerful stories as told by those in recovery.

“I was using heavily and landed myself in prison”

 

“It’s through trauma that something went wrong”

 

“I always leave you with a mark”

 

“I want to talk about the story of my diagnosis”

 

“Nearly 8 years ago I was homeless”

 

“I started my recovery on March the 6th”

 

“The most difficult part is after rehab”

 

“I started off when I was 11”

 

Public interest journalism is expensive, takes time and can be risky.

But powering Bristol’s media co-op isn’t.

Join the Cable

Read more on: drugs

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Addicted Bristol: Life And Death Banner Home Page Features

Study drugs: how some are dealing with pressure at university

Lower Banner Home Page Series: The Cornerman

Episode 4: Tattoo parlours, nightclubs and firebombs – how businesses were blackmailed

Reports Addicted Bristol: Life And Death Banner Home Page

Revealed: Council shelves study into safe consumption rooms after restructure

Addicted Bristol: Life And Death Co-op Community

This is why you should vote to make drugs safer

Banner Home Page Series: The Cornerman

Episode 3: A disappearance, two murders and a hole in the ground

Voices Addicted Bristol: Life And Death Banner Home Page

I was addicted to benzos. This is my story.

Powered by members

If you like our work, join us. For as little as £1 / month.

Join now