I have completed five alcohol detoxes in my 51 years but always relapse when im out on my own. I have been alone for many years in way or another and become hopelessly addicted to alcohol a long time ago. It has broken me down physically, mentally and emotionally and ive had enough.

After my last detox I came to ANA rehab and I feel different this time. I have 23 peers and we are in it together. We have our own jobs to do which is very therapeutic and gives you a sense of self worth. We are a community and these are the most important people in the world to me right now.

If im struggling they help me. If im sad they cheer me up. I feel like I belong.

Anne C