Personal Recovery Stories

Everyone who walks through our doors at Salem Street, Bradford, is concerned with the harm caused by drugs: those with a drug problem, their families, staff trained to listen and help, volunteers, organisations who commission Bridge to carry out work for them, other agencies with whom we work, and Trustees who oversee the governance of the charity. Telling some of their stories gives a flavour of the breadth of commitment of all those involved.

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    Volunteer
    My past consists of a chaotic lifestyle where I was here, there and everywhere. I thought this was the way it will be for me through all my life, always on top of the game, in the driving seat and I felt I was untouchable. Looking back now, I realise I couldn’t have been more […]
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    Volunteer
    Before joining Bridge Project I was involved in a long history of substance use including cocaine, GHB, benzodiazepines and heavily using anabolic steroids. This was a lethal combination for me for 10 years. After finally reaching a point where I had enough and wanted to change my lifestyle, I accessed support through the Bridge Project […]
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    This story is told by a young woman who prefers not to be named. I’ve never had my Mum around – it was just me and my Dad. When I was 15 he was working quite a lot and new friends at school gave me the attention I wanted. Soon I found myself smoking weed […]
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    My name is Andrew, I’m 31 years old and I’ve been using drugs of some description since I was 11 years old. That’s a long time. I started with friends in care using solvents and glue, then cannabis, then LSD, then speed, E’s, cocaine, crack and heroin, from 11 through to 18 progressively. From 18 […]
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    My name is Michael and I’m currently dealing with an addiction to illegal drugs. It has been a long journey. I had to commit crime to fund my habit. It began with cannabis and moved through every substance I could get my hands on. I really lost touch with reality and found it hard to […]
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