Before joining Liverpool Waves of Hope (LWoH) Eddie had a long history of alcohol misuse; drinking 20 or more cans of lager per day. As a result of this, his mood would often become very low and he would regularly call ambulances to his home.
On joining LWoH Eddie started his 6th detox and was introduced to his New Beginning’s worker, Helen.
She worked with Eddie to plan a programme of various meaningful activities he could get involved with once his detox has finished. This ranged from photography, volunteering at Merseyside Dogs Home, IT skills, fishing and bread baking.
“Waves have helped me to remain sober and given me hope for the future, it has helped me to stay alive. This is the first time I have ever had follow up support after detox.
“New Beginnings has been a real support in finding me meaningful activities to occupy my mind. I have also met new friends who I have something in common with.”
Eddie’s aim for the future is to maintain his sobriety and to continue to take part in activities and learning new skills.
“I feel the future is good and I am looking forward to achieving things with my life. I have been told by a nurse at my detox unit that my story has inspired a patient who is struggling at the moment after hearing my journey, he said he wants a life like Eddie’s, that makes me feel proud.
“I would also like to thank the staff at The Brink of Change as they also helped me to remain sober for the last 15 weeks.”