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Mary’s story

Motivated by wanting to be the best mum she could, Mary moved into Julian House in 2014 to get specialist help to overcome her addiction to alcohol and rebuilt a life for herself and her son.  “My son is staying with his dad while I’m at Julian House and I know I am in the right place to get the help I need.

I look forward to us spending normal quality time together, like helping him with his homework, eating pancakes for breakfast like we used to, watching The Simpsons or Dr Who, seeing him asleep, him telling me about cadet camp face to face, and dare he broach it those difficult things called girls.

I’m building trust with him again…I’ve been sober 14 months and he knows I am, and that I’m working hard for us to be a family again”

Mary left Julian House in having benefited from key working, counselling and specialist help to address her problematic drinking. She left us confident she could rebuild her life, and the life that she and her son wanted together.